Monday, January 21, 2008

Needlecase Tutorial

 

Please be mindful and not steal the pattern and claim it as your own. Link back to here if you make the needlecase as a matter of courtesy.

Supplies needed:

Pattern - email me and I will email the pattern to you.

Two pieces of coordinating fabrics 9.5” x 10.5”
1 piece of felt about 7” square
Pellon or batting 9” x 10”
Button and clips


1.Using 2 different coordinating fabrics about 9.5” x 10.5” place them with right sides together


2.Place template onto wrong side of fabric and trace around it with a pencil – the traced line is the stitching line – then place the pellon or batting under the two fabrics – using a walking foot if you have one, sew on the traced line.












3.Cut about a quarter inch from the sewn line. Nick carefully into the curves. Cut a slit in one layer of the fabric that will be the inside of the needlecase so that you can turn it right side out being careful not to cut through more than one fabric. You dont need to worry about closing this join as the felt piece will be stitched over it.








4.I then iron it so it sits nicely – then sew a quarter inch from the outer edge if you like - I do on some and not on others.


5.Cut the smaller shape out using the felt





6.Lay this on the “inside” of the needlecase and sew from the inside of the curve from side to side to make eight segments as per the lines on the template





7.I then iron the needle case in half and then across the other half so that it folds neatly


8.Then fold both the left and right side towards the middle at the same time as the front towards the back






9.Sew on a "sew on snap" and a button to the tab and wahhhlaaa its done







I would love to hear how you went making the needle-case and would appreciate you leaving me a comment and linking back to me. Unlike a lot of other people sharing tutorials I don't mind if you are making these to sell at craft fairs. I am not making money from this tutorial nor does it promote a website, book or money earning scheme.




55 comments:

Susan said...

I think blogger ate my comment. I really like your needlebook. Thanks for posting the tutorial. This one's a little different. I'm going to link to you from my blogs.

swooze said...

Great tutorial! Thanks

Steel Scraps said...

Cute needlecase!

Your tutorial is very nicely done, I really like all the pictures, they make it easier for me to understand the steps.

I think I saw some sewing theme fabric in my novelty scraps that would be perfect for a couple of these.

Thank you for taking the time to share.

Sandra ;) said...

This will be perfect for Christmas gifts, or even for "just because" gifts :) I bought some pretty sewing print fabric on sale this weekend - will give this a try as soon as I get some co-ordinating felt - thanks for sharing this with us!

Gerry said...

What a fun project. So unique! Thanks for sharing it.

Patchworkheike said...

What a great idea, thank you.
Heike

Wendy said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing this cute needlecase.

JoyB said...

I just made two of these. One for a friend I am mailing a quilt top to and anotthr for me. I used my bright kitty fabrics and will be posting it to my blog along with a link to you ( if I can figure it out LOL) Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. JoyB

Donna said...

Nice tutorial, thank you! I'll have to try this!

Sandra ;) said...

I just made my first needlecase and it is CUTE!! I have to get some snaps to make the closures - now that I have one under my belt I'm going to make several more for gifts - this is fun! Thanks so much!

apaolal said...

CIAO
very good your job. Simply but very good...
ciao
ciao from Italy
anna paola

Catherine said...

What a fabulous tutorial -- thank you! I'll definitely be making a few of these in the coming days.

mamaspark said...

This is great but where do you tell how to add the tab?

Annette said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I have made two of them and it was a fun project. I like your fabric choices. Maybe I will have to post mine on my blog.

Solstitches said...

Just finished making one and it turned out great.
Your tutorila was so easy to follow.
I can see many more of these in my sewing future.
Hugs,
Margaret

zarinaia said...

Nice tutorial, thank you! I'll have to try this!
Eleonora from Italy.

zarinaia said...

I've made one and it turned out great!You can see it in my blog at this link zarinaia.blogspot.com. At the botton of the post you can read the English translation.
Hugs,
Eleonora from Italy

Grazia said...

Thank you for the tutorial!!!
Here is the one I made :

http://pezzedimondo.blogspot.com/2008/06/care-amiche-vicine-e-lontane.html

Ciao from Italy!
Grazia

Stella said...

Thank you very much..i have made too.....
http://lechicchediperlina.splinder.com/post/18151081/Il+portacucito.....

Stella

Linda said...

What a great needlebook. I would really like to make this one for a swap I am in but was not able to download the file. If you could email it to me I would be forever grateful, Linda

Pat (Riker) said...

I made one and will be making more....great gifts for the quilting friends who always exchange something little at the holidays! Thanks for such a clear tutorial on this.

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Tutorgal said...

