Mason Jar Pin Cushions


I love to sew and do other crafty things that involve needlework.  Because of this, I am always looking for places to put pins and needles to make it easy to reach them at all times. One day while browsing through Pinterest looking for sewing ideas I thought to myself, why not use one of my mason jars and create a pin cushion out of it!  Ironically, there is no sewing involved in this craft.

Mason Jar Pin Cushions

What you need for this project

  • Mason Jar
  • Fabric
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Cotton Batting

Instructions for this project

  1. You will want to cut the fabric so that there is enough space around the lid of the mason jar to hold enough batting to make a pin cushion out of it.
  2. Once you have the fabric in place, you can add some cotton batting under it and start gluing the fabric to the bottom side of the lid.  Get a good part of the fabric glued down and then you can add more cotton batting as needed, be sure not over to do it.
  3. Once all the fabric is glued down you can cut off any additional fabric, so it’s not too bulky at the bottom.  Cut a piece of feeling to fit over the bottom of the lid to cover up the bunched up fabric and to keep it all in place.
  4. Place the lid into your mason jar, place any items you’d like the inside of the jar, and seal up.

Mason Jar Pin Cushions

This is perfect for having a small sewing kit anywhere within the house; you can place it on a table in the living room, in the bedroom, or even bring it to your office, so you always have sewing items nearby in the event you lose a button or need to fix something.  They also make great gifts.

One Comment

  1. Jeffrey

    April 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I remember my Grandma having one of these near her sewing machine, brings back memories. She also used canning jars to hold nails, nuts, screws, etc. She attached the lids to a piece of wood and the wood to some arms, kind of like a paper towel holder. One could then spin it and remove whatever jar they needed. I like inventive ways to use jars, seems like we always have extra laying around the house, especially mid way through the winter!


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