Discovering 2014: Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Discovering 2014 is a personal goal to complete a daily project throughout the year!

Today’s project was a Mason Jar Sewing Kit. This is one of those DIY projects I see float by often on Pinterest, so I figured I’d take a stab at it.


  • fabric scrap (about 4″x4″ minimum should work)
  • mason jar (I used an 8oz jelly jar)
  • hot glue gun
  • jumbo cotton balls x3
  • small soft felt scrap (trimmed to not overlap the inside lid)
  • scrapbook paper or other cardstock quality paper

Take the inside lid of your jar and trace around it on your scrapbook paper. Cut it out, ensure the size lines up exactly, and then set it aside for later.

Flip the screw lid upside down. Place your fabric scrap centered on the lid, then your felt scrap, then your slightly stretched out cotton balls. You can use two cotton balls here, but after trying both out, three felt “right” to me.

Place the inside lid on top and slowly push everything in. It should bulge out of the screw lid a bit. Tug the fabric from the inside gently to ensure a tight fit and trim any gross excess.

Use your hot glue gun and adhere the inside fabric ends to the inside lid, smoothing them flat as you go. Avoid getting glue on the screw lid! Once that’s done you can glue in that scrapbook paper circle you made at the beginning, which will not only look nice but also hide the fabric ends.

My lid was a big mess because I tried to use Mod Podge before hot glue.
Save yourself the trouble and just stick with the hot glue. 🙂

Add your sewing items and enjoy, or use it a gift! See you back tomorrow for the Fabric Gift Pouch project!