Tuesday, February 24, 2015

fabric needle case

Hello!  Before I share what I made today, did you all see Sister Stamps introductory post of their upcoming release?  The 2 new kiddos are so cute and are perfect for all kinds of occasions especially in Hawaii.  Can't wait to share my projects!

Today, I spent most of the day making a fabric case for my needles and other sewing stuff.  I have had the same pack of needles for a while now and the packaging is falling apart so I checked out Pinterest of course and found this cute tutorial.  I left out the ribbon and made the cover a little different.

I had a hard time picking which fabric to use and then found this one in my stash.  Just like paper, I have a hard time cutting up fabric.

So for the first time, I sewed some stitches down the cover (and batting) to give it a quilted look.  I was always hesitant to try it cause I didn't want to make crooked lines but I saw a clever tip on Pinterest using painter's tape as a guide to make evenly spaced and straight lines.  But I used washi tape and just followed the straight edge.  So clever!

Inside I added a couple pieces of wool felt.  I bought it on Etsy because I had run out of the ones I bought from PTI.  I did learn that even though the one from the Etsy store was 100% wool felt, it wasn't as thick as the ones from PTI.  It is cheaper and still good quality but I think I am spoiled by PTI felt.  It is more expensive but worth it for quality projects.

I like the inside pockets for storing some embroidery floss and small scissors and