A few weeks ago I purchased one of Martha Stewart’s amazing books :Â Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. Â I already have theÂ Encyclopedia of Crafts and I love it so after debating for a couple of months I decided I needed the sewing one as well; and um..duh! I love it too!
I found a super fun and “simple” pin cushion on there using a ball jar. Â I have loads of ball/kerr jars from my wedding and also from other projects so when I started thinking of my mother in law’s birthday present naturally this project was the answer. I made two one for her and one for my mom’s friend Magali. Â They both love sewing and this is a fun/practical way of carrying your tools.
I wrote “simple” because it looks and seems simple, but when trying to make them I realized that it’s not really simple. Â It’s kind of hard to push the cardboard out of the way so the jar will actually close. Also when you work with a hot glue gun…it kind of sucks because it dries fast so you don’t really have enough time to do everything. Â Anyway….I did finish both of them and they turned out pretty darn cute! See for yourselves…..(I forgot to take a pic of the black & white finished so I just have the green one)