NEEDLE KEEPER INSTRUCTIONS:
See? After you sew it- and turn it- and iron it- It looks great! On to the next piece.
Continue laying them down and working out the edge of the one side. Don’t worry about those extra long pieces hanging off the edge. They will all get trimmed later.
Now that you have one side finished, go to the other side and continue with the same process.
Now you need a piece for the inside of the needle keeper. Girls, i kept using the scraps and made a scrappy inside. Cut it to 6″ X 8 1/2″
Fold in half and iron. This will make a marking crease for lining up the inside felt.
Cut the felt page to 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
Center the pages and Pin in place. Sew a straight line from the top to the bottom. If you need to make a pencil line to follow- do it. See mine?
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This is cut Becky. I need to make me one!
I meant to say cute. 🙂
Creative Craft Blog says
These are so cute! I have seen some needle books made out of felt, which I also like, but I think this is a bit more classy! Thanks for a fun idea!
very inspiring project! thanks for the great instructions and photos. i've been wanting to make a needle book.
Scarlett Burroughs says
I like your tutorial so much I linked to it on my blog.
I'll be keeping my sewing trash now!
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Ruth Michaels says
Looks cute, instructions and photos very thorough and easy to follow. would like to make one for myself – which I really need – and one each for my Sewing Pals group. At Christmas we make a gift for our Sew Pals group (same gift for each of us 4 gals and one for ourselves, so we make 5 of the same item) as our exchange. This would be a cute and practical gift for everyone, plus fun to make! Thanks again for the idea and excellent instructions. Can’t start too early for Christmas ideas.
its cute!!your method has made it looking so easy that I am tempted to try it today!! frankly I am planning to make three for gift also as I know anyone who gets it will b happy to get it. you have done a very neat job .thanx 4 sharing !!
Jean Cole says
I love it ,wish I could do it,,,,
This is so cute! My 9 year old daughter is loves to sew and this is a perfect thing to have her keep her pins and needles in. We also sew a lot of doll clothes and are going to adapt this idea for a doll sized patchwork bubble skirt. I shared this link on our FB page with the bubble skirt idea.
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Your needle keeper looks like a good idea to make with left over scraps that I have no use for. Do not know how long it takes to put together and sew, but I will find out when I sit down to sew one. very practical and nice idea to keep sewing needles handy and secure without getting ruined out in the open. Thank you.
Thanks for making patchwork so simple! I have always wanted to make a patchwork but have never like the planned looking ones. This will be great!
Fran Rothrock says
Love the needle patchwork tote. I would make it bigger and use it to carry/store my knitting needles. Thanks for a great project.
it is very cute, but i dont have any use for it! I love to sew but I already have made so many things I tackle anything new. I just made one of these last month or so! I love it though!
I love this idea! I do cross-stitch too, and I have some aida cloth rectangles in my scrap bin I could use to make the pages… hmm, and my leftover scraps of bias tape would go great around the edges of the aida… yup! I’ll definietly make one and bust some scraps!
I used the idea to make a 9″x14″ craft pouch to carry my knitting in my messenger bag. I struggled a bit with how to get smaller scraps in on the gig. I ended up creating larger pieces by combining smaller pieces separately then stitching them on to the base fabric. I lined with thin batting, but I am going to use sew-in interfacing next time. I am ready to go again!!!!
posse boss says
what a great idea and technique! thanks for sharing with us the process. might have to give that a try myself.
I think its great & the idea can b used for clutch purse, swatch book & more I love it.
Daniel Ford from walletsforwomenreview.com says
There should be an overlap of about an inch. Next, using a wool needle, sew up the factors with the long tail you left. Make sure to stitch through all three levels where they overlap.
Janet Owens says
How about adding a little pocket for your needle threader to this. Love it. ( great gift for my quilt guild ladies at church)
the little pocket idea is a great one! thanks for sharing that.
This is my favorite needle keeper I’ve seen yet! Very pretty! I will make it today!