DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit
This sewing kit in a jar will make your life so much easier.
Learn how to make a pincushion jar and use it for all your on-the-go sewing needs. This stunning project is the perfect gift for a bride or for Mother's Day.
Mason jar crafts like this one are easy to make and eye catching! You'll work with felt to create pockets for easy storage, and you'll learn how to make a homemade pin cushion that attaches to the lid.
Whether you need to make a quick repair to a garment or you want to hand sew a quick project, this darling DIY travel sewing kit is a handy option for your crafting needs.
Watch the video tutorial:
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
MaterialsFelt, Glass, Recycled Materials
Project TypeMake a Project
- Felt or fabric
- A bit of polyester stuffing
- Mason jar with lid and ring
- Glue or needle and thread (or use a sewing machine)
- Scissors (a pair of tiny ones can come in handy for trimming and a rotary cutter can be great for cutting out the pockets)
Wrap your first piece of felt around the Mason jar to get your basic measurement for the sleeve. (You can use measuring tape too if you'd prefer.) Cut to size for your base piece.
Create one long pocket that goes all the way across the sleeve. This is a great place to store little threads or packets of needles. Glue along the sides and bottom edge.
Create smaller pockets to adhere to the outside of the sleeve. These pockets can be different sizes and can store things like little scissors or your seam ripper. Experiment with the layout of where you want your pockets to go on the sleeve, then glue them down on the side edges and bottom edge.
Note: If you're sewing the pockets instead of gluing them, make sure you start with the outside layers and work your way in so you don't accidentally stitch down the middle of the big pocket.
For the pincushion lid, add a wad of polyester filling to the top of the lid, then take a piece of felt that's a bit larger than you need and wrap it around the filling and the lid. This will create the shape of your pincushion. Then take the ring that comes with the lid and shove the felt, filling, and lid base into the ring to create the pincushion. Trim the felt down so there is only a slight bit of excess, then glue this felt to the back of the lid to hold everything in place.
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This beautiful project was part of our National Craft Month 2018 celebration! See this year's BRAND NEW projects here:National Craft Month 2020
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