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Mason Jar Pincushion

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I have been meaning to make one of these for some time now.  I sew all the time, but I don't have a pincushion, just a little plastic box that the pins I bought came in.  I have seen a number of cute tutorials out there to make your own pincushion, so when I saw this little mason jar on sale at Joann's the other day, I knew just what to do with it!

What you need:

  • Mason jar (any size you want)
  • Small scrap of fabric
  • Quilt battin
  • Felt
  • Embellishments (ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc.)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

  1. Remove the lid from your mason jar and separate the flat piece of the lid from the screw piece.
  2. Take the inner circle from the lid and use it to trace a circle on the felt.
  3. Cut out the felt circle.
  4. Take your scrap of fabric and center the flat lid on it.  Cut a piece of material out that will accommodate the lid and the batting. 
  5. Take your batting and ball it up under the lid.  Then, take your fabric and wrap it up and over the batting and secure with your fingers on the other side of the lid.  While holding the fabric secure, push the flat lid with the fabric and batting through the screw part of the lid.
  6. Trim any fabric that is in excess. Hot glue the remaining fabric to the lid of the jar. Then, hot glue the fabric circle over the glued fabric.
  7. Add any embellishments to the jar you want.  I used a piece of ribbon and a resin flower.   Add pins and you're done! 

 Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! I am off to Vegas for a girl's trip with my Mom! Wish me luck! If I win big, maybe I'll share! ;)
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21 Responses to “Mason Jar Pincushion”

  1. What a cute idea! Too bad I don't really sew.

    1. Thank you! It would be a great gift for someone who does :)

  2. It's lovely! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Party!

  3. Thank you Amy! And thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. So cute Alyssa. I have a pincushion collection. Probably have 15 or so. A lot of them have been given to me as gifts. Wondering if I need one more? lol! Have fun in Vegas! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. This seems like a fun project, I am pinning it to make later. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope that you have a fabulous time in Vegas with your Mom. ;o)

  7. Super cute project, love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  8. Sweet pin cushion! Love the chevron:) I posted anchor dress to the Twirl party. Stop over:)

  9. That is really cute, I have been wanting to make one, thanks for the great tutorial!

  10. What a great project! I am stopping by to thank you for linking up to last week's Get Crafty Friday link party and I also wanted to let you know that your pin cushion has been featured this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    -Amy @ The Stitchin' Mommy

  11. So cute!! Popping over from the Pinterest Blitzen and pinning!! xoxo

  12. This is so darn adorable. I've got to make one for myself.

    I am an avid sewing mama! So glad I found you through the Raising Imperfection link-up - and I'm a new follower.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  13. I like it and have little doubt that Chevron print will be a huge hit! :)

    Visiting today from Raising Imperfection.

  14. Nice tutorial :) I love those 4 oz jars for so many things around the house. Stopping in from Raising Imperfection to say hello :)

  15. Beautiful idea. This sounds strange, but I love pin cushions. I still remember that my mom had a tomato one when I was a kid and I would constantly try to steal it.

  16. Very cute! Visiting from Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Party and already following you via Bloglovin'. Thanks for co-hosting!

  17. Thank you for co-hosting with us on Sunday! It's truly appreciated :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  18. Alyssa - love this project - it is such a cute, creative way to keep pins and to store more! Looks beautiful! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  19. Just pinned this and posted on Facebook as one of Freedom Fridays Features this week!!!


    PS Also shared on Google+!!!


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