One of the reasons I love the Perfectly Preserved and Friendship Preserves stamp sets is that I do a decent amount of jam making each summer. Every Christmas my neighbors have come to expect their Blackberry Jam with some different and clever packaging. This year I have a little surprise for them...not only did I make yummy blackberry jam, I also made a big batch of pear preserves. This is what some of them will receive this year.
This is one of the projects that I made with the gals at my last class. I did some simple sewing to make the burlap bags. I measured the circumference of the jar and added two inches. This gave me a 1/2" seam allowance and a little wiggle room for the jar. I also added about five inches to the height of the jar so that I would have just enough room to stitch the bottom piece closed and have some leftover at the top to tie shut. We stamped and paper-pieced the jam jars to create a fun tag. They really had fun making these and now they have one of their Christmas gifts all ready to go.