the jar jammies

I have recently fallen in love with the mason jar as an all-purpose drink carrier.  it can handle hot or cold drinks, has a nice wide mouth for drinking.  plus,  screw on the lid and I can take my drink with me.  the best part, however, and really the essential part for me is that things taste good in a mason jar.  ice cold water tastes like ice cold water, coffee tastes like good, creamy coffee without the lingering hint of metal that accompanies some of the portable stainless steel containers out there.  this makes a huge difference for me because I just can’t get excited about drinking things that don’t taste good.  I mean, really? what is the point?  so, I’m really excited about the newest thing I’ve sewn together…pajamas for a jar or jar jammies!

using some scraps of pretty fabric and sticky foot fabric (the stuff used for the feet of pajamas) paired with thin elastic and pretty, vintage buttons and there you have it…your hands are guarded from the elements, at least those hot and cold ones tempting you from within a jar.

here are a few pictures of the details.

I made so many because I’m bringing them to the CLITfest on July 14th where I will have my own table! I’m very excited because it’s a festival put on by young feminists and I’m honored to get to be in their company and be exposed to some fantastic punk music.  it’s one of those experiences that never would have come along if I hadn’t decided to venture into sewing/teaching/pattern making in a more serious way.  so, yay for me! I’m a teeny bit nervous about being the ‘old lady who sews things’ in the crowd of awesome young women.  I might have to make myself something to wear.  but, if you are in the area COME, I will bring a big, warm smile for you.

3 Comments on the jar jammies

  1. kristen powell
    July 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm (6 years ago)

    love these and love mason jars too! i just got one with a top that came with a nice strong straw and straw spot!!

  2. kristen powell
    July 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm (6 years ago)

    i am intersted in that festival, will you be there all three days??

    • ahappystitch
      July 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm (6 years ago)

      Kristen! I’m only there on Saturday. I wish I could do all three days but it’s too hard to steal away from the kids. Come on Saturday! And bring your mason jar, that sounds fantastic. I once got a mason jar filled with water at a indie movie theater and that started the love affair!


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