Mason Jar Pincushion

Thanks Ange, for this great idea! I like pincushions, as you can see. Especially ones that are big and hold lots of pins. I also LOVE mason jars. Luckily I had one tiny swatch of my favourite Amy Butler fabric left to make the top. The fabric is Park Fountains, in Fuschia.

I placed a magnet on the inside of the lid (no need for glue here — magnet stuck to the metal lid) and it keeps the pins within easy grasp.

Another nice pincushion with some ribbon detailing around the rim of the lid. This fabric is Amy Butler’s Nouveau Trees in Moss colour.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ann
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 01:17:48

    What a great idea that is.So cute


  2. Cee
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:47:54

    That’s a brilliant idea! Does the fabric wrap under the lid? What happens when you remove the lid to reach things on inside?


    • wousie
      Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:49:55

      Yes the fabric is hot glue gunned to that lid and then covered with a circular piece of cardstock. I actually haven’t done it yet, but will try covering the inside w/ a piece of thick (interfacing’ed) fabric.


    • wousie
      Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:53:40

      The lid is quite tight fitting in the lid/ring, so it doesn’t separate from the ring. But you could pop it out if you wanted to. I’ll try to take more pics when it’s all complete 🙂


  3. ange of all trades
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:38:48

    A tip is to add just a little bit of hot glue around the rim of the cushion before putting the ring back on. You don’t have to put interfacing fabric on the bottom. I just cut a circle and glue it right on. Resist cutting fabric to cover the whole surface as it makes it harder to screw on the lid back on. But if you leave it in place for a couple hours, the fabric just softens over time and it gets easier to open and close again!


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