A Mason jar and denim!
I love anything Mason jars: decorating, storage, flower vase, canning, etc.
Here’s a Fridays Fabric Leftover project.
This is similar to the Mason Jar Organizer but with a couple of twists.
- Wide mouth pint Mason jar
– 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ quilting cotton, 2 pieces
– 4 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ denim, 1 piece
– 1 1/2″ x 29″ – 31″ long piece of quilting cotton for tie
Take a 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ quilting cotton piece. With right sides matching, attach this to the denim piece on the 4 1/2″ edges with 1/4″ seams.
Repeat the above step to attach the other quilting cotton piece on the 4 1/2″ edge of the denim.
Finish all 4 raw edges of this piece. I used a 4 thread overlock serger stitch. I left the 2 seams attaching the cotton to the denim unfinished.
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and right sides together. The 4 1/2″ edges are meeting at the top.
On the bottom fold, measure over 1″ from the raw edge. Make a mark with a disappearing marker. Place a ruler on an angle on this mark.
Measure up 1 1/2″ and back to the raw edge on that side. Draw a line with the disappearing marker. Sew only on that angled line you just drew, sewing through both layers of fabric. Trim seam allowance to 1/4″. Use a zigzag stitch to finish the raw edge.
Repeat the above steps for the other side at the bottom raw edge.
On one of the 4 1/2″ edges, measure down 1″ from the top edge.
For the raw edges of the fabric strip, use a zigzag stitch, overcast stitch, serger stitch, or pinking scissors, if you would like. I used a 3 thread overlock narrow hem serger stitch.
Center the fabric strip on the right side, where you just measured the 1″ down. There was about 12″ of the fabric strip on each side of the fabric to tie a bow with.
The above photo has the fabric strip already attached with the zigzag stitch. I wanted to show a photo of the sewn bottom angled edges from the previous steps.
Use a zigzag stitch in the center of the fabric strip, which the right side is facing up, to attach to the denim/cotton piece.
Place the fabric right side out inside the jar. The lining is against the jar on the inside.
Fold the edges of the cotton fabric over the top of the jar down the side. The seams where you attached the cotton to the denim are right about at the top edge.
Tie the fabric strip in a bow around to the front of the jar.
A cute pencil, pen, craft scissors, etc. organizer.