Pretty Quick: Mason Jar Sewing Kit

6 Jan

So Sherry tackled sewing a bean bag and I tackled something a bit more basic – a mason jar sewing kit! I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest (and my new found ability to attach a button to a coat). Thanks for featuring this little project in the Pinterest Challenge, Sherry, Katie, Cassie and Erin!

Y’all didn’t think I could keep my sewing supplies like this, did you?

Singer Sewing Kit


As I proclaimed here, I can now sew. Kind of. As in, I can sew on a button. And nothing stops kind-of sewing like misplaced supplies or having to dig said supplies out of clamshell plastic packaging.

Enter, the Mason Jar. Oh, mason jar – is there any end to your possibilities?

I followed this tutorial  at the awesome Momtastic blog to make a cute little sewing kit. It took all of 15 minutes and it adds a pop of color to my desk/craft table.

This is one of those projects that isn’t at all necessary, but adds some pretty to a mundane thing – my favorite kind.

(Apologies for the iPhone photos.)

Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Mason Jar Sewing Kit 2

The fabric is cut from the backdrop used in my birthday party photo booth (so fun!). I also repurposed it as a Christmas tree skirt this year.

And…I didn’t have any batting and didn’t want to buy it for the small amount this project required, so I “borrowed” some stuffing from one of my pillows that had a tiny hole in the bottom. The pillow didn’t seem to mind.

There you have it – a pretty quick sewing kit made from items I had around the house. Now I’ll just have to wait for a button to fall off of something.

Do you have a sewing kit?

4 Responses to “Pretty Quick: Mason Jar Sewing Kit”

  1. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic March 14, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Super cute! I love the fabric you used for the pin cushion.

    • Katie March 14, 2012 at 10:51 am #

      Thank you Brandi!

  2. Emily March 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Too funny that you stole the batting from a pillow! Great idea tho! I really need something like this to hold all my sewing kit together since I am constantly losing pieces.

    ~em at small girl, big world

    • Katie March 15, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      Thanks Emily! I’m happy to report the pillow is still doing just fine. 🙂

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