I have been using the same needle books for years. They are felt, covered in cat fur, and really not working for me. :D
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.