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Matchbook Needle Keeper Tutorial

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A needle keeper is something that we as stitchers need.  They come in handy– I am always on the hunt for needles.  They get lost and set aside and yeah- you probably can relate.

So- here’s a quick little project that allows you to make a few of these….keep them in every corner of the house, in the car, purse, sewing bag or make a bunch and give them to friends- or use them as a make and take!

Super simple non sewing project- and with the variety of paper out there, you can totally have one that matches your personality.  So fun!

matchbook needle keeper tutorial - great for gifts or a make and take

Materials Needed:

double sided paper – patterns on each side– you can find this kind of paper at your local craft store. It’s almost a cardstock thickness which is great for this kind of project.

small pre cut felt shapes— these come in a lot of different shapes. Pick one that you will love. The one I used was from a Winter collection.

matchbook folded

Matchbook Needle Keeper Tutorial~

1) Cut the paper to 3″ X 6″

matchbook size

2) Crease the folding lines 1/2″ from one side and 2 1/2″ from the other side

matchbook score the lines

3) Cut a square 2 1/2 X 2 1/2″

4) Place the little felt on the paper and stitch a button in the center to secure

matchbook button

5) Fold the bottom 1/2″ up and slip the paper square in between.  Staple in place

matchbook staple the flap

needle keeper matchbook

Here are more fun scrappy needle book or pin cushions.

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