Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mason Jar Sewing Caddy

I was given about 200 mason jars and I have been trying to come up with a way to use them. I have thought about making small lamps with some of them but I also wanted to use them to organize "stuff" in my household. 

I already use plain jars to store thread, bobbins and other sewing notions in but they look messy on my sewing shelves. I decided to add some fabric to the jar and add a row with sewn in pockets so that I could store my seam ripper and other sewing gadgets. Plus the fabric hides whatever is being stored inside. This goes a bit beyond all the pincushion mason jars I have seen on pinterest. Sometimes you just gotta hide stuff!

The pin cushion top....this isn't actually finished yet. I have not permanently attached the pincushion. I am debating whether or not to paint the rim...I also found a source online where you can purchase decorative covers and rims....

This will be handy when I have small hand sewing jobs to do. I can keep small scissors, extra needles and of course my handy, dandy seam rippers stored at my fingertips....(I would be lost without my seam rippers. I keep three of them right next to me at all times while I am sewing)

This was my grandmother's sewing basket...I keep it on my sewing table.

Storing more sewing "stuff"

I am still tweaking this little creation and I have ideas for other similar uses. This can easily be designed around any theme and would make a nice gift.

I think it looks cute on my sewing shelves, nestled among my stacked set of blue band boxes I use to store fabric. I would have been happy to show you but just as I was taking that particular photo, my camera informed me that it's battery was exhausted.

Anyways, this is what I was working on last night. I will continue to adjust it until I am completely happy with it. 

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  1. What a lovely idea! These would make lovely little gifts or stocking stuffers too.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  2. It was such a clever idea to add the little pockets to the outside!

  3. Now that's cute! My son made me a mason jar lamp a few years ago in's just a string of Christmas lights and some Christmas potpourri with a fabric cap, but when it's lit it smells wonderful! (Probably a fire hazard, too, but bless his heart!)

  4. First of all, wow ~ 200 mason jars???? Oh my goodness! I love the adorable fabric you used, cute idea!!
    So nice that you still have your grandmother's sewing basket - sweet.
    Can't wait to see how you use the rest of them.


  5. The sewing kit jar looks great, Linda. :o)

  6. What a great way to dress up a mason jar. I have one of those sewing baskets from my grandmother. Stopping by after you left me a comment.
    Have a wonderful week
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  7. I have buttons and assorted sewing things inside jars but this takes it up a notch. I like the sleeve that holds things. I carry my pincushion, scissors, etc into the lanai to do handwork. This would be a great idea for keeping things together. Very creative idea! Hugs!

  8. Hi Linda! Thanks for linking up with me. I especially enjoy this mason jar project and I think that pocket on the outside is brilliant! Love that you put it in my 'Pantry' too ;)

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