Do you want a cute way to store your sewing notions? Make a mason jar pin cushion for keeping your sewing essentials close at hand. From the first time I saw them on Pinterest, I knew I had to make a few. I just never found the tutorial to create my own. So, I decided to make my own pincushion. Today I am going to show you how to make a pincushion.
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Mason Jar Pin Cushion
The image above is what your sewing jar – mason jar pin cushion will look like when complete. I hope to update the image soon, as I still have my pincushion. I made this mason jar idea way back when I first started my site and didn’t have a good camera at the time.
How to Make a Pincushion
- Quart sized mason jars, Quart sized wide mouth or Pint size Mason Jars
- Mini Sewing Kit
- Mini Sewing Scissors
- Measuring Tape
- Fat Quarter Fabrics, or scrap fabric or Shop for cotton fabrics
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wool Felt (Like in video number one’s tutorial. Instead of using the paper punch and cardboard. )
- Paper punch with scallops
- Cardboard (for optional steps covering the glued fabric)
How to make a mason jar pincushion
(pincushion with sewing kit)
You can click on the image to see the image full size showing all the steps.
- Measure your fabric larger than your lid plus, add several extra inches to the circumference.
- Cut out your fabric after marking a large circle (use pinking shears or fabric scissors)
- Add a mini sewing kit to the inside of your jar
- Add Polyfil to the top of your lid
- Cover it with the fabric
- Pull the jar-ring over the lid pushing it into place
- Flip lid upside down and hot glue fabric so the Polyfil doesn’t show
- Create a cute bottom cover by using a paper punch with scallops (or) round design paper punch
- I used scrapbook cardstock paper of different types (cardboard paper) for step 8
- Place the punched cardstock paper over the glued fabric, add glue and glue cardstock it into place
- Press firmly
- Add the lid to the mason jar with the sewing supplies added into it
- I added ribbon around the outside of the jar tied to a pair of small sewing scissors
- Then I add pretty sewing pins with round ball heads inserted into the pincushion
DIY Sewing Kit
Need a video tutorial? This is just like my tutorial except I used Polyfil batting and then added the cute cover for the bottom of the jar lid.
Here’s a video tutorial for more ways to create pincushions with mason jars. The last two do have hand sewing. Mine is a no-sew technique using a hot glue gun.
- DIY Mason Jar Pin Cushion (like mine but, with a cut circle from wool felt to cover the jar where you hot glued it down on the lid vs. cardstock or cardboard paper)
- Pin Cushion Jar – Mason Jar Decor
- DIY Pin Cushion – Mason Jar Project
Another pincushion idea is; Tea Cup Pin Cushions to Make
I hope you get a chance to try making one! I made a bunch for Christmas and gave them to my family. Everyone needs to own a sewing kit and pincushion. Before I made these I kept my pins on my magnetic pincushion. But, I love having everything I need in one spot. Making it easy to grab for quick mending projects or sewing projects.
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