Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jar Pincushion

Need a pincushion??? A little storage??? Well I can alwasy use more storage and pincushions. So I made this little one with a Mason jar. Mine actually had been a candle that I had already burned, so I cleaned up the empty jar.

To start you need a clean jar, a small amount of fabric, ribbon. trim, scissors, your glue gun and fiberfill.

Draw a circleon your fabric quite a bit bigger than the lid of your jar. (I just used a big bowl I had and traced around it).

Cut out the circle.

You could do this several different way's I just used my sewing machine and a piece of crochet thread and did a zig zag stitch over the thread.

Zig zagged all the way around to where I began.

Pulled each side of the thread to gather the circle to a pouch.

Stuffed with fiberfill.

Tie a loop and pull each side tight closing the hole to secure the fiberfill inside.

Tie a double knot to secure.

Add a bunch of hot glue to the lid.

Then attach the fabric on top of the lid pressing down till it is secure.

Add some glue to the side to attach ribbon.

Attach the ribbon and continue glueing all they way around  the lid.

Add trim around the bottom of the lid.

Here is what it looks like with the trim...I thought it still needed a little something so I made a bow from the same ribbon.

Added glue to the back where the ends meet and added the bow to make it now the front.

You have a cute little pin cushion and  a little bit of storage on the bottom. I put some wood beads in mine.

Now I just need to make some cute pins to go in  it instead of these plain Jane ones.



Jill and Michelle said...

Hi there. Just found your blog through Houseofhepworths first linky party. Great little pincushion, and I also love your craft can containers!! Brillian!


Laura said...

What a cute idea! I love the ribbon.

I have a craft party on Saturdays and I'd love it if you linked up!

Emily said...

I made some of these for Christmas, and they did NOT come out this well!! I *love* the zig zag over thread thing, I will have to remember that! Fabulous!

Found you at HoH's link party.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

That is a REALLY good idea! You can even keep your extra pins and safety pins and buttons in the bottom.

Thanks so much for Hookin' Up with me! ;)


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