Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Canning Jar Pin Cushion

I think this is just the cutest thing.

Here's my version:
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I think this would be a great gift for someone who doesn't really sew. If you used a larger jar (say, a pint) you could fit a little pair of scissors in there, and the recipient would have everything they need to mend a tear or sew on a button.

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For a quilter, maybe fill the whole bottom with quilting pins (because I think you use a lot when you quilt, not that I know from experience just yet) or safety pins. Make sure, though - I'm just guessing.

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For someone new to sewing, you could use a big jar and put a whole project in there! (Maybe instructions and materials for a sock monkey?) I think the possibilities are endless.

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I used an older wide-mouth half pint jar for mine, filled with a few notions.

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All I know is that this was really easy, fun, and I really like it. I want to make more, so maybe I will. Then again, I saw this Sushi Pin Cushion, and this Cactus One...

6 comments:

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Now, this is just too farmin' cute! This gives me a wonderful idea for gifts for some young girls just venturing out on their own.

Thank you for sharing this one, Laura ~ it's easy enough I think even I can do it!

tenthingsfarm said...

Thanks, Farmer J! It really is easy to do, and I just used stuff on hand (and an already used canning lid, of course!) Have fun, and make it the way you like it! :)

Lamb said...

I have made these for presents before and they really are just too cute!

GrammyGoo said...

These are just awesome! Thanks for sharing dear. Looks like a great project for me to so with the girls.

Hugs, GG

P.S. My grand-daughters are great fans of you blog. Ever since your off the grid laundry set up....I have to say our "experiment" in that was quite an adventure! LOL

Ali said...

Oh how cute! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be making this!

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute! Will be perfect to use for my "mending by my chair" holder! Thanks for sharing!

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