This jam jar pincushion project is an extract from Modern Pincushions by Debbie Shore. This e-book published by Vivebooks not only has instructions for making 15 quirky pincushions but there are embedded videos showing guiding you through the projects step by step.
Not just pincushions, these jam jar creations make perfect storage for buttons, threads, ribbons and zips!
You will need
Preserve jar with a lid that has a removable centre
8in (20cm) circle of fabric, measured across
Toe end of a stocking/popsock
Handful of wadding
Ribbon to decorate
Circle of card that fits inside the lid, to neaten
Jam Jar Pincushion Project Instructions
Stuff the wadding into the stocking toe, and fold the open end over the dome of wadding. This should stay in place without stitching.
Glue the dome of wadding to the lid insert.
Wrap your fabric over the dome and lid insert and fold it underneath. Push this through the screw ring of the lid. Pull the fabric taught if necessary. Snip away any excess fabric using curved scissors.
Cut the circle of card to about ¼in (6mm) narrower than the inside of the lid, so that you don’t have too much bulk over the rubber seal, which would prevent the lid from fitting properly. Glue the card in place.
Glue the ribbon around the jar lid, and add a bow for that finishing touch (plus a button in the centre of the bow if that looks good).