I was in my neighborhood Alco store on Friday and found the cutest blue mason jars. They are really retro looking and I just knew they would be perfect for my little sewing kits:
These are so simple and sold really well for me at my craft shows last year. They make great shower gifts. Simply fill the mason jar with sewing supplies. I cheat a little and buy sewing kits at the dollar store. Then I add some buttons, or elastic, or trim, etc. If you are making this for someone special, you might add antique buttons, embroidery floss, lace, etc. I slightly stuff the lid....this can be tricky so experiment with the way that works the best for you. This can be used as a pin cushion. I always add a few pins to the top before I display them. I add a tag that I have printed to read "Sewing Kit" and tie it and some little spool trims on with jute. Isn't it just the cutest????
Its a beautiful day out today, so I think I will go out pretty soon and play in the dirt!