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
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!