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How to Make a Mason Jar Sewing Kit & Free Printable Sewing Gift Tags

 Today I’m going to share with you how to make a Mason Jar Sewing Kit. If you’ve got crafty friends to buy for this Christmas this might be just what you’re looking for.  (I’ve even included a free printable for you). This is sponsored content.

DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit (with free printable)

I love to come up with fun packaging for the holidays.  I think that you can take a simple gift and elevate it to a whole new level by packaging it well.

Sewing Gift Ideas

This month I discovered Avery printable labels, and let me tell you I’m obsessed. These are not just any printable labels. These labels are high quality and perfect for gift giving or DIY projects. For years I’ve been printing out cards for my gifts and then cutting them out with scissors or trying to find a punch just the right size.  It drove me crazy.

The same thing would happen when I’d make cupcake pics or party decorations.   Then I found these labels by Avery and went, ‘Ah ha, that would be soooooo much easier!’

Avery Labels Review

The Avery labels are new to me and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I chose to work with the square ones but there are also ovals, circles, and tags.  The paper is very high quality too and looks great when printed on. You can get them in matte or glossy finish.

Here’s what’s cool… Avery has thought the whole process out for you, you don’t have to be a graphic designer or own any extra computer programs to use these labels.  They have provided software online to do the whole process for you, plus it’s customizable.  

Want tags for the teacher gifts? Or a “baked by Me” sticker for a cookie box? You can do that all online.   Just click over to the Avery Design & Print Online, select the label you’re working with, and the design you like, and customize away. Then print it off at home. Peel off the label and you’re done.

What’s else is cool? If you’re like me and are comfortable designing items they also provide FREE TEMPLATES for you. Just download the template and open it up in your computer program and design away. No worries, whatever you design will fit perfectly on your label.

After working with the square labels for a bit, I decided to design a label for a DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit. I think that these make great gifts at the holidays for crafty folks, and the label seemed like a great addition. If you’d like to make your own you can download a PDF of my printable here… it’s designed to fit on the Avery 22846 square labels.

DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit Instructions

Supplies Required

  • Quart Size Mason Jar
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Polyester Stuffing
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sewing Mends the Soul Printable Sticker – download HERE
  • Avery 22846 Labels
  • Fancy pins and other sewing notions to fill your Mason jar.

Step One: Turn the Lid into a Pincushion

To create the Mason Jar Sewing Kit all you need to do is turn the lid into a simple pincushion.

Ball up a bit of polyester stuffing so that it fits on the top of the mason jar lid piece (not the ring that goes around the mason jar). 

Use a bit of hot glue to hold it in place. 

Next cut a piece of fabric about 2″ wider on each side than the mason jar lid. Pull the fabric over the stuffing and mason jar lid and secure it on the wrong side with hot glue. Remove excess fabric with scissors.

Cut a piece of felt the same size as the mason jar lid to cover up the fabric on the bottom of the mason jar lid. Hot glue this piece in place.

Slip the cushion part into the mason jar lid ring. You may need to “wiggle” the stuffing around a bit to get the ring to pop on.

Download the printable and print onto the Avery labels. Then just adhere the label to the front of the jar and fill it up with goodies. Now you’re ready to gift it to your favorite seamstress.

More Ways to Use the Printables

You don’t have to use the printable only for a Mason Jar Sewing kit you can also use it to organize items in your sewing room, I love how it looks on my button jars.

What sewist wouldn’t love some fabric as a gift? Just add the label to a bag for a simple gift.

These black and white polka dot gift bags are the perfect size to fit a couple of fat quarters in, a great gift for your favorite quilter.

If you’re looking for more packaging ideas for Christmas and Holiday gifts you can follow Avery on Pinterest. There you’ll find loads of ideas for tags for cookies, neighbor gifts, teacher gifts and baked goods.


What do you think? What would you use these labels for?  Leave a comment here to let me know and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of Avery.

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  1. So neat! I had no idea Avery had these awesome labels. Sewing definitely mends my soul so I love your label design. I can think of many ways I would use it!

  2. i recently started a jewelry/accessory business and am branching off into sewing, quilting and crocheting (teaching myself all three at once….argh!!!) so these labels would be awesome on my packaging!

  3. Your labels are too cute! I would use them on my gifts for my quilting friends and for family. Thanks for the great ideas.

