Tomato Pin Cushion with Sharpener
The traditional tomato pin cushion is used for storing needles and pins. It has a small strawberry attached to it which has emery powder inside. This powder is abrasive and allows the strawberry to be used to sharpen pins or needles and to clean off any rust.
Push your pin or needle into the strawberry, whilst holding it firmly between your thumb and forefinger. Carefully push the pin in and out until it has been sharpened or any rust removed.