Monday, January 25, 2010

Sewing Jar Pincushion

I've been wanting to make one of these sewing jars for years.

I made this prototype tonight. I have a whole box of these canning jars that I think I bought to store homemade yogurt in, but never used them. I'm not sure I'll make anymore of these, but if I did, for my shop, I'd think of a better way to finish off the inside of the cap. I just popped in a circle of scrapbooking paperboard with the look of old lettering on it.

Sometimes I go wild with something and make many and other times I just make a prototype and keep it for myself and move on to something else. I'm not sure how others make them, but I cut a styrofoam ball in half to use as the pincushion top. I love hot glue...It makes crafting SO easy.


Almost Precious said...

Very clever idea, a place for those pins and needles and storage for all those tiny sewing items that somehow seem to get scattered everywhere.
Nice blog, found your blog on an etsy forum thread about blog followers. Glad I check yours out as it is super. I'm going to follow you as soon as I get this posted. :)

Almost Precious said...

Went to look for your Followers gadget and wasn't able to locate one. :(

Scarlett a.k.a. kittyred said...

Hi Almost Precious,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad you liked it. It's nice to see a fellow Etsy seller visiting me here in one of my many corners of the Internet. No, I don't have a Followers gadget, Sorry - Not sure how to get one...I'm anxious to check your blog out...