I’ve put together a little mason jar mending kit that you can give to your favorite sewing enthusiast or to give as a hostess or housewarming gift . I just thought of what I would want to have all in one place for when my girls have a hole in their legging knees or when a button falls off a jacket. Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post for 1) my free “Make Do and Mend” Printable Gift Tag, 2) Links to 30 Mason Jar Gift Ideas, and 3) to enter to win a $50 Gift Card to Mason Jar Lifestyle!
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- Mason Jar (any size)
- Mending supplies, such as:
- Hand needles
- Needle case
- All-purpose thread
- Seam ripper
- Tape measure
- Safety pins
- And whatever else you would like to add that would fit in your jar
- Small, strong magnets
- Scrapbook paper
- Adhesive (I used my Xyron 3-inch Sticker Maker)
- Make Do And Mend printable (scroll down)
- Vintage sewing fairy graphic (from The Graphics Fairy)
- White cardstock
- Hole punch and twine
I decorated a plain wood needle holder with some washi tape, and filled it with different sizes of needles. You’ll need a tapestry needle to darn a sweater, while you’ll need a smaller needle to sew on a button.
Speaking of buttons, I threaded on a bunch in different sizes and neutral colors onto a large safety pin. Then I added some additional small safety pins.
I was going to make a pin cushion for the top, but then I came up with another idea, to make the pin holder magnetic. First, I covered the inside lid with some scrapbook paper. I chose a color that contrasted with my pins that didn’t have too much pattern on them, so you can see the pins. I added adhesive using my Xyron.
Then I stuck on these small but strong magnets to the inside lid. They just adhered themselves to the lid.
On the top of the lid, I printed out this cute vintage image of a sewing fairy! I wish a sewing fairy would come and do all of my mending!
I also included four neutral thread colors, a tape measure, a seam ripper, and some little scissors.
Everything fit nicely into the jar, with room to spare.
I tied the “Make Do and Mend” Printable onto the lid with twine. Now the mending kit can be displayed on a shelf, keeping it very handy for mending emergencies. Just one word of caution: don’t give this gift to your sewing friend along with some jeans to hem or a hole in your shirt to repair, okay?
Grab the free printable “Make Do and Mend” Printable below. Just save the image to your computer. You can print it in any size, but for a mason jar tag or label, I recommend wallet size. I got the scissor graphic from The Graphics Fairy and just added the text. You can also get the sewing fairy image at The Graphics Fairy.
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