Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pincushion Jars

I saw these online one day and when I got home from work I had to try my hand! I thought they would be handy when quilting. We like to quilt at all odd moments, while catching up on the days news,  resting for a few minutes between chores or cozied in for the night watching a movie. That means the quilt gets moved around a lot from one spot to another. With these little pincushion jars to help us stay organized we won't have to go searching for the needle and thread or leave a trail of safety pins behind us.
 They are quite simple to make. You may either use a sewing method or a non-sewing method.
What you will need:
canning jar with lid and ring
scrap of fabric
fiber fill
cardstock or shirt cardboard
hot glue gun or craft glue
needle and thread (sewing method)

1. Draw a circle on wrong side of fabric about 2" bigger then your lid. Cut out and sew large gathering stitches around edge.
2. Place fiber fill on fabric. Lay lid on top and pull up gathering stitches. Check to see how firm and how puffy pincushion is by putting the ring over lid, arranging fabric so there are no large tucks. When just right, knot thread. (For the non sewing method, glue the fabric directly onto the lid, tucking and gathering.)
3. Place lid on cardstock and trace. Cut out circle and glue to bottom of lid.
4. Screw lid and ring on jar and let dry!


  1. I love the colors you used!

    1. Lol! I was trying to think of who I was going to give them too and not use just pink!

  2. Love this new blog..and I'm your newest follower. :-)
    I made 'Lillie's Little Sweater' also for the two youngest grandsons last Christmas. Love that pattern. Now I need to make two bigger sweaters for the next two older boys. Wish there was 'Lillie's Not-Quite-So-Little' Sweater pattern. I really want to knit cardigans for them, rather than going to the Wonderful Wallaby. Any ideas?

    1. Welcome! Glad you like our newest project!
      I will look up the pattern company and see what else they have. Seems like I remember them having another pattern, besides the "Wonderful Wallaby". I will let you know.