DIY Sewing Kit

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In need of a great gift idea? Well here you go! This is super easy, inexpensive and a thoughtful gift to give to any sewist, a student heading off to college or really anyone, I mean who isn’t in need of, at the very least, a mending kit.

Start off with a mason jar, any size will work depending on  what you want to add to your jar. I used a quart here.

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Trace your lid onto a piece of poster board and cut it out.

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Using that as a template, cut a circle from a piece of fabric about 1/2″ larger.

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Grab a handful of batting.

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Using a glue gun, glue it to the poster board circle cut out.

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Place it, batting side down on top of the fabric circle.

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And start folding and gluing the fabric to your poster board. I started by gluing 4 sides.

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Then the 4 corners and finally all the little flaps down.

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When your done it should look like this, a pin cushion.

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Line the rim of the jar ring with hot glue and press the pin cushion through.

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Then glue the lid to the back of the pin cushion.

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Now fill your jar with supplies, add a couple of pins on top and your good to go!

I made this gift for someone who is starting to hand quilt so I added some spools of different colored thread, needles and some scrap fabric and fat quarters. If you are making this for a mending kit, adding buttons, some elastic, a variety of closures or for a sewist filling it with notions and fabric would be perfect!

Happy Crafting/Sewing!!!

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