I came across these really cute mason jar pincushion sewing kits that are super quick and simple to make. I love all the different fabric options there are with the pin cushion lids. It literally only takes a few minutes and very little material to make your own sewing kit. I think it would be a great gift project for any group of ladies that likes the needle or yarn crafts. Depending on the size of the jar, you could put anything from sewing supplies, to crochet or knitting supplies in your jar. You can really make it your own with the material choices and then you alway have the option to decorate the jar with ribbons or paint.
To get started, you will need a mason jar of any size or style with the lid and screw on band. You’ll need some really cute fabric, stuffing for the jar pin cushion, scissors, and glue. It seems that hot glue is the overwhelming preference for this project. I’m sure if you don’t have a glue gun, you could use super glue, gorilla glue or something similar.
The first step is to cut the fabric twice the diameter of the inner lid. Then trace the inner lid on another piece of fabric and cut it out. You should have two circles cut out. One for the stuffing used make the pin cushion and the other to secure the fabric ends under the lid.
Next, you will place the stuffing in the center of the larger piece of fabric, place the lid on top of the stuffing, and start pulling the fabric around the stuffing and gluing it to the lid. Do this all the way around the lid, pulling the fabric smooth, until you have it all secured to the underside of the lid. Now glue the smaller fabric piece over the fabric ends to keep them secure.
Place the jar pin cushion into the screw on ring, fill the mason jar with your sewing kit items and screw the mason jar pin cushion on top. I saw that someone also put one of those round plastic needle holders in the lid and said it fit perfectly, so that’s also an option. Now doesn’t it look easy to make your own sewing kit? I would love to see some different styles of canning jars used for this project. Post yours in the comments for everyone to see.
These canning jars look they would make some interesting DIY pin cushion sewing kits!