Canning and making recipes from scratch always makes me think of one of my favorite childhood shows. Did you watch Little House on the Prairie as a kid? I loved the books and show. I dreamed I was a part of the Ingalls family, living off the land in Walnut Grove. When I saw that Little House of the Prairie had teamed up with Andover Fabrics to design a fabric line based on the fabrics used on the show, I just about squealed. When they showed up on my doorstep, I couldn’t decide what to make. They are perfect for quilts and home decor projects as well as skirts and pretty much anything you can think of. As I thought back over the show, what kept coming to my mind was Ma Ingall’s sleeping cap and I couldn’t help but think how cute our holiday mason jar gifts would look with an adorable fabric cap.
Here’s how you can make a sweet fabric mason jar cover and tag for your handmade holiday gifts:
– 1 Fat Quarter of Little House on the Prairie fabric
– pencil and large paper
– mason jar lid
– 1 package of 1/2 in. elastic
– coordinating thread
– Leather strips and Little House on the Prairie Labels
To create your own fabric mason jar cover pattern, start by tracing your jar cap on a large piece of paper. Add three inches around the outside of your circle to create your final pattern piece.
Once your fabric is cut, pin two circles, right sides together and sew around the outside edge (1/4 inch seam allowance), back stitching at the beginning and end and leaving a 4 inch opening for turning.
Turn right side out, smooth out the seam with a chopstick and topstitch the outside edge, beginning at one side of the opening and ending at the other side. Leave the opening un-stitched.
Topstitch a second row to stitches, 1/2 inch from the outer edge to create a casing for your elastic. Begin and end at the open section, making sure to sew a complete circle.
Measure and cut a piece of elastic that will stretch to fit the mason jar. Using a safety pin, thread your elastic through the casing.
Zig-zag stitch the ends of the elastic together, then topstitch the opening closed.
If you wish to create a fabric label, cut one of the “labels” from the Scenes and Icons line, plus a rectangle of equal size of another fabric. Place right sides together, sew around the outside edge. Turn right side out, press (make sure to press the opening inward) and topstitch the outside edge, catching your leather strip in the opening.
And now you’re ready to fill those jars with something yummy! To see more of the Little House on the Prairie designs as well as find where they’re sold, hop over to Andover Fabrics
These fabric mason jar covers sew up super quick, and you’ll probably find, like me, that you can’t quite stop. Cover all the mason jar gifts, I say!
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