I made two of these for Christmas presents--they turned out lovely and so easy to make! I have another ready to make for myself! Thank you for the tutorial.

Soco said...

Thanks so much to share your idea! This needlecase is really cute. See you!

Elena said...

Thanks so much for great tutorial and a visit in my blog!
I'm very happy for your comment.
Hugs

Elena from Italy

shelia said...

cute needlecase..i'm going to have to give that one a try :)

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

Love your needle case pattern" I found it very easy to make and liked the finished product thanks again. Linda

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Hi, I made the needle keeper. It is so cute an so easy to make. Tomorrow I am posting a link to your blog on my pink saturday post. I hope that is ok with you, if not please just let me know and I can remove it before the post tomorrow. Thanks again for the tutorial. You are awesom.
Vera

Happy Room Diana said...

Having just made 18 needlecases for a fundraising quilt show, I could not find your blog to ask permission, but someone has just sent me your link.. plus a couple of friends have actually bought the same needlecase so I hoped I'm OK. Can I list a link to your blog tutorial on my blog?
Regards Diana

Margot said...

Thank you very much!! :)

rote-herzen said...

Thank you. I love it.
Grüße von Heike aus Deutschland

Lynn said...

I want to make this! I will let you know how it turns out! Love ya!

SewDelish said...

Hi from WA. Love this idea.I have bookmarked on my stumbleupon blog for you.

Nancy said...

Came by way of Tip Junkie....sew cute!! I will have to make this!
New follower-
~Nancy

Rachel D. said...

Great! Brillant ! Just love it. As soon as I get home, I'll try one and let you know. Thank's a lot.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Thankyou for the tutorial, Khris, it is really lovely and I want to make one. There is a swap on the craft forum and I think this is one to make. I have just the fabric, too!!!

Debi R said...

I just finished two of these, tho I modified the pattern a little bit to make it round and not scalloped. I used 2 layers of batting to hold the needles instead of felt pieces, I have lots of batting pieces left over. I'm keeping one nest, and one is a gift for my fat quarter exchange buddy. Thanks for the wonderful directions. I'll post pictures next week on my facebook page with an acknowledgement to you, after my buddy receives hers in the mail. Thanks again.
Debi R.

Greymuppett (Rae) said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern and great instructions. I will certainly make some for Christmas stocking pressies. Can't wait.
Cheers Rae

Ginger said...

Loved your tutorial ! You made it very clear,Can't wait to try to make one.
Thank you very much for your post enjoyed your blog!

Mariasun said...

muchas gracias......un saludo

Dolly Cloth said...

I made your needlecase, thank you for the tutorial it was easy to understand.

Katya said...

Molto carino il tuo tutorial, grazie.
I love this case, thanks for the tutorial.
Katya.

barncat said...

Just saw your comment on my blog, and I didn't use your pattern for my needlebook, but I love yours! Love the "flower" shape, and mine has no batting, that would make it nice and thick, wouldn't it? I might have to make another, if I use your pattern, I'll be sure to link back to you. :)

barncat said...

Took me awhile, but I found the photo that inspired me to make a round needle book, I thought it had been on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/doodlebugfinery/3296532262/
Didn't want you to think I copied without giving you credit. :)

Sabrina said...

Grazie cara per aver condiviso questo bellissimo tutorial ne farò sicuramente qualcuno e ti citerò nel blog thanks tahnks thanks :-)))

Robyn said...

I love this! Squares can be so boring :)

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I made one this week to give away in a swap. It turned out great!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26031424@N04/5106228928/

Sue said...

Love the needlecase Khris. I have a couple of gifts to make. It would be perfect.
Must link you to my blog. You might remember you helped me out alot in my early days of blogging.:-))
Cheers
Sue

shez said...

Thankyou Kris making this is on my agenda for tomorrow

CrazyNails&More... said...

Thank you for this tutorial, I was looking at this kind of needle holder for too mucht time...

Well if you like I think I'll post il finished in my poor site:

http://crazycreationsgallery.jimdo.com/

Thanks again!!

Michele Kampen said...

I have been looking for something to start my daughter off on sewing, this would be perfect.
Michele

vonda said...

Love this it is so adorable i have a teacher whom i think would love this for Christmas, thank you for your time in doing the tutorial. Hope you have a great and blessed holiday season.

artezana said...

Muito lindo e diferente, obrigada por compartilhar. Bjs Suzana

desertskyquilts said...

How funny is this? Someone I was reading linked back to this tutorial and it's YOURS! =) Thanks, it looks simple and perfect for Secret Santa stuff.

Susan from Beehive

Ramayuni Saragih said...

Thank you so much.. So cute, love it..

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