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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Hope Johns!

Hope Johns (woolybunny28, #7249) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Sew Wonderful Merit Badge!

“Because I have been sewing for years, I put together a cute sewing kit for a fellow farmgirl who is just starting to sew. I used a quart-sized Mason jar and filled it with all the beginner essentials:

  • several spools of thread
  • pretty buttons
  • rickrack
  • ribbon
  • small sharp scissors
  • sewing needles
  • straight pins
  • safety pins

I made a little pincushion out of the Mason-jar lid with some pretty fabric and added a cute button on the bottom side (because why not!). To dress up the outside of the jar, I used some scrap yarn to crochet 2 granny squares to match the color of the pincushion and slipped it around the outside of the jar. Because I chose a quart-sized jar, there is plenty of room left to add more as time goes on.

My friend loved her sewing kit and plans to add to it, as she sews more and more! I had so much fun putting it together!”

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hope, I just did a smilier pincushion with a pint size jar for the MJF Pincushion swap. I included some sewing needles, thimble, buttons, rickrack, lace, ribbon, and safety pins in the jar portion. Your idea of using a larger jar is a good one because you really can add a lot of sewing notions for a beginner sewer. Plus, it is nice to have it all contained in one place and you can put it wherever you are doing your work. I bet your friend will enjoy many years of use out of your gift!

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