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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been busy behind the scenes making jam, marinara, and I still have peaches to bottle. It’s such a busy time of year, but I love that with a little bit of work you can enjoy the fruits of the season long past their harvest date. It’s also so fun when you can give a little jar of jam or preserves as a fun gift and this fabulous little tutorial by Sara of Made by Sara is the perfect way to get those jars ready for gift giving!

So take it away, Sara!

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Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover
Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover
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Hi there! I am Sara, mom to three amazing kids under the age of six, and I love to sew! I sew mostly for my kids, but from time to time I make some things for myself and for my home and I share it all on my blog Made by Sara.

I was really excited when Lisa contacted me to guest post at Mabey She Made It. It was one of those rare moments when I would actually be pushed to make something other than kids’ clothes! :)

I thought I would share with you a fun, easy and quick project for this next season of making jams and jellies and all kinds of preserving food – embelished jam jar covers! They actually have no purpose either then decoration and making things more pretty for a gift or simply for a lovely display on your cupboard.

So, lets add some flair to those jars!

You can make this jam jar toppers and their embelishments either as a sewing project or a no-sew project! So take your pick!

Materials

 
Step #1 Making the embelishments
I will be showing you how to make a pumpkin and a tomato out of felt, but you can use quilting cotton if you prefer.
Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover

Cut a circle of about 3 1/2” (I used my jam jar lid as a template – can’t get easier than this right?) from both orange and red felt.

Making a pumpkin

Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover

1. Stitch all around the circle using matching thread.

2. Pull the thread.

3. Fill with the fibre fill and sew a couple of stitches to close the opening.

4. Pass the needle through the center of the pumpkin, going from bottom to the top and then to the bottom again (5 times), creating the shape shown.

5. On the last time, sew the leaves together at the center.

Making the tomato

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The steps are the same as for the pumpkin except that you jump step #4 right to #5.

1. Stitch all around the circle using matching thread.

2. Pull the thread.

3. Fill with the fibre filler and sew a couple of stitches to close the opening.

4. Pass the needle through the center of the tomato, going from bottom to the top and sew the leaves together at the center.

Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover

Those are so cute, don’t you think?

Step #2 Making the jam jar covers

Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover
Cut a circle from your chosen fabric for the topper that is about 1 1/2” bigger than your jar lid, with pinking shears.
Note: You can also make this by cutting fabric squares of about 7×7”.
Hand sew or glue (with a hot glue gun) your embelishments to the cut fabric circle (or square).
Place the topper on the jar lid and tie it with some cute thread (like baker twine) or ribbon.
Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover
Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover

 

Fall Jam Jar Covers by Made By Sara | Mabey She Made It | #fall #autumn #harvest #jarcover
That’s it!

If you have any questions regarding this tutorial please head over Made by Sara. You will find more sewing fun! Happy sewing!

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