  4. Avery labels are awesome! Never thought of using their labels for sewing gifts. Now, in this form, it makes giving a gift so easy plus finished with an elegant embellishment!

  5. I am taking a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to teach sewing to some of the village women. I am making up little sewing kits for them and could use these to put on each kit and the new machines they are getting. How cool that would be.

  6. These would be good to separate scrapbooking items and in the sewing room – buttons, fabric scraps, stored fat quarters by color, buttons, and all notions. Great idea #!}

  7. I’ve used white Avery labels for years and have never seen the ones you’re showcasing. I love your adorable print and would use it like you have ~ to dress up a gift. Thanks for the chance.

  8. I haven’t seen these Kraft paper labels before! Thank you for highlighting this product, and the chance to win! I can think of many uses for those including many custom gift wrap tags, labels and seals for envelopes!

  9. Oh, I love these! I would definitely use them for sorting and organizing in my sewing room. But I can also see them on jars of my homemade jelly for Christmas gifts!

  10. I love those labels! And the cute pincushion mason jar. I would love to use some of these labels for my mason jar five bean soup gifts!

  11. Hello there! I love to use labels as seals on cards – they look sweet with monograms, and who doesn’t love a customized envelope in the mail?!

  12. such a great idea to give fellow quilters. those tags are so neat. I have hesitated buying them because I thought it would be so complicated to figure out how to get them printed. Thanks for sharing how easy it is.

  13. Labeling all of the storage containers filled with my son’s toys and clothing. I’m hoping for a second child and want to keep everything organized so we can easily access the hand-me-downs.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  14. I use labels in a variety of ways around the home and tend to find them perfect for organizing my children’s craft supplies. I also use them to address gifts over the holiday season! I have never used a template though but I really think I should because they create fantastic designs.

  15. My big Winter project is designing my craft room and these labels would be perfect for all my organizing. Thanks for the chance to win!:)

  16. I have lots of plastic totes in the closets, and it’s nice to label them to keep things organized.
    I’d use these for Christmas presents!
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  17. I like to have labels on all my boxes; in the kitchen, sewing room, laundry, computer desk, everywhere. Really like the bags, great idea for gifts. Thanks.

  18. I would use them to organize my sewing room. These would look fabulous. Thank you for the chance to enter. conn_and_vans_mom atyahoodotcom

  19. I would label the shelves in our organizer in the dining room. We use it for canned goods and it would be helpful to have them grouped by kind.

  20. Labels are useful to me when I am organizing things in my home.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  21. I think these labels are awesome! I love the chicness and warmth that the kraft brown labels have. They just seem so much warmer than typical white labels. These really stand out. I would use these labels for packaging crafts and as gift tags for Christmas gifts. I also would use these labels to label jars in my craft room and kitchen ingredients! 🙂

  22. I use labels all the time on my homemade gifts. Which I do year round! I’m so glad to know about these awesome and easy to use Avery labels. Love love love them. Can’t wait to go get some right the way. It’ll be perfect timing for the Holiday season for my homemade baked goods. 🙂

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  23. I just love the way you can personalize the labels, I like to make up small gift baskets for the family, I would use them for the baskets for a nice personal touch. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  24. Labels are extremely useful to me when it comes to Christmas mailings or for postcards when my husband has a woodturning show!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

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  28. Excellent DIY! Mine didn’t turn out quite as good as yours but I wanted to share. Thank you so much. I’ll definitely be back for more ideas. 🙂

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  32. I put labels on everything, especially electronics chargers. I also use labels for baskets containing winter hats and gloves. Avery has such a great selection.

  33. With 6 kids plus 12 nieces and nephews, I like to make them gift bags for most holidays. They consist of baked goodies, candies, & small items. I always print up a label and try to make it a “theme” bag. I also like to make gift bags of baked goodies or mixes and print recipe of baked goods on a label.

  34. Great Idea for gifts for my non-sewing children to keep in their apartments/homes for when they need to sew on a button…love this!

  35. These would be awesome for displaying vintage buttons and wooden spools of thread. Might try to make some this weekend! Would definitely give to all my quilting friends!!!

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  39. I have used these as labels on my hand made soaps! they look great, print SO EASY and make it easier for me to give a great looking gift. I also love Avery’s oval labels –

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