Vintage Sewing Jar

By  Carla Schauer 

  • Vintage Sewing Jar


  • Glass Quart Ball Jar with Lid, 7” tall
  • Coordinating fabrics: solid; monochromatic; solid
  • Twill tape
  • Coordinating ribbon, 18” length
  • Pearl brads (Imaginisce), three


  • Alphabet Rubber Stamps (Hero Arts)
  • Ancient Page Stamping Ink (Clearsnap): Coal Black
  • Poly-fil fiberfill (Fairfield), small amount
  • 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (Helmar Adhesives)
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • 1. Cut green fabric 1-1/2" times the jar circumference and fray edges. Sew running stitch across top and bottom. Pull thread to gather and knot ends to secure. Glue to jar.
  • 2. Cut desired size rectangle from floral print fabric. Fray edges and glue to jar as shown. Cut slightly smaller rectangle from monochromatic patterned fabric and fray edges. Layer and glue horizontally to floral rectangle.
  • 3. Stamp "doodads", "whoozits" and "thingamajigs" on twill tape. Cut apart words and fray ends. Attach pearl brads to left side of tape ends and glue to jar front.
  • 4. Cut circle from monochromatic print fabric 1" larger than jar lid. Glue fabric 3/4 of the way around jar, leaving 1/4" overhang of fabric around lid. Stuff between jar and lid to create firm pincushion, and glue remaining fabric around lid. Cut slits in fabric overhang, 1/4" apart, and glue strips to underside of lid, pulling taught to prevent wrinkles. Glue pincushion to inside of ring and tie ribbon around ring. Trim ends.