Making a Mason Jar Pin Cushion and Sewing Kit

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April 14, 2012

Having a portable sewing kit is very helpful. This Mason jar sewing kit also has a built in pin cushion.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes



Supplies for Mason jar pincushion and sewing kit.


  1. Remove the Mason jar lid from the ring. Lay it on your fabric and draw a circle that is approximately 1 inch larger than the lid.
  2. Take a handful of fiber fill and put it between the lid and fabric.
  3. Fabric circle, batting, and jar lid.

  4. Then put the lid with fiber fill and fabric back into the Mason jar ring so that it protrudes from the top. (This is going to be the pin cushion.)
  5. Fitting pin cushion parts into jar for fabric gluingring.


  6. Place the whole thing upside down onto the jar so that the underside of the lid is up. Gently pull on the fabric to get rid of any big puckers in the pin cushion.
  7. Using your glue gun, start folding the fabric towards the center of the lid and gluing it down.
  8. Gluing fabric to underside of lid.
    View of underside of lid with fabric glued in place.

  9. Once all of the fabric has been glued down you can cut either a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper or some of the fabric into a circle, slightly smaller than the lid, to cover the glued edges. Glue this down to the lid. I have included photos of preparing a smaller fabric circle, as an option.
  10. Scrapbook paper circle to cover gathered fabric on lid.
    Tracing circle on fabric.
    Applying glue to small fabric circle


  11. Remove the pin cushion lid from the ring and place a few dots of glue around the edge, then push it back into the ring. I recommend screwing the lid onto the jar so that it adheres in the correct place while it is drying.
  12. Applying hot glue to pincushion.
    finished pincushion atop jar

  13. Once your pin cushion is properly stuck to the ring, remove it from the jar and put your sewing kit items inside. You now have a super cute and handy sewing kit.
  14. Jar with pincushion and sewing kit supplies.

    By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA

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June 23, 2014

Mason jars make great sewing kits. Learn how to make one by watching this short video.


November 7, 2020

This is a miniature sewing kit, which holds a few basic sewing supplies, for the beginner seamstress. I put straight pins on the pincushion top, a pair of scissors, some thread, a measuring tape, some needles, and small scraps of fabric into the jar.

Canning Jar Sewing Kit - finished kit

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