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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mason Jar Pincushions! #tbt

Since I have been blogging now for almost 4 years...
I thought it would be fun to revisit some old posts.
So, this year...on Thursdays, I'll post a throwback!
Maybe I'll have an update, some new pictures or change up somehow!
I think it will be fun!
So, today:

Mason Jar Pincushions!
Totally updated!
 You will need:
Ball Mason Jars...1/2 pint size Elite collection...wide mouth!
They are so cute because they are so squatty!
Best place I found to buy them was TARGET.
Okay, any mason jar will work!
And it's just changing up the lid...so you could mix it up later!

 You will also need:

cork, scissors, hot glue gun, jars, cotton stuffing, black paper and cute fabric
 Cut a piece of cork to fit inside the top of the sealing lid.
The cork is the real VIP of this project.  It will give your pins something to grip into and
 hold them in place.  Just cotton will not make a great pincushion.

 Hot glue it in place.
(disregard the horrible chippy nails...)
 Like this.
Notice the cork fits inside with a 1/4" border...this is important.
 Next cut a circle of fabric...about 7 inches or so...
 Get a big ball of cotton stuffing and pack it tight...
 Place the cotton on the wrong side of the fabric circle.
 Then press the corked side of the lid on the cotton...
 Now, hot glue.
Don't put any hot glue on the red sealing part of the ring...
it will be too fat to close back into your jar.
So, glue on the white part...just add glue and fold over the fabric tightly.
 Repeat on all four sides before going around the entire lid...
 Just tacking it in place.
 Then fill in and fold all the fabric down.
 Next, cut a circle of black paper to fit on the lid...
 Glue it down all over the backside to cover all the tucked fabric.
 Now add the ring...
 And twist it back on the jar!
 Instant pincushion perfection!
Fill with sewing supplies, buttons, snipping scissors, needles, thread, cloth measuring tape, etc!
 Great gift idea for a sewer!

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Filomena Crochet said...


Xayide2 said...

I really only use mine for paper crafting and fill it with all those extra buttons you get with new clothes. I use the pins all the time to unclog a glue nozzle or poke paper out of a die. :)

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