Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Gift For Mom

You don't always have to spend money to create a nice gift for Mom.  I had all of these items on hand and made a useful gift for Mother's Day.

I am going to show you how to make a little jelly jar sewing kit.  
You will need:
canning jar with ring
plain fabric, lace or doily
vintage buttons
tape measure
The contents can vary you might put something different in yours based on what the person sews.

Use your ring for the jar as a guide and cut two circles to fit inside your lid.

You can use a thin small doily or just lace for the cushion.  I am going to use lace.
Attach a small handful of fiberfill to the cardboard circle using a tacky craft glue.  Cut a circle of fabric and lace to go over your fiberfill.  Wrap the fabric with the lace on top and glue to back of cardboard circle covered in fiberfill.  Cut off any excess fabric.  Press the whole thing into your ring.
Glue the remaining circle to the bottom of your fiberfill circle.  Press the whole thing back into your ring.

 Collect your vintage sewing accessories that you will use in your kit.
 Fill your jar and place the lid on and fill pincushion with pins.   A practical gift anyone could appreciate.


clustres said...

For mom and I think any teacher would also love this thoughtful homemade gift!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very cute! And very handy. Nice job.

Have a wonderful day!

Haverford House said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! This is so cute and a perfect gift for Mom! Thanks for the tutorial - I'm going to have to try making one! I'm a new follower! ~Marcy

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very cute and clever and not just a gift for mom! It would be nice to have a few of these for small gifts throughout the year and for Christmas, too.

Faded Charm said...

Very nice idea and I loved all your whites in your WW post. Beautiful table.

Take care and Happy Mother's Day to you.


Lori said...

that is totally adorable!!! what a darling idea!!! thanks for stopping over to visit with me:)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, I love this easy, personal and economical idea for Mother's Day. This would even be a great favor, hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Wonderfully inspiring.