Good morning everyone! First I'd like to say I've ended the offer on the tapers early. I wish to thank each and everyone that placed an order for them. I hope you enjoy them and they find a nice spot among your prim decor! With that said, let's get on to today's tutorial....
Prim Jar Sleeves
copyright ©2009 by Libby Bryant
These prim jar sleeves are quick, easy, and fun to make. The jars can be used to fill in any "empty" spot and made to fit into your decor.
What you'll need:
Scrap pieces of fabric (choice to blend in with decor)
Scrap pieces of stained muslin
An old toothbrush
Favorite rubber stamp
Permanent stamp ink pad
Cotton twine, jute, or sisal
Jar(s) of your choice
Since you can make these for any size jar I can't give exact measurements for the sleeve or muslin jar lables. What you'll need to do is determine how tall you want the sleeve on the jar and write down that measurement. Cut an oblong strip of scrap fabric using that measurement. Ex: I wanted mine 4" tall so I cut an oblong strip that was 4" wide. Next place that oblong strip of fabric around the jar, over lap 1/2 inch and cut of excess. Using an old toothbrush, brush the top and bottom sides of the strip so the fabric frays and looks used/raggedy. (Refer to pic above.) Place the two ends together with fabric wrong side out and sew a 1/4" inseam to make the sleeve. Next determine what size you want the label on the sleeve and cut a piece of stained muslin. Using your permanent ink pad and favorite stamp(s), center and stamp the muslin label. Turn the sleeve right side out and lay flat, seam on bottom and front side facing you. Lay your stamped muslin label on that, center, and pin in place. Hand sew around the edges stepping in 1/4" inch. Slip your sleeve over your jar bottom to make sure it fits nice and snug. For the top you can use the lid on the jar or leave it off, your choice. Lay a scrap piece of stained muslin and center over top of jar (lid if used), wrap tightly and tie off with cotton twine, jute, or sisal. Trim off excess to your preference. You're all done and ready to place that jar in the perfect spot that needed a little something! Be creative and use various prints of fabrics for your sleeves. Do one in muslin and stamp the whole sleeve, you can add a label or not. If not using a label try tying some twine, jute, or sisal around the sleeve and adding a sprig of Sweet Annie. There's endless possibilities here so use your imagination and as always, "have fun crafting!"
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