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Pin Cushions

Easiest and maybe the cutest project for your sewing kit today, in the history of ever. A Saturday not long ago my mama and I went to Jo’Ann’s (the local fabic/craft store) and got everything I needed for a sewing kit. I had researched what I would need a little, but mainly just used mama’s knowledge. She said – as did my research – that I didn’t necessarily have to have a pin cushion, but it would be a convenience.

Since it wasn’t a necessity I was not going to settle for a tomato – even if they made it in purple fabric. If you’re on pinterest you know where I’m going with this . . . mason jar pin cusion. As usual, I saw the pictures and figured it out for myself so I did not follow a tutorial. But I do have a couple pinned under my sewing board you can find here if you’d like to compare.

 

To start you’ll need some scrap fabric, cotton balls, a mason jar (any size will do) with seperated lid, and scissors.

 

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Cut a piece of fabric to fit over the lid like the picture below with about 1” extra since we’ll be adding the cotton balls

 

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Add the cotton balls in between and push the cap tightly over.

 

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Trim your fabric – be sure to go low enough that the ridges are seen

 

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Add your pins!

 

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It works perfectly, and it’s better than a tomato. The cotton is a little loose from the outer part of the lid, but it stays put so no worries. If it ever became a problem a little hot glue under around the edge would work.

What are things you like to keep in your sewing kit that aren’t necessities?

 

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