These wonderful pins have all the attributes of 1/2" pins - but are better!
The essential applique pin is 5/8" long - a full 1/8" longer than the sequin pins we used for years. That little bit of extra length makes these sequin pins easier to pick up and use.
The traditional head on this pin is easy to pick up and it gives you traction as you push the pin through the fabric.
The essential pin is just a little thicker than the shorter pins we used to use. Surprisingly, that thickness helps to keep the pins in the fabric as you sew.