August 06, 2014

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Easy to sew Needle Book

This week, let's make this fun, doll-sized needle book! It sews up really fast using some basic hand stitches, and even features a fun little pocket on the front for your doll's tiny scissors.... 

All you need is some felt in fun colors, a little embroidery floss, a needle, and of course, those tiny scissors :)

Cut out your felt (no shame in using big people scissors for this step). I cut a single page from cream felt, then cut a cover that was just over twice as wide as the page, and a little bit taller. If you want to add a scissors pocket on front, make sure the cover of your book is bigger than your scissors. :) 

You could also add more pages if you wanted, but for this tutorial I'm keeping it simple.

Fold the cover over your page(s), then backstitch along the spine. (Not sure how to backstitch? Check out this post for how-to-help!)

Cut some hearts out of felt, to make the front pocket. Using a running stitch, sew the smaller heart onto the main heart, for decoration. 

Position your pocket on the front of the needle book. Then, backstitch along the outside of the heart, being sure to leave the top edge unsewn!

Load up the book with your needles (I like to add a few pins, just for good measure)....

...and slip your scissors into the front pocket. Congratulations!

Have you ever made a needle book? Do you use it? Let us know in the comments below -- we'd love to hear from you!

 

Thanks for following along, everybody! Have fun with this, and we'll catch you next time!

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


7 Comments

Hope
Hope

November 23, 2015

Sew cute! (See what I did there?) :)

Hope
Hope

November 23, 2015

Sew cute! (See what I did there?) :)

marshmallowjane
marshmallowjane

April 17, 2015

This is a cute idea. I’m always looking for simple ideas for my granddaughter who is eight. She is good on the sewing machine but needs practice with hand sewing. I could use one of these to keep my own needles organized.

Charloote
Charloote

August 22, 2014

cute idea. I would like to make one for my doll.
I have one made of felt shaped like a Sunbonnet Sue
holding flowers.
I am 70 and have had the sewing needle case for over 50 years.

Hope Francis
Hope Francis

August 08, 2014

I have at least four needle books. One is 50 years old, made for me by my mum, when I started sewing at school. The largest which i made myself, holds packets of needles and has an embroidered scene on the front. The quirkiest one is a Jacobs ladder needle book, which I received in a craft swap. The last one was given to me by my son, when he was about twelve.

Teena
Teena

August 08, 2014

The needles should be in the WHITE felt “page” other wise what’s the point of having the “page” in there. Not to mention it would help to keep from being poked by the needles to have the extra layer.
Real cute other wise. Something that would be fun and easy to make with the granddaughter.

Beaj
Beaj

August 08, 2014

Great idea…will give this a try. Thank You.. :)

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