Dress up your home made canned goods with fabric to match your kitchen so they can be out on the counter as a decoration.
Time Required: Less than 1 hour
- Gather Your Materials
- Fabric Scraps - 7" circles for wide mouth jars, 6" circles for regular mouth jars
- 1/4" wide elastic scraps 6-8" long
- Optional- ribbon and narrow lace or edging trim.
- Determine your jar size. Raid your kitchen cabinets for lids to match the measurements you need and use them as a template. Trace the circles on to the fabric and cut the circles.
- Trim the edges of the circle as desired. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Use pinking shears to trim the edges of the circle.
- Zigzag the edge of the circle and apply narrow lace or trim to the edges.
- If you have a serger, use the rolled hem feature to finish the edges.
- Leave the top plain or be creative. Small appliqués or embroidery can be added to the center of the circle to really personalize the gift.
- Fold your elastic in quarters and mark the fold lines.
- Fold the fabric circle in quarters and mark the fold lines.
- Match the elastic and fabric fold lines, attaching the elastic 2" in from the original edge of the fabric. Use a zigzag stitch to attach the elastic, gently stretching the elastic as you sew it.
- Place the cover on a jar and tie a narrow ribbon around the jar. Tack the ribbon in place if desired.