Saying it with Thread Jar Lid Bonnets for Easter

These are so much fun and quick as a bunny to do..   Of course Jar Lid Covers are not new, but this little spin makes a "gift receiver" take a second look.

The process is an applique, that is machine embroidered..  All you need are scraps of fabric ( literally scraps ) and the PES file..

The jar lid bonnets fit both standard and large mouth jars..   I have also included a Bonnet for Chocolate.. 

Here are the PES FILES....  Easter  and Chocolate

The following is a quick " How To"

Place ONLY tear-away stabilizer in your hoop 4x4 or larger ..  no fabric yet

Sew segment # 1 onto the stabilizer.. It is simply a placement guide for the top.

Then place a small piece of fabric  at least 3" x 3"  or as shown just place the corner of a large piece of fabric over the sewn circle guide.
Next, sew segment 2, which is the tack down stitch..  SEW IT TWICE.  Use your screen to back up to segment 2 again and re-stitch.  This will secure the fabric tightly to the stabilizer for the next step.

Next you will remove the hoop from your machine and carefully with a scissors trim next to the stitching, leaving the circle of fabric only.  Replace the hoop back on your machine.

Your next step will be accomplishing the next segment in the file, which is the lettering.

The Next Step is to PLACE A COORDINATING 7" or 7 1/2" fabric square centered under your hoop.   This fabric is loose and not hooped.. But this works !

Start the next segment of your design, which is the satin stitching around your circle.

Let the machine finish the satin stitching and you are done.  Remove the project from your hoop.  Now tear away the stabilizer from your project.

Fold your project in half and then into a quarter.

Hard to photograph this step, sorry for the quality.  Trim the quarter fold into a circle with your pinking shears.  If you feel uncomfortable with this process you can use a bowl to mark a circle edge and then proceed with the pinking shears.

Your Jar Lid Bonnet is all finished and ready to top a filled jar..   The embroidery time for this project is less than 10 minutes.   Believe me it will take longer to pick out your fabrics then it will to make up a bunch of these for Easter. 

You can also find the files on the Download Page at the top menu.. where there will be more sayings availabe soon.. like Happy Birthday, Happy Mother's Day and many more.. All suggestions for topic sayings welcomed. 
Enjoy.. and feel free to leave some comments.. Thanks.

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  1. HI there,

    I stumbled upon your page form a linky party after seeing your adorable project. You have a fabulous blog and I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too!

    I look forward to reading your future blog posts :)


  2. Hi Patty..nice to meet you and welcome to blogging. What a great craft and sewing project you shared. Hope to see you again, and hope you signed on as a new friend as well.

  3. we are now following :) thanks for the cute ideas!

  4. This is really cute! thanks for sharing. I will be featuring this on saturday. Do grab a featured button ^^)


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