How to Make a Pincushion Jar

These pincushion jars are so easy to make, and are a great idea for a simple but thoughtful present at Christmas time. Fill with a selection of sewing goodies according to your recipient – ribbons, thread, buttons, scissors, or whatever else you like!

How to Make a Pincushion Jar

Skill Level : Beginner

Time to make : One hour

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Measure four centimetres from the edge of the lid of the jar and cut out the circle on the fabric.How to Make a Pincushion Jar #gift #sewing
  2. Draw round the inner part of the lid on to cardboard and cut out.
  3. Repeat number 2 on the felt and use the pinking shears to cut around the edge.
  4. Using a needle and doubled up thread for strength, use a gathering stitch around the edge of the fabric.
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  5. Fill the circle of fabric with stuffing, put in the circle of cardboard and draw the thread in and tie off.
  6. Gently push the stuffed fabric in to the lid of the jar.
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  7. Using the glue gun glue the felt to the inside of the lid to hide the gathering.
  8. Screw the lid onto the jar and tie a decorative bow around the top to finish.How to Make a Pincushion Jar #gift #sewing

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