{mason jar pin cushions}

This year for Mother’s Day, I got a sewing machine!  Some may find this to be an odd gift, but I was ecstatic to finally get one!  Now I just need to figure the thing out.  Since I know sewers use lots of pins to hold fabric in place, I thought it was time I made myself a super cute mason jar pin cushion.  They’ve been popping up pretty regularly on my Pinterest feed.  I followed most of the tutorial I found at life {made} simple.  As you can see, Natalie used smaller masons for her pin cushions.

To make {mason jar pin cushions} you’ll need:

  • mason jars of your desired size and shape (I got mine at Hobby Lobby when they were running a 50% off glass sale)
  • coordinating fabrics (leftover from my Covered Diaper Boxes project)
  • cardstock that goes well with your fabric (already owned)
  • fiberfill or cotton balls (already owned)
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • sewing notions (to fill the jars)
The total cost of this project was about $10 if you include the thread, stitch ripper, and pins that I also purchased to put inside the jars!
To get started, lay out your fabric and cardstock pretty side down.  Trace the lid of the mason jar on the cardstock and cut it out to be exactly the same size as the lid.  I made two circles, since I’m working with two mason jars.  Also use the lid to trace a larger circle on the back side of your fabric.  You want the fabric circles to be about an inch larger than the actual lid.  It’s okay if they aren’t perfect; you’ll be cutting off excess material in the next step!
Once you have the fabric and cardstock circles cut, you’re ready to begin assembling each jar!  Grab a handful of fiber fill or cotton balls and place it on the back side of one of the fabric circles.  Place the lid on top of the fiber fill and  begin to stuff all of it through the band of the mason jar.  Make sure the fabric is laying smooth and if it’s got a pattern it’s positioned how you like it.  Once you’ve got a little dome on top of the lid, and you feel good about how it looks, you can trim most of the leftover fabric off and hot glue the rest to the inside of your lid.  (*Note: You’ll want to trim off as much fabric as possible so the underside of the lid doesn’t get too crowded…if there is too much fabric, your lid may not close properly!)  After cutting and gluing your fabric, use one of your cardstock circles to cover up those fabric cuts.  You could totally skip this step, but it gives the jar a nice finished look in my opinion!
Now, fill your jar with thread and other sewing materials…
Load your pin cushions with cute pins, and twist the tops onto the masons!
There you have it!  Instant sewing storage and cute pin cushions!
Now I just need to learn how to use my new machine!  Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll have some fun sewing projects to share :)
Please leave a comment, I love to hear from my readers!  AND…

…Don’t forget to vote today in Round 1 of the One Crafty Contest!  Voting is open until noon on Tuesday!  I cannot share with you all what I made since voting is now anonymous!  Hopefully one of your five votes will be my entry!


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  1. says

    What a cute way to store those pins! I love this and need to make me one! Thanks so much for entering this too at the Project Pinterest Challenge! Good Luck!

  2. says

    Here you go again, coming up with something so very clever!! I would love for you to link this up to Freedom Fridays Blog Hop.


    PS Check out my May 24th post where I am co hosting Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. TWO Parties, one place! So hoping to see you there!

  3. says

    These are so cute! Multiple uses…love it! Thanks for sharing your ideas on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We’ll see you next week! -The Sisters

  4. says

    I love this! I sew every week, practically every day…and digging the pins out of the box is getting really annoying!!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog


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