Handmade Monday 137

It’s been a while since I’ve joined in with handmade Monday and even longer since I did a tutorial. So I thought I would kick off October by making something that I’ve been wanting to do for dome time – a pin cushion made using a kilner jar. This has to be the most straight forward make I’ve done, but one that looks so effective. It’s also relatively cheap to make, ideal to give as a Christmas present!

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You will need:

0.25l kilner jar (the type that has the lid in 2 parts)
Scraps of fabric
Polyester toy filling
Glue

1. Cut 2 circles out of your fabric, one 2.5″ and one 1 and 3/8″ in diameter. I’ve got a nifty little rotary cutter that’s like a compass – perfect for accurate circle cutting!

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2. Place the large circle right side down on table. Put a small handful of filling on the top, and then the seal part of the lid on top

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3. Push through the hole of the lid, then put glue around the edge of the seal and fold over the fabric to attach it to the seal.

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4. Next put more glue onto of the seal and fabric you have just attached. Place the smaller circle on top and gently press to attach. This will hide all the raw edges.

5. Screw the lid onto the jar and you’re done! You can fill the jar with pretty buttons or ribbons, or even some reels of cotton.

Sarah x

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