18th Century Hanging Pincushions

This collection of links shows women who are wearing pincushions that hang from their waists by ribbons, rather than from more elaborate equipage. They probably attach to the waistband of the lady's apron or perhaps a petticoat. Some of the women also keep a pair of scissors nearby in a similar manner; I've also included illustrations where you can see the hanging scissors but not a pincushion.

Several of these appear to be simple heart-shaped pincushions, which remind me of Winterthur 1966.1020, a silk and wool pincushion made in North America c. 1775-1780.

H/T to Ruth Hodges for several additions to this page.