{Mason Jar Sewing Kits}

{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!


I’ll be linking up at these parties.

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.


  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.

  2. These are so cute Meredith!
    What a great idea for a gift and such a neat packaging idea!

  3. Such a cute idea!! I want to try this :)

  4. I am totally pinning this to my gift idea board! Love it!

  5. These are just so adorable!! I love the colors you chose!! Thanks for sharing-pinning and tweeting!!

  6. I love that … such a fun idea for a gift!

  7. Those are SO cute! I don’t do a lot of sewing but they would make awesome little gifts! Pinned!

  8. I love these, and I’m actually going to make one! ;)

  9. 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!

  10. Love!! These are the sweetest things! I want to make them for some of my navy wife friends – you never know when you’ll be up late last minute sewing on some patches! Thanks for sharing, Mer!

  11. Adorable, Mer! What a great Mother’s Day gift idea! Pinning!

  12. Pinned!!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly at Smart School House

  13. 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. :)

  14. These are really neat! I’ve been meaning to make pin cushions for a while now…..Thinking these might be the ones. Pinned!

  15. This is a super cute idea!! I would love to have you share at my party! I am a new facebook follower too!

  16. What a fabulous idea Meredith :) Thank you for sharing – I shared to my page too! Rhondda

  17. Very cute and clever! And I love the fabric choice. If you get a chance, I’d love for you to show them off at All Things Pretty. http://sparklesandastove.com/all-things-pretty-thursday-2/

  18. oh these are SO cute! LOVE the fabrics too!

    Thanks for linking up Meredith! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/top-14-diy-projects-to-make/

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  19. Oh this is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  20. So cute – this would be a fun project to do with my Activity Day Girls at church!I’d love for you to share over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. It opens ever Saturday morning. Leigh Anne

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. So cute! What a fun idea! Just wanted to let you know our blog was a Wow me Wednesday co-host last week and we are featuring your project tomorrow! Please stop by if you have a chance!

  25. These are adorable, Meredith. I’ve been wanting to make some for for-ever! Thanks so much for partying with us over at Live Laugh Rowe! You’ve been featured this week here: http://www.livelaughrowe.com/diy-gifts-for-mom-live-laugh-linky-56/ Hugs!

  26. Betsy @ Anna Nimmity says:

    These are adorable! What a good idea!


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