This DIY Pin Cushion Sewing Kit is so fun to make and so cute that you will have a hard time making just one. They make a lovely DIY gift for a beginning sewer, an experienced seamstress, or someone headed off to college. Pick a pretty scrap of fabric and a little mason jar and get ready to create this pretty and useful gift for someone (or yourself). I picked up all the sewing items inexpensively at my Michael’s but you can find them at any craft stores. This mason jar pin cushion jar is so cute and useful!
Mini DIY Sewing Kit With Pin Cushion
Whenever I see a pin cushion full of colorful stick pins, I think of my grandmother. I loved watching her sew. I wish I could make one of these nifty sewing kits with a pin cushion for her because I just know she would tell me how clever I am. She was the sweetest! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this diy mason jar craft as much as I do!
DIY Sewing Kit Pin Cushion Supplies:
Mason Jar or Ball Jar with lid and band
a small piece of fabric with a cute pattern (your favorite fabric scraps work well)
small black and white thread spools
2-3 needles (and a bit of extra felt fabric)
retractable measuring tape
straight sewing pins
hot glue gun and glue sticks
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How To Make A Pin Cushion From A Mason Jar:
Remove the lid portion of your mason jar and lay it on the fabric so that the top is facing the “wrong” side of the fabric. Cut a fabric circle around it, leaving ½” of extra fabric all the way around.
Apply an even line of hot glue on the underside 1” at a time, gathering and folding fabric over and pressing into glue, barely overlapping. Continue until you have a 2” opening then stuff with cotton batting until desired puffiness is reached. I think cotton batting makes the best filling but you could use cotton balls if you need a substitute for the pincushion stuffing.
Then continue hot gluing fabric until it is completely sealed. This creates the pin cushion part of the diy sewing kit. The best part of this diy pin cushion jar is that it also serves as a mini storage area for a small sewing kit.
To keep the needles from rolling around in the jar, I cut a small square of felt cloth and pierced the needles through it.
Fill your pin cushion sewing kit include a few basic necessities that will come in handy for popped buttons or loose hemlines- a small spool of both black and white thread, a small retracting measuring tape, straight pins, and a couple needles on fabric. Slip covered lid through ring and place on jar. Screw shut. Now you can tie a pretty bow and diy pin cushion sewing kit will be ready to gift!
These tiny pincushions make such a great project to make use of pretty scrap fabrics. You may want to get several mason jars because these make great gifts for sewing friends! Do you think you will make this pin cushion sewing kit in a mason jar?