No-Sew Sewing Kit

We have a few family friends graduating from college this month, and whenever this happens I like to give them something practical (along with cash because let’s be honest, they’re gonna need it). When I was the one graduating, my grandma gave me a small sewing kit that I ended up using all the time. I was constantly repairing popped-off buttons, broken straps, and torn seams. It’s really easy to make a cute, cheap sewing kit for a new grad (or mom!), and the best part is that you don’t have to know how to sew to make it.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

A mason jar (I used a regular mouth pint jar from Target)
100% cotton fabric
Stuffing
Glue gun
Fabric scissors
Fabric measuring tape
Sewing notions for inside (I list ideas below)

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Start by cutting out a six-inch by six-inch square of fabric if you use a regular-mouth mason jar. For a wide-mouth, cut 8.5-inches by 8.5-inches.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Put the lid in the center of the fabric, then pop the fabric and lid into the jar’s screw-on ring.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Pull some of the fabric out like this, so there’s room for the stuffing.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Glue HALF of the fabric onto the lid, leaving the other half unattached.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Remove the jar lid, then get to stuffing. This is going to be a pin cushion, so you want it to be very firm (practically overstuffed).

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Once you’ve completed stuffing the pin cushion, put the jar ring back around the lid.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Glue down the remaining fabric, cut away any excess.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Fill up the mason jar with basic sewing supplies. You can go to your local JoAnn Fabric or Michael’s, or order on Amazon or WhimseyBox. I suggest the following:
~pack of needles in various sizes
~all-purpose thread in cream and back
~needle-threader
~thimble
~small scissors
~safety pins
~buttons
~fabric measuring tape
~seam ripper

No-Sew Sewing Kit

Look how adorable your pin cushion looks! Admire it. You did that. Then wrap the fabric measuring tape around the lid, securing it with tape.

No-Sew Sewing Kit

This would also be a cute “craft kit” to give to someone as a gift!

Any questions, let me know. Have fun!

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