Christmas Crafts: Make a Mason Jar Sewing Kit

December 11, 2013

Customize it with Dritz iron-on flock lettering – because you can!

Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Here’s the scoop. Make a mason jar sewing kit that’s loaded with sewing supplies and personalized with the recipient’s name or initials. It’s a gift that sewists will use again and again throughout the year. And with every use, sweet thoughts of you. Pretty and practical! We love it.

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Dritz Liquid Stitch™ original fabric glue
  • Dritz soft flock iron-on lettering (font of your choice – we used Monogram)
  • Mason jar
  • Pillow stuffing
  • 10″ x 10″ piece of fabric (we used Timeless Treasures Ziggy)
  • CD
  • Fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Needle & thread
  • Iron
  • Bow – if desired!

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit Using your fabric marker and the CD as a guide, trace a circle onto your fabric that is roughly 1/4″ larger than the disk. Cut it out.

Trace the inner seal of the mason jar onto another piece of fabric, and cut it out too.

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit Run your needle and thread around the edge of the large circle, approximately an 1/8″ in from the edge. Leave a few inches of thread on each end for use later.

NOTE: this doesn’t have to be perfect, because you’re not going to see it (yay!). It’s just to help gather the edges and close it up.

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit Grab a handful of pillow stuffing. Layer the fabric face down over the lid ring. Now push the stuffing into the fabric and through the hole in the lid. Hold it!

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit Now is where that nifty stitching will come in handy! While holding the stuffing and fabric in place, put the lid’s seal over the stuffing, and pull the strings to gather the fabric around the seal. Tie and cut the thread.

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit To finish the inside, apply a generous ring of Liquid Stitch around the edge of fabric as shown, and place your smaller circle of fabric into the lid. Let dry.

Christmas Crafts: Mason Jar Sewing Kit Make sure your jar is squeaky clean before you get started with the iron-on letters.

Peel the flock letters from the flock sheet, and working one letter at a time, place a letter on the jar with the shiny (adhesive) side down. Gently press it with the tip of your iron for approximately 10 seconds. Continue on with the remaining letters.

Now the really fun part! Load the jar with all kinds of Dritz sewing supplies. Sewists can never have too many marking pens, seam rippers, tape measures. Once your jar is loaded, finish it off with a nice big bow. Happy? You should be! You just made a really great gift.

Have fun and happy holidays!

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