Tuesday, 18 June 2013

... and a Felt Needle Case

June is busy month for family and friend's birthdays, so I have been using it as a good excuse to spend time looking on Pinterest for inspiration! My brother's girlfriend, Alice enjoys crafting so I decided that a little needle case may come in handy, especially for while on the move.

Here's what you'll need if you want to make your own version....


Materials
  • Felt pieces
  • Ribbon 
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Decoration 
Choose a selection of felt in contrasting colours, along with ribbon or twine to tie up the case.
Cut two pieces of 8 x 12cm felt for the outside and inside cover, along with a smaller piece of 6 x 10cm for the insert.
Fold the inside cover in half and sew the insert down this line. Then decorate the front cover as desired! I decided on an owl design by sewing together pieces of felt and embellishing with needle felting 
Next sew a piece of ribbon each side of the inside piece. Don't worry about making it too neat as it will be hidden by the outside piece.... well that's my excuse anyway!!
Finish by sewing the inside and outside covers together using a blanket stitch.

As this is a mini needle case, it didn't need any padding between the layers. But if you were making a larger case, I think it would be good to add some cardboard etc to give a bit more structure (for example Felt Travel Sewing Kit).
Hopefully Alice will find this handy and I think I'm going to have to make myself one as well!!

11th July 2013: Update - this post was featured here at A Life in Balance
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20 comments:

  1. That's a really cute idea for a gift! She will be very happy with it for sure!
    Best wishes,
    Susann

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  2. What a nice little gift. That owl is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial, I may try one some day.

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    1. Thank you! I'd recommend giving it a go, it was really quick & easy :) x

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  3. This is soooo cute...found you through sew many ways crafty party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kristin! x

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  4. I ran over from Making the World Cuter to see your adorable project. Love the owl! Cindy=your new follower!
    Cindy @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks & welcome Cindy! I must admit I have a soft spot for the owl & his funny little face :) x

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  5. This is SO cute and such a great idea! I don't even know where I keep mine...stuck in random places, or loose in the bottom of some craft container. I have to make this, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! I know what you mean, I always find my pins stuck in random cushions or over the floor :) x

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  6. I'm visiting from Crafts a la mode and saw your sweet owl needle case. I've been needing to make one for a while, thanks for the reminder. It is a handy little thing to have. Have a lovely weekend, Gloria.

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    1. Thanks Gloria, great that you could stop by! Have a lovely weekend too x

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  7. This is super cool! I love owls and the colors on this are awesome.

    Visiting from Crafts a la Mode. =)


    Natashalh

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  8. So adorable! One of my good friends loves owls and I might have to try making something similar for her!
    (new follower here!)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
    http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-totally-tuesday-link-party.html
    Hugs!

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    1. Welcome Morgaine & thanks for the invite to your linky! x

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  9. What a fun gift idea - so darling!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you would link back to us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise
    BeBetsy

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    1. Thanks Sharon & Denise - love your linky party! x

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  10. This is such a cute project. I'm pinning this for my Girl Scout troop for when they're older.

    Thanks for sharing this at Fabulously Frugal Thursday! I'm featuring it this week.

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    1. Thanks Barb, I'm sure it would work well for your Girl Scouts! Thanks as well for the feature this week :) x

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