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Topic: Just another PinCushion from a jar--With super easy tutorial!  (Read 33483 times)
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« on: March 22, 2009 05:27:16 PM »

Hello and Happy Spring everyone!
I just finished this pincushion from a jar!


Here's the tutorial:

Have you seen these new Ball® Wide Mouth Contemporary Styled Glass Preserving Jars?


I love this little Half Pint size, especially if you turn it into a pincushion. I realize this is not a new idea and there are lots of instructions available for converting a jar lid into a pincushion, but I think maybe I should give you my version!

Supplies Needed:

Fabric Scrap of your choice
Jar with lid and band
Cotton balls or fiberfill
Card Stock
Glue gun, not pictured


Step 1: Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the card stock

 
Step 2: Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the wrong side of your fabric. Increase that circle’s radius about 1” and cut out the larger circle.



Step 3: Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid then place the “sandwich” inside the band.



Step 4: Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Check to see if you need to move the fabric to avoid creases. Make any necessary adjustments and then fold in the fabric and hot glue it to the underside of the lid.



Step 5: Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges.


Step 6: Line the band with a small bead of glue and insert the pincushion into it, pressing firmly. Add the lid to the jar and YOU HAVE A NEW PINCUSHION!


Other ideas (please add yours in the comments): Monogram the top and use it as a “treasure jar”. Add ribbon, paint, and other embellishments to the band to give it even more personality.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009 05:35:38 PM »

Super-cute and a great tutorial!! I'm definitely going to have to make a few of these to give as gifts. You could put notions in the jar and use them as beginners sewing kits... Oooo- have lots of ideas now!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009 09:11:35 PM »

Hey, I just added this to my favorites over at Cut Out + Keep! The pictures show up so much better here though. I'm truly in love with the fabric you used for the pincushion, would you mind sharing where you found it?
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009 09:53:56 PM »

Lovely tutorial.  Love the fabric you used.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009 03:27:11 AM »

Hey, I just added this to my favorites over at Cut Out + Keep! The pictures show up so much better here though. I'm truly in love with the fabric you used for the pincushion, would you mind sharing where you found it?

DaringToBeGreat-thanks for adding me to your favs over at CO&K--I just found that site this past weekend and I'm loving it.  That's interesting about the picture quality, I'll have to take note and compare.  The fabric happened to arrive last week in a "lot of scraps" that I bought from a shop on Etsy.  I have no idea the name of it, but I'll do a little checking.

Quick Question: Do you know of any other sites similar to Craftster and CO&K that let you share your tutorials and tips "to the world"?  It is so much fun to read about other crafters successes and/or flops and gain tips and tricks.  That is one the reasons I like Craftster so much.  I haven't been at CO&K long enough to find the discussion area, but I'm sure it will be equally as enlightening.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Found the name of the fabric:
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Swatch.cfm?&Kwds=patti%20paisley
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 03:31:06 PM »

I just saw this on "Tute Tuesday" and it's so darn cute! I'm going to have to scrounge around for some jars like that. (:
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009 03:58:23 PM »

Oh no!  I just passed up some canning jars at the resale shop the other day that would have been perfect for this!  I'll have to go back and see if they are still there.  I have a friend who just started sewing and this would be a perfect gift for her - a little starter kit of sorts.  Thanks for sharing this adorable pin cushion!
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009 04:34:45 PM »

Brilliant!  I've been waiting to make myself a pin cushion until I found something perfect, and this is it!  Thanks for posting this, I hadn't seen these before!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009 06:24:32 PM »

I've seen jar pincushions before but this size jar (and your fabric) just take this to the next level.  I'm going to make a couple for Christmas now.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009 07:34:09 PM »

Can I just say that with your pics and your tutorial I think that even I could do it!  Thank you so much for sharing that!  What a wonderful idea.
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