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Canning Jar Covers

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.


Add a fabric top to a Mason jar to use as a Christmas, hostess, or birthday gift! Whether you're gifting candy, jam, jelly, or other canned goods, this cover is a fabulous way to transform a plain glass jar into a crafty container.
 


Project Needs & Notes

- Wide-mouth Mason jar (3 3/8" diameter lid)
- 8" x 8" quilter's cotton
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- 1/4" wide ribbon
- Air-erase pen for marking
- Pinking shears
- Polyester fiberfill and masking tape (optional)
 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider canning jar tops and wraps.


For this tutorial, I used one of the canning jar cover designs available at Embroidery Library. The large size of the designs are about 2.6" x 2.6", which work well with wide-mouthed Mason jars. The smaller size of the designs are about 2" x 2", which work well with the standard size jars.

This project was also featured in the following:
Crafty Christmas Trunk Show Video

Christmas Gift Guide Lookbook

 

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Begin by marking the fabric for the embroidery design.

To do this, place the cotton flat, then put the jar lid on top. Trace the shape with an air-erase pen.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Print a template of the design from embroidery software.

If you do not have embroidery software that makes templates, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Position the template so the center of the design is in the center of the circle. Mark the center point of the design, as
well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines. These marks will be used when hooping.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Hoop the stabilizer and fabric together, aligning the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. Move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point, and embroider the design.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back. Leave about 1/2" of stabilizer around the design.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Measure and mark 1 1/2" out from the circle to make a larger circle. This is where the fabric will be cut later.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Place the fabric on top of the jar, aligning the inner circle with the jar lid.

You may use tape between the jar and the fabric, if desired.

Tie the fabric to the jar with ribbon.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Trim the fabric along the larger circle with pinking shears.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

You can also add polyester fiberfill to bring a puffy look to the jar.

Tuck a small amount of fiberfill between the jar and the fabric.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Use masking tape to hold the fabric against the jar while you add the ribbon.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Add the ribbon as shown.

Remove the masking tape, and trim the fabric.

Gently rub the air-erase pen markings with wet fingertips to erase them.

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

Adapt this gift idea for several seasons and occasions.

Holiday designs for Christmas, sweet sentiments for birthdays and hostess gifts, and more!

Free project instructions to embroider canning jar covers.

The Christmas Treat Label Design Pack is a fabulous way to add a holiday spin to this project.

I used the small size for these festive Mason jar gifts.


Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.

Products used in this Project:

A Canning Jar Top Design Pack $6.97

Available in 1 Size:

2.00" x 2.00"