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baby food jar pin cushion

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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Finally! After so many months of procrastination I managed to finish this tutorial and share it. A few of you were begging to hurry up and post this tutorial already, sorry about the delay ladies.

OK, let's go directly to work. For this pincushion your will need...

Any size baby food jar (empty and clean of course. I like the tiny ones), glue gun, thread and needle, poly fill (that is how is called, right?) or fluffy pillow stuff, a piece of fabric cut in a 5" diameter circle and some ribbon (enough to cover around the jar lid).


Make a knot at the end of your thread and needle so it does not come off the fabric. Take needle and tread and sew around your fabric circle over the edge, DO NOT finish off. Use a simple stitch because you will be pulling the thread to close the circle. While you do this your glue gun should be getting hot and ready to use.


Place the handful of fluffy pillow stuffing in the middle of your fabric and gather by pulling your thread with the needle.



Use you hand to squish the fabric and stuffing to give it some shape and to continue sewing around.


Secure with a knot, and finish off. Cut your thread and the top of your pincushion should look like this.


This is how you will place the pincushion over the jar lid (please ignore that pink thread coming out from under the lid).


With your glue gun ready, pour enough glue on top of the lid. Be careful because the lid gets hot (I know, my poor glue gun looks disgusting. I will get a new one, I promise)


Immediately after you put some glue on your lid, place the pincushion on top (stitched part down)and press firmly to glue it to the lid. Keep pressing until the hot glue has cooled down and the pincushion stays on there neatly.


This is how the jar and lid should look after gluing the pincushion part.


To conceal the messy part of the pincushion and lid, we are going to glue some ribbon around the lid. Use a wide enough ribbon so it covers part of the lid and part of the pincushion edge too. Work this part little by little to make a neat finish and be careful with the hot glue.



Glue all the way around the lid, secure and cut the excess ribbon.





by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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MamaSarah1104
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM
That is soo cute!
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melliburger
by Melli on Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Really neat idea!

northernmommy
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM

 ooooohhhh i Love this!

Wyndi
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM

 too cute. wish I had some baby food jars laying around oh well I can always try freecycle and get me some. LOL.

 

brownstar
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

 That is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing

mandarose
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I've made these out of jelly jars before. They are so fun to make.

smile4me2
by New Member on Apr. 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I love it , love it, love it..

jridgill
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM


Quoting smile4me2:

I love it , love it, love it..

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bzmommie
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM

i knowe what ill be doing weith my goober jar

deadpplrmyhero
by on Apr. 22, 2011 at 4:14 PM

That's really cute! I've been saving my baby food jars for homemade baby food but once I'm done I will be looking for cute crafts to make out of them!

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