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!
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