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Canning Jar Pin Cushion or Treasure Jar



Using the new little Half Pint size, make a super sweet and easy pincushion or “treasure jar” for Mom.

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Canning Jar Pin Cushion


  • Fabric Scrap of your choice
  • Jar with lid and band
  • Cotton balls or fiberfill
  • Card Stock
  • Glue gun, not pictured

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion Materials


  1. Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the card stock

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion
  2. Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the wrong side of your fabric. Increase that circle’s radius about 1” and cut out the larger circle.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 3

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 5
  3. Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid then place the “sandwich” inside the band.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 6

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 7
  4. Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Check to see if you need to move the fabric to avoid creases. Make any necessary adjustments and then fold in the fabric and hot glue it to the underside of the lid.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 8

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 9
  5. Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges.

    Canning Jar Pin Cushion 11
  6. Line the band with a small bead of glue and insert the pincushion into it, pressing firmly. Add the lid to the jar and YOU HAVE A NEW PINCUSHION!


Other ideas and suggestions: Monogram the top and use it as a “treasure jar”. Add ribbon, paint, and other embellishments to the band to give it even more personality.

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Aug 17, 2013

Try using a steel scrubbing pad (not with soap in it) inside the cotton batting. It sharpens and cleans the needles and pins.


Oct 22, 2012

Awesome idea put beads in jar to give as gift to a beader


27 Ratings

Aug 17, 2012

absolutely cute, where can I purchase the jars used?


Aug 17, 2012

SHAZAM! this wll make a great bingo/white elephant next month. i need one for me, too & will make it tall enuf so it won't get buried among the pattern/cloth, stuff. IDEA-weight to use as a pattern weight-put child's 1st sewing kit inside-or to send away with college-bound students, etc. Also, my grandmother saved hair from trimmings to put in cushion--said oils kept needles polished & rust-free.


Apr 8, 2012

I loved this... I really like things that give it a homie feel... it became one of my favorite scrap ribbon containers!


Jan 4, 2012

I think this is a great idea. I am going to make one, but I am going to keep my extra feet for the sewing machine in it. I purchased a well loved machine and have extra feet. What a p[perfect place to keep them! Thank you!!!!!


Jun 23, 2011

I love this!! This would be great to make and hand out as a gift..


May 30, 2011



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