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Festive Fabric Jar Wraps

Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

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Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.


Give the gift of a Mason jar full of Christmas candy, jam, jelly, or other canned goods this Christmas! A festive embroidered fabric wrap adds even more holiday spirit to the homemade gift; grommets and a ribbon keep it tight around the jar.
 


Project Needs & Notes:


- Wide-mouthed Mason jar
- 1/4 yard lightweight canvas
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Measuring tape
- 1/4" grommets and grommet tool
- Craft knife and cutting pad
- 1/4" wide ribbon for ties
- Extra-wide double-fold bias tape or
  decorative trim (optional)

 

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

For this tutorial, I used the small size of the Candy Canes Label design from the Christmas Treat Labels design pack.

Finished size: 12" x 4 1/2", which fits a jar with a 12" circumference. Your finished size may vary depending on the size of the jar.

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

 

Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

For a wrap that will be 12" x 4 1/2", add a 1" seam allowance to the height and width.

Draw a rectangle on the canvas that is 13" x 5 1/2" high.

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.
 


Place the template in the center of the rectangle. Make sure the design fits well within the shape. There should be at least 3/4" space between the edges of the design and the edges of the rectangle.

Mark the center point of the design, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.
 


Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

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

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

Embroider the design.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back of the fabric.

Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

Cut out the rectangle shape.

Place the embroidered front piece on top of another piece of canvas.

Pin in place. Cut around the shape.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the top, bottom, and one of the sides. Leave a side open for turning.

Turn the fabric right side out. Press the seams with an iron. Fold the fabric of the open end in 1/2" and press.

Add decorative trim or bias tape. Add the trim or tape along the top and bottom edges by wrapping it around the fabric. Tuck the ends under about 1/4" so they align with the corners of the fabric. Sew a seam along the inner edge of the tape. Top-stitch a 1/8" seam along the ends of the fabric.

If you do not wish to add trim or tape, simply top-stitch a 1/8" seam around the entire outer edge of the fabric. 


Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

To add the grommets, place them along each end so the centers are 1/4" from the edge of the fabric.

Mark the centers of each grommet with an air-erase pen.

With
a craft knife and cutting pad, cut a small "x" at each mark. Then, add the grommets with the grommet tool.

Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

Wrap the fabric around the jar and lace up the grommets at the back. Tie in a bow to secure the wrap.

Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

These Mason jar wraps are an easy way to dress up a simple Christmas gift.

To make the festive fabric top on these jar gifts, reference the free tutorial here.

Free project instructions to make festive fabric jar wraps.

Create these Mason jar wraps for different holidays, hostess gifts, or care packages! Simply change the fabric and designs to fit the occasion.

Festive Fabric Jar Wraps




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