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 store or online on amazon.com. This pin cushion jar is so cute and useful!
Mini DIY PinCushion Sewing Kit
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
scrap fabric with a cute pattern
small black and white thread spools
2-3 needles (and a bit of extra felt fabric)
retractable measuring tape
hot glue gun and glue sticks
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How To Make A PinCushion Sewing Kit:
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 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. Then continue hot gluing fabric until it is completely sealed. This creates the pin cushion part of the diy 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!
Do you think you will make this pin cushion sewing kit in a mason jar?
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Love this & will be making it as gifts! I’ll be writing “Sew Cute” on top in a cursive font with a fine tip Sharpie. Thanks!
What an adorable idea!
I have made several of these as gifts before. I used larger mason jars and filled the jar with all the “odd”
buttons I had laying around in my sewing box.
Extra buttons are always useful. Great idea. Reminds me of the children’s book, “Buster loves Buttons”- a old favorite of ours.
If you stuff it with new clean & dry (very important, no rusting) steel wool you will keep your pins & needles sharp. Cover jar lid with cloth or tape to keep 2 metals from reacting as well. Use a little larger jar & add small scissors & more to create a gift, for an emergency “sew job”, for a student. Use plastic jar for safer handling.
Wow, that steel wool tip is so genius. I never would have thought of that!