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« on: May 15, 2012 10:41:42 AM »

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Storage Jar Labels using the BERNINA 380



I have a new cubby-hole shelf in my sewing room, and I'm using pint-size canning jars for storage there.  I wanted some labels for the jars, and the BERNINA 380 just happens to be able to sew letters and words--this is a perfect project to experiment with that!



For 12 jars with a 10" circumference, you need 12 fabric strips cut 1 1/2" x 11", 12 pieces of 1/4" wide elastic cut 10" long, and wool felt in two colors.



Start by making the straps to hold the labels in place: using a 1/4" seam, sew the fabric strips in half lengthwise, right sides together, then turn them right-side-out.  Thread one piece of elastic through each fabric tube.  (I used the turning tool in the picture above to do both.) Then overlap the ends of the elastic 1/2" and sew the overlapped area securely on the machine.



You don't have to finish the ends of the fabric, since they will be covered by the label.



Now it's time to make the label!  The manual for the BERNINA 380 gives easy-to-follow instructions for selecting the letters you want to sew.  You scroll through the alphabet and make your selection.  



The letter you choose is displayed on the screen--see, in the picture above, I've chosen the letter "N".



Then you step on the pedal and the machine sews the word!  It's so cool!



I sewed my words onto white wool felt, leaving spaces in between for cutting.



Carefully cut the words apart, leaving 1/4" of the felt on each side.  Then, cut along each edge with pinking shears.



Measure and cut the gray felt 1/4" wider and longer than the white felt.  Pin the word to the gray felt, and sew it on the BERNINA.



Beautiful!



Cut a second piece of gray felt (for backing) the same size as the one on the label, and layer a strap between the backing and the label.  Pin them together and sew close to the edge of the gray felt, all the way around all four sides with the machine.



This is how the finished labels look, front and back.



Slip a label onto each jar and you are done!



Here are my jars, all neatly labeled.  This was a fast and fun and practical project--I love it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 10:59:47 AM »

You have the cutest storage jars in town!  What a great use for the lettering feature.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 11:28:36 AM »

They would also made great bracelets!!  I can just picture my daughter sporting one on her wrist:)
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012 02:08:05 PM »

How cute is that?!?

My kids have always wanted a label maker (I am afraid to come home and have EVERYTHING labeled... spices, noodles, cat...), but if they were to make these labels it would at least be cute!
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012 02:16:41 PM »

This makes me want to LABEL ALL THE THINGS!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012 04:38:24 PM »

This makes me want to LABEL ALL THE THINGS!!!  Cheesy

Omg, I wholeheartedly agree!  It does LETTERS!  How freaking cool is that?!
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012 05:09:47 PM »

This makes me want to LABEL ALL THE THINGS!!!  Cheesy

Haha, dang it!  You posted what I was thinking. Cheesy

This is beyond fabulous.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014 02:56:42 PM »

Thanks for featuring this as the current project of the week! I still love these jar labels and use these jars all the time. If you don't have a sewing machine that embroiders words, you could hand-embroider them, or substitute cotton fabric for the felt and use rubber stamps to stamp the words.
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