Felt for Needle Books

Not too long ago I saw some nice needle books for sale and thought I would like to make some too. It seemed to be in my and my machine’s sewing ability. They will be fun adding stitching later too.  First I had to make some nice felt for the covers.

I started with two layers of white.

and added some colour and pattern

I found an old piece of prefelt

It wasn’t as thick as I wanted so I added a layer of fibres to one side.

and some other bits that were thicker.

Then, because I must be able to embroider sheep, I made a meadow.

Next, I had to cut them to size. I went looking and couldn’t find anything that looked like a standard size, so I cut them to what I thought would be usable sizes. Some larger and some smaller, depending on the piece of felt and what I thought would work.

I cut some middles. Each piece of felt has a needle and pin piece and a pouch piece. When they are sewn in there will be 2 pouches (front and back) and 2 pin pieces ( in the middle). I am wondering If I should add another needle and pin page or something else. What do you wish your needle case had in it?

 

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17 Responses to Felt for Needle Books

  1. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I am still using one my daughter made at school and was thinking that I might need to make a new one soon before it falls apart. 🙂

  2. annielynrosie says:

    Can’t wait to see them finished! Lovely colours and patterns. Can’t think of anything else needed in the cases – you’ve thought it through well. I guess this works for the 2nd quarter challenge too something useful you can use ins the sunny weather. portable pins and needles for outdoor sewing.

  3. ruthlane says:

    These are great Ann, I don’t think they need anything else.

  4. lovely and imaginative work. how about a pocket for needle threaders?

  5. Lindsay Wilkinson Artwork says:

    Great looking colour combinations. For me, maybe an extra pair of ‘pages’ as it’s good to keep different types of needles together (eg sewing, beading, darning). In fact I don’t have a needle case so maybe I could do with taking on a similar project.

    • Thanks Lindsay. I am thinking another set of pages would be good. to many is better than not enough. You should make one. its a small project you can do while stuck at home.

  6. Carlene Paquette says:

    I need reading glasses to sew and tend to keep them strewn about the house. So if the pouch could hold a spare pair of reading glasses that might be a bonus. A small pin cushion might also be helpful.

    • I don’t think they could fit inside but may be if I make a long tie that went around the whole thing the glasses could be wrapped in.

  7. Sounds like fun!

  8. Antje says:

    Looking forward to seeing them finished.
    I use a needle case (book – seems a better word) and I have 4 pages in total which are full with different needles. Sadly as I’ve got older I don’t use some and my favourites have all Got one thing in common….large eyes!

    • Thanks, Antje. Yes, large eyes are very nice. I just got some easy threading needles. The thread goes in form the side. I haven’t tried them yet but they look like they would work better then the ones that are H shaped. When you pull a thread to hard, they thread pops out of those.

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