Inside: How to Make a Mason Jar Pin Cushion
Because I have this serious obsession with sewing pins I put together an almost no-sew pin cushion project. (See my Essential Guide to Sewing Pins here)
They make great gifts for sewing friends, teachers, table decorations, or sewing club gifts.
How to Make a Mason Jar Pin Cushion
- 1 Mason Jar (any size works)
- 6” X 6” Fabric Scrap
- Needle and Thread
- Hot Glue Gun + hot glue sticks
- Piece of cardboard or felt
Step 1: Prepare the Fabric
Round out the edges of the 6 x 6 piece of fabric. It doesn’t have to be perfect, either.
Take the needle and thread and make a loose running stitch around the inside edge of the fabric.
Or, set a sewing machine on the longest stitch length and stitch around the outer edge.
Gather the thread by pulling it up.
Step 2: Add Batting
Stuff some batting into the fabric circle until it is nice and pouffy.
Hint: If you have any wool batting, this makes the best pin cushion stuffing because the lanolin from the wool helps your pins go into fabric better.
Put the lid into the bottom of the pouffy circle and then pull the gathering threads tighter.
Add more batting if it isn’t pouffy enough.
Step 3: Finish the Mason Jar Top
Hot glue the fabric to the bottom of the lid. This helps hold it all in place. Be sure to trim the thread tails.
Cut a circle of fabric from either the cardboard or felt. I traced the inner circle of the jar ring.
Hot glue the felt or cardboard to the bottom side of the lid to cover the raw edges.
Step 4: Fill Mason Jar and Enjoy
Push the pin cushion into the jar ring.
Fill the jars with buttons, sewing notions, pins, or even candy.
Top with some really cute pins.
This will be the last time I use the word pouffy in this post.