I decided that now that I am embroidering 10-15 hours a week, I really needed a nice needle book I can carry around with me. I also hoped that if I made a nice enough needle book, I would actually use it. Right now needles end up on every surface, in my clothes, in the couch, EVERYWHERE.
So here we go: how to sew a needle book. It's a really fun and easy project - great for beginners! And awesome for scraps of fabric!
I'm now selling these in my etsy store, making jiggy! Check out my full stock of needle books here.
Step 1: What you'll need:
- 2 pieces 5x8 inch fabric
- 1 piece 5x8 inch white felt
- 2 pieces 4.25x6.5 white felt
- three inches of small elastic cord
- a button to match the fabric
- sewing machine
- needle and thread
- scissors or cutting mat/rotary cutter
Note that you can also use different colors of felt if you like, but I find that white looks nice with everything and offers high visibility for the needles.
Step 2: Cut your fabric
2 pieces 5x8
from your felt:
1 piece 5x8
2 pieces 4.25x6.5
(whoops, did not take a photo of the actual fabric I was working with. sorry!)