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Mason Jar Sewing Kit
writes, "With its built-in pincushion, this sewing kit is perfect to have on hand for quick repairs and mending. It makes a special gift for both the seasoned quilter and the beginning sewer."

Mason Jar {with a 2-part lid}
Stuffing {we used fiber-fill and thick felt}
Hot glue gun + glue
Sewing supplies {see suggestions below}

1) Choose Your Jar & Fabric
Mason jars come in many shapes & sizes. Find a jar that will easily fit the items you want to include {see #3}.

Fabric comes in every color imaginable. Choose something pretty and sturdy enough to withstand poking with pins {we used cotton flannel}.

2) Make Your Pincushion Lid
Your lid has two parts: the lid and the band. Cut a circle of fabric that is larger than your lid by about an inch all the way around.

We used two very thick pieces of felt {a felted sweater} at the base of the pincushion to give it more substance, then a tightly compacted ball of fiberfill on top of that. Lay it out on your work surface like this: fabric circle wrong side up, then fiberfill ball, then felt, then lid with the seal side facing you. While keeping pressure on the lid, wrap a side of the fabric around the lid and hot glue. Then glue the opposite side. Work your way around the lid until it is glued all the way around. Press it into place inside the band, then screw onto your jar.

3) Fill Your Jar
Fill your jar with sewing supplies: buttons, thread, needles, pins, thimble, measuring tape, scissors.
Look for vintage items to add charm to your sewing kit. Fill the pincushion with several straight pins.

More Ideas:
~ Make six jars with six different fabrics: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. They will look beautiful lined up on your sewing room shelf while keeping your supplies color coded.

~ This would make a great holiday present, especially paired with a mason jar snow globe:

~ Make one for your friend in their favorite color. Give it alongside some pretty fabric and a fun pattern.

Catie Eyer
Artist, mom, and blogger at http://five-ten-fifteen.blogspot.com


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