{Mason Jar Sewing Kits}

I absolutely adore mason jars, don’t you?!  There’s just a simplicity to them that makes me want to use them everywhere in my home.  One way that I love to use them is to store sewing items in my craft room room that will one day be my nice, neat, organized craft room.  I’d show you a picture, but you’d probably spit out whatever you’re drinking on your computer and get mad at me, so I’ll just save that embarrassment, reveal until I’ve actually gotten my butt in gear to get the room set up.

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

To make Mason Jar Sewing Kits, you’ll need:

a few small mason jars

pretty fabric {you don’t need much, raid your fabric stash}

fiber fill

hot glue/glue gun

scrapbook paper that matches your fabric scraps

pen or pencil

straight pins & other sewing notions to store in your sewing kits

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

To get started, you’ll first want to trace the lid of the mason jar onto the wrong side of the scrapbook paper.  You’ll use these circles on the inside of each lid, just to give them a more finished look.

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

Once you’ve got those circles cut out, cut out a 4 x 4 or so piece of the fabric you’ll be using as well.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, as you’ll be trimming the excess fabric off in one of the last steps.

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

Next, you’ll assemble each lid of your sewing kits.

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

1. Lay the rim of the lid on a flat surface {top facing downward}.

2. Place a piece of fabric on top of the rim, wrong side facing up.

3. Place a small handful of fiber fill on top of the fabric.

4. Position the lid of the mason jar over the fiber fill.

5.  Push the lid, fiber fill, and fabric slightly through the mason jar rim.  It should pop out a bit so you’ll have an area to poke straight pins into.

6. Once you’ve gotten the lid pretty secure inside the rim, trim any excess fabric and use your hot glue gun to get the fabric to lay flat.

7.  Cover the inside of the lid with the scrapbook paper circle you cut out first to hide all the jagged fabric edges and hot glue.  {This step is optional, but I think it makes the project look more polished, especially when you need to remove the lid to get sewing items out of the jar.}

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

Anytime I’m using my sewing machine, these mason jar sewing kits are most definitely nearby.  They are the absolute BEST pincushions, and I love that I can see all the threads and other sewing items inside at a glance.  They make great gifts too for anyone that loves to sew paired with some pretty new fabric or a gift card to your local fabric store.

Mason Jar Sewing Kits @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home Makes a great gift for anyone that loves to sew! #sewing #masonjar #gift

To see some of my other Mason Jar Crafts, you can take a peek at the following posts:

//The Giving Jar//Mod Podge Dyed Mason Jars//

//Spray Painted Mason Jar//Patriotic Twine & Bead Mason Jars//

What have you used a mason jar for lately?  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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  1. Nance in Reno says

    These make great high school graduation gifts! When I made one for my niece, our daughter (who is a year older than her cousin) asked why I didn’t make one for her! I included safety pins, straight pins, a small scissor, needle threader, needles, small spools of many colors of thread, a tape measure, seam ripper, various buttons, and instead of using material and batting bought a small pin cushion (so it would hold more pins) and used carpet tape to adhere it to the lid.

    Now I have to figure out whether my nephew who is graduating this year would want a sewing kit for his dorm or if he’d rather have laundry kit instead.

    • Janet says

      I think it is a great gift for a male as well. Extra buttons, various colored thread, needles, pins, needle threader, and whatever else a young man would need to use for small mending, fixing a hem on a shirt, and replacing buttons. I know my 15 year old grandson can sew on a button and do a few small things. I’m sure a laundry kit would be a great gift too.

  2. says

    This is a fabulous idea. I have the hardest time keeping my thread spools contained (especially when my toddler starts exploring my craft space) and find pins everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    I love this idea!! I’ve been in MOP’s and think this would be a fabulous gift to give to the workers in our moppets.
    Thank you so much for the idea. :)

  4. says

    This is soo cute! I love mason jars already, but now I love them more. I am so messy with pins and having these around as multipurpose jars but help. Thanks for sharing!

  5. says

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful evening, and join me this evening for Make the Scene Monday #69!

  6. says

    GREAT job Meredith!! So cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow evening!

  7. Laura says

    I just made these for Mother’s Day. Thanks so much for the idea! Worked out great, directions were easy to follow. :)

  8. April Farley says

    These are too cute! What a sweet idea for a crafty friend or a teacher. I love jar projects ! This one is in the books ! Thanks for sharing!

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