I was trying to think of a way I could use fabric to change up a vase for different seasons, so I came up with this cover that slips over a 1/2 gallon mason jar. And it’s reversible!
To make this you’ll need two rectangles of fabric that are 17 by 12” (I used a fall fabric for Thanksgiving and a snowflake for Christmas) and two strips that are 1 1/2” wide by 42” (or the width of the fabric).
Fold the two long edges into the middle on one of the strips. I recommend a bias tape tool for this.
Unfold the short ends and fold each to the inside 1/4”, then refold. Fold the entire length in half with the raw edges to the inside and press. Stitch close to the folded edges. Fold the tie you’ve made in half and stitch close to the fold to hold. Repeat to make the second tie.
Bundle up most of the tie and secure it with a pin or tying. This will keep it from accidentally getting sewn into the wrong seam. Place the tie fold you stitched even with the 12” edge of the fabric rectangle, 2” from the top. Make sure your pin head is on the outside.
Fold the rectangle in half, lining up the 12” edges. Stitch 1/4” from the edge, backstitching over the tie. Repeat for second rectangle.
Press the seam open and center it in the back. Stitch across the bottom, leaving 2” open on one of the rectangles.
Flatten the corners with the bottom seam centered, as shown. Stitch across the corner 1 1/2” from the tip. Trim off the corner.
Turn one right side out and stuff it inside the other. Match the seams and edges. Pin in place.
Stitch all the way around the edge. Turn right side out through the opening at the bottom. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Push one side back into the other and press the fold at the top. Stitch close to the fold.
Slide a half-gallon mason jar inside and tie the top to use as a vase.
Or you can use it as a gift bag for a quart-size mason jar full of goodies!