One of the items from Tuesday’s Mason Jar post was the Anthropologie sewing kit, which I thought was super adorable. Because I have a growing kit of sewing supplies and an excess amount of mason jars, I gave it a try to make it on my own. Honestly, this is the first project I have actually finished and stated, “I should have just bought it!” There was a lot of trial and error, but I finally got it to an acceptable appearance. Want to know how to make it?
You will need: 1-2 fabrics, scissors, mason jar, sewing needle and string, pins, cotton or cotton balls, glue.
I started by cutting two circles of fabric slightly bigger than the lid. On one of the circles, I traced a line of the inner circle of the lid. I then took the other circle pinned it to the fabric along the line that was traced. Even though the fabric circles are the same size, the top one needs to have some give to fill with cotton later. So the edges of the top circle should be pinned to the circle traced with pen. After you have pinned around the entire circle, it will pop up like a muffin!
Next you will sew along those pins (don’t make fun of my sloppy sewing skills!). Do NOT stitch all the way around! Leave about a 1″ gap. I used red string so you can easily see where I stitched. Then, pushing the extra fabric toward the center, use pins to form a smaller circle, then stitch along this line as well. Once again, do not stitch all the way around. Leave another gap that lines up with the gap on the larger circle. It may seem weird to do two rounds of stitches, I’m not a sewer so I don’t know. But the reason I did it was because without the outer circle, the extra fabric would pull through the lid and this little “poof” would fall off (again, I’m not a huge sewer so I don’t know the correct terminology, haha!)
Take the lid of the jar and smear glue onto it (I use Liquid Fusion). Glue the fabric to the lid of the jar and let it dry. Then, making sure the fabric is firmly secured to the lid, begin stuffing it tight with cotton balls.
Once the fabric is stuffed with cotton, flip the lid over and finish stitching the gap.
Next, you will cut the extra fabric from the edges of the lid.
You can then fill your jar with your sewing goods, put the lid on, and screw on the top! A few items I put in my jar: needles, different thread colors, scissors, and measuring tape.
If you choose to do this project and have any questions, please feel free to ask! The directions to someone who hasn’t watched me do this may not make as much sense. Enjoy!