Since this is my favorite needle case, I figured I would do a little tutorial on how I made it. This needle case was inspired by Khris’ needle case….I made a few minor changes and this is my version.
It is super fast & easy…you’ll be done in half an hour (deciding on your fabric can take longer…it usually does by me).
You only need
- 10” square piece of each …fabric, H320 batting & felt
- a snap or button
First …download the pattern from Khris’s blog .
Print out the pattern .… Omit the middle part.…trace it onto freezer paper …cut out the freezer paper pattern
1 - Iron H630 Batting to the wrong side of the fabric ( sorry for the goofy shape but I used a scrap piece of fabric.)
2 – Iron the freezer paper pattern on top of your fabric (right side) if you don’t have freezer paper, you can draw the design directly to the right side of your fabric….I like to use freezer paper since I don’t like pencil marks on my fabric…besides I have the pattern ready to use again and again.
**note** if you wish to use a ribbon & button closure like I did above…omit the little stem part of the pattern
3 – Pin felt to fabric ( wrong sides together)
4 – Stitch around edge of freezer paper using it as a guide. (or stitch on top of your markings)
Remove freezer paper…save for the next needle case.
5 – Mark your inner lines. ( from one V point to the opposite V point ) …I use a Hera marker, once again no pencil marks on my work.
6 - Stitch the marked lines lines…..
7 – Cut it out about 1/4” above your stitching line. I used Pinking scissors to give it a nice zig-zag look. …if you plan on adding lace/trim to top edge…trim shorter.
8 – Now comes the hard part…..deciding which trim to use ?? …lace, rick rack, pompoms…or leave it alone???
For this case I decided not to use trim, I wanted the red felt to show up…..instead I trimmed the fabric ( with H630) down to about 1/8” … be careful not to cut your pinked edges.
9 – I did a small zig zag stitch along the trimmed edge ….if you add trim/ lace, etc.. you can omit this part and instead attach your trim to the top edge.
10. To fold it …..push the two middle sides in …
Should looks like this …..
Then push the front & back together.
I then give it a press with the iron so that the creases are set.
11 – Attach a snap or button…DONE !
…almost forgot…fill it with your favorite needles and enjoy !
You can label the sections if you like….
Now…wasn’t that fast & easy ?? Don’t you wanna make another one ??
I did ……I made one with trim ( for my sewing tote)
and here's one a made years ago with silk ribbon embroidery on it….
or machine embroidery….
Hope you make one !
P.S: If there is anything you don’t understand in the tutorial…please let me know and I will explain it or correct it. Thanks!
P.S.S. These make great little Christmas gifts.