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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