Last week, we talked about making your own sewing kit for mending and hemming, and I mentioned that I made a mason jar sewing kit. It’s been a week, and so far, I’ve pulled it out three times for various reasons. I am finding this little kit handy because all of the essentials are right there together, instead of being spread out all over the house – and the best part is that it’s super quick and easy! (Not to mention cute, if I do say so myself) I made this little kit in about 20 minutes, while 3 boys were begging for snacks and I was cooking supper. It’s that easy. All it takes is a few supplies, and a few moments of your time.
Supplies to Make Your Own Mason Jar Sewing Kit
To make your kit, here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 clean and empty Mason jar
- 1 metal ring (the metal band that screws onto the jar, over the lid)
- 1 metal lid (the flat round piece that fits inside the metal ring)
- 1 small square of fabric
- Polyfil or stuffing of some kind
- A piece of thin cardboard (like you’d get from an empty box of cereal) or card stock
- Hot glue gun and glue stick (optional)
Cut a scrap of fabric that overlaps the metal band about 1.5 inches on each side. I used a piece of scrap flannel for my fabric but I think I’d recommend a cotton as its a bit thinner and will make it easier for you to tuck it in later. To make sure I had enough fabric, I traced a circle on the underside of my fabric and then guesstimated 1.5 inches out from there.
Lay your metal band on the piece of cardboard/card stock and trace it. Cut the circle out and set aside.
Make The Pin Cushion:
Are you ready? You won’t believe how easy this is!
1. Lay the metal band face-down on the table, with the screw-on band facing up. Squarely place your fabric (right side down) into the ring, and lightly press the fabric into the circle, making sure that there’s at least a half-inch of overlap all the way around.
2. Take the stuffing and gently push it into the circle. The fabric will start to tighten on the underside. You’ll have to best gauge when you have enough, depending on the size of jar and your personal preferences, but it was a small handful for me. Again, be careful to leave some fabric overlap – don’t push too hard!
That’s it! Now you’re ready to fill your new mason jar sewing kit with your basic sewing supplies! This was such a quick and easy project. I can’t wait to make some for my niece’s at Christmas this year (and my mom and mother-in-law and sister-in-law….you get the picture!)