Sewing Kit In A Jar

April 29, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY

Hello everybody!

Mother’s Day is coming closer, and I was wondering what all these wonderful women, who run their ( little) successful family (-business), would want for Mother’s Day.

Or what would they like to make for their mom?

So today we have a sewing kit in a jar!

You will need:

– Jars

– Fabric

– Batting

– Spray Paint

– Hot Glue

And here is how you do it:

You guys probably think “dammit, when is she going to buy some new fabric!”… I am sorry guys, still having leftovers from my birthday in a suitcase project (which btw got featured at Apartment Therapy today).

The pictures should be self-explanatory. To pimp up the jar a little, I made a silhouette stencil out of paper (Download) and then spray painted the cut out. You could also use chalk labels like here.

More things in jars:

Cupcakes anyone??

Storage, wow!!

…in the bathroom

solar lights


… and here is another really cute pin cushion jar.

This is it for today, now off to buy some fabric;-)

Linked with Skip to my Lou & Amaze me Monday & Here & TCB & Tip Junkie & The CSI Project &
Somewhat Simple & Paisley Passions & TT&J & Tidy Mom

//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. New Follower! Love your site!! I can’t wait to poke around some more:-)

  2. Very cute, and a great idea — thanks!
    Elise/One Woman, Reinvented recently blogged..A Droid!!!

  3. Such a cute, simple, fabulous idea!

  4. This is so sweet! I hope you’ll come over and link it up with us…
    Jenny@Embellishing Life recently blogged..Craft Catwalk 28

  5. Seriously. Cute.

    I am starting my own linky party tomorrow (eek!)! It’s the first one. I would love it if you would participate! It’s called $10 Tuesdays and it’s for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I’m guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
    Tina Watschke
    Tina recently blogged..Fabulous Find Friday

  6. What a fun idea! I love all your photos. found you over at today’s creative, just signed up to follow. Stop by when you get a chance

  7. Wow, I LOVE this idea! That is so cute, and I love a practical gift. Adorable!

  8. Thanks guys!

  9. Saw you over at Today’s Creative Blog and HAD to link over. I love this little jar. I’ve got all my supplies stuffed into a baggie. This is MUCH cuter!

  10. I love repurposing mason jars! Such a cute idea! I’ve been following you for a little while, my newest canadian blogger friend! I love to connect with Canadians (nothing against Americans, we just have different stores here). I’m new to blogging, but I have limited Canadian contacts in the blogging world, so it’s nice to find you!
    Drop by
    Katie recently blogged..My First Jar Project

  11. This idea is super adorable! Love home sometimes the simplest ideas can have such a big impact. :)


  12. lovely and sweet.


  13. This is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. I have so many sewers in my family and this would make such a great homemade gift. Thanks!

  14. This is so cute! Saw it on Tip Junkie and had to come and check it out! Love the silhouette!
    Emilee recently blogged..Mothers Day Flowers! Kid Craft!

  15. I love making these! Yours are very cute!

  16. New follower of your lovely blog. Fab gift idea. :)

  17. These jars are too cute!! I love that fabric! I’m going to have to try this project, for myself and friends! Thanks for sharing!

  18. genius! new follower :) come on over and link up to MMM!
    C.R.A.F.T. recently blogged..Making Monday Marvelous 54

  19. love these!
    Katy Lunsford recently blogged..this is by audrey hepburn

  20. This is SO cute! love this idea! How fun!

  21. I loved this idea so much, I shared it in my Saturday Seven lineup this week!

  22. Oh I want to make a million of these for friends and family (and for myself to display all over the house). Thanks for the cute idea!

  23. I love using things you would throw away..great idea..I am off to make one.


  24. Hi,

    This is my first time visiting your site and I love it!!!! I do have a question about the sewing kit jars. How did you attach the fabric and still have enough space to close the jar?


  25. This is a wonderful idea. I think the girl with the ponytail makes it really stand out. This cute little kit. Maybe I can inspire my daughters to sew.

  26. Génial ! merci pour ce tuto ! Bye

  27. I highlighted this cute craft on my little blog at Thanks!
    Mari recently blogged..Mother’s Day 2012: Gifts in a jar

  28. Love this. My mom has been asking for a sewing kit for Christmas, and I didn’t just want to get her an old boring box! Just got some fabric of her favorite color. LETS DO THIS

  29. Where did you buy your jar with the little girls head on it? I’m looking for that size.

  30. Hi! I just saw this great site and found this perfect idea for my mum’s birthday. I would love to do it, but I have some doubts.
    1. How did you do the hole on the jar top?
    2. What did you use to cover bottom part of the top so the cottom doesn’t fall?

    Thanks a lot for your help and for this fantastic page! :)

  31. I love this and posted a link to it on my own blog as a Mother’s Day gift idea. Hope that’s okay.

  32. Thanks for sharing! I featured your project today in a last minute mother’s day gift round up on Creative Green Living.


  33. how did you get the lid cut out? or did it come that way??? i tried it with a can opener and its not so pretty…

  34. Nice info thanks for sharing

  35. Thanks for sharing! I featured your project today in a last minute mother’s day gift round up on Creative Green Living.


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