I love to sew and do other crafty things that involve needlework. I am always looking for places to put pins and needles to make it easy to reach them at all times. One day while browsing through Pinterest looking for sewing ideas. I thought to myself, why not use mason jars and create a pin cushions out of them! Ironically, there is no sewing involved in this craft.
Making Pin Cushions Out of Mason Jar
What you need for this project
- Mason Jar
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Cotton Batting
Instructions for this project
- You will want to cut the fabric so that there is enough space around the lid of the mason jar to hold enough batting to make a pin cushion out of it.
- Once you have the fabric in place, you can add some cotton batting under it and start gluing the fabric to the bottom side of the lid. Get a good part of the fabric glued down and then you can add more cotton batting as needed, be sure not over to do it.
- Once all the fabric is glued down you can cut off any additional fabric, so it’s not too bulky at the bottom. Cut a piece of feeling to fit over the bottom of the lid to cover up the bunched up fabric and to keep it all in place.
- Place the lid into your mason jar, place any items you’d like the inside of the jar, and seal up.
This is perfect for having a small sewing kit anywhere within the house. You can place it on a table in the living room, bedroom, or even bring it to your office. This way you always have sewing items nearby in the event you lose a button or need to fix something. They also make great gifts.
I remember my Grandma having one of these near her sewing machine, brings back memories. She also used canning jars to hold nails, nuts, screws, etc. She attached the lids to a piece of wood and the wood to some arms, kind of like a paper towel holder. One could then spin it and remove whatever jar they needed. I like inventive ways to use jars, seems like we always have extra laying around the house, especially mid way through the winter!