One of my favorite notions is a Mason Jar Pin Cushion. The pin cushion holds my pins and needles and the jar holds some of my threads, buttons that need to be sewn on and more – all in one handy container. Mason Jar Pin Cushions are super easy (and fun!) to make, and perfect gifts for the stitcher in your life.
All you need is a mason jar (any size works) that has the two part lid, a scrap of fabric, scraps of wool batting or filling and a small piece of felt! Pull out needle and thread, heat up your glue gun and you’ll have a pin cushion in less than 30 minutes – that you will love!
What size jar can I use to make a mason jar pin cushion?
You can use any size jar. The important part is the jars need to have the two part lid system, the lid and the ring, so that you can cover the lid with fabric that you fill with batting.
What is the best stuffing for pin cushions?
We prefer wool batting. The lanolin in the wool conditions your pins and needles and the natural fiber doesn’t dull the points. If you can’t get wool, use a cotton batting or filling, as it is also a natural fiber. We do not recommend using poly-fil or polyester batting, as they can dull your needles.
Use your mason jar as a sewing kit! Keep your threads and small scissors in the jar, needles and pins in the pin cushion!
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