Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How To Make Felt Jam Jars

As the summer berries and veggies start rolling in, many people are "putting up" preserves.  If your little ones want to get in on the act, you can always create some jam jars made from felt.  They look really cute in the play kitchen!

Felt Jam Jars
by Laura Bray

  • Fruit colored felt
  • White felt
  • Tulip Fabric Markers
  • Sewing supplies
  • Embroidery kit
  • Stuffing
  • Wave rotary cutter
  1. Cut two pieces of colored felt, measuring 3" x 5".
  2. Quilt the front of one of the pieces in a diamond pattern.
  3. Using fabric markers, trace around the inside of the diamond patterns.  This gives the felt dimension and produces shadows to create the look of cut glass.
  4. Cut a circle of white felt for the label and embroider it with the name of whatever you are "preserving".  Sew onto the piece of quilted felt.
  5. Place right sides of felt together and stitch a 1/4" seam around three sides.  Leave top open.
  6. Stuff 3/4 of the way full with stuffing.
  7. Cut out a 2.5" x 2.25" square from white felt.
  8. Using a wave rotary cutter, cut along one of the long edges of felt.  
  9. Lay the white rectangle on top of the purple jar, with the top edges even.  Pin in place.
  10. Sew the rectangle onto the jar, making sure the stuffing is below the rectangle.  
  11. Sew additional quilted lines to about halfway on the white rectangle.  These will give the appearance of a threaded rim on the jar.
  12. Allow wave cut side of rectangle to billow out, unsewn, to create the look of a fabric jar cover.
I'm thinking an even larger set of these would make awesome pillows.  Stay tuned-you just might see those soon!

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