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Embroidered Mason Jar Wrap

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.


Light up the night with an embroidered organza Mason jar wrap! A string of battery-operated fairy lights shine through this beautiful organza wrap to make a beautiful light. Hang it on your back porch, use as a nightlight, or give as a baby shower gift.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

-
Mason jar with lid
-
1/4 yard polyester organza for wrap
-
1/8 yard print lightweight canvas for handle
- Small piece of quilter's cotton for lid
- Heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer
  (Sulky Ultra Solvy or fibrous
   water-soluble Vilene)
- Air-erase pen
- 1/2" - 5/8" wide ribbon for handle
- Tape measure and ruler
- Fabric glue
- Battery-operated lights (fairy lights; 5' long)
- Decorative grass or raffia

 
Free video with instructions on how to embroider a mason jar wrap.

The designs used in this tutorial and video include:

L3942, Ohli the Owl with Sweet Dreams (Vintage)
D9978, Victorian Rose Corner 2
J5567, Breathtaking Bluebonnets 2
S2622, Starburst Swirls 2

When choosing designs to use in this project, use light and open designs.
Those allow the light to shine through the organza.

This project was featured in the following:
Garden Party Lookbook


Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Begin by measuring the circumference of the jar. In this example, the circumference is 12".

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Measure the height from the bottom of the jar to the point where it begins to curve inward near the top.

In this example, the measurement is 5".

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Add 1" to the width, and 2" to
the height measurement.

Draw a rectangle on organza to those dimensions.

In this example, the rectangle is 13" wide and 7" high.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Place the template in the center of the rectangle. With an air-erase pen, mark the center point and the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Hoop the organza with a piece of heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer, like Sulky Ultra Solvy. Or, use a fibrous water-soluble stabilizer, like Vilene.

Line up the marks on the organza with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Because organza is sheer and the stitches will be seen from both sides, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
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.

When embroidering on organza, a size 11 or 75/11 embroidery needle is a good choice.

For each color change, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
After embroidering, trim away the excess water-soluble stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Trim away any long threads on the back, too.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Soak the organza in water to remove the rest of the water-soluble stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Allow the piece to air dry completely, then press it, using a pressing cloth.

Organza melts easily, so use a low setting on the iron.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Fold the top and bottom edges 1/2" to the wrong side, and pin in place.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Sew a seam along the inner edge of the folds.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Align the short ends, right sides together, and pin in place.

Sew a 1/2" seam along the pinned edge.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
The next step is to make the handle.

Take a piece of lightweight canvas and cut it to 3" x 9".

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Fold the long edges in 1/2" to the wrong side.

Press the fold.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Fold the fabric in half and press.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Sew a 1/8" seam along each long edge.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
To determine where to attach the ribbon for hanging, wrap the ribbon around the top of the jar and tie it in a bow.

Cut the tails of the ribbon as long as you'd like.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Make marks on the ribbon 1/4 of the way around the jar from both sides of the bow.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Remove the ribbon and pin the raw ends of the handle to the marks on the ribbon.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Sew the handle to the ribbon with a 1/4" seam.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Wrap the ribbon around the jar. Tie a knot, and a bow.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Add a cotton print to the top of the jar. To do this, trace the lid onto the wrong side of a piece of quilter's cotton.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Cut out the circle.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Add fabric glue to the top of the lid, and press the fabric in place.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Add a string of battery-operated lights. They're also called fairy lights, and a 5' long string is a nice size.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Put them in the jar with raffia or decorative grass.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Screw the lid on top. COPY

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Slide the wrap over the jar.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
The embroidered wraps are the perfect adornment for these Mason jar luminaries. Translucent organza allows the light to shine through beautifully.

Free project instructions to embroider a mason jar wrap.
Create several of the organza wraps to light a pathway in your backyard, or lend a soft glow to your patio area. Pick different colors and designs for a varied, eye-catching look.


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Products used in this Project:

Victorian Rose Corner 2 $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.08" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 3.07"

Breathtaking Bluebonnets 2 $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.83" x 7.21" | 4.82" x 5.96" | 3.13" x 3.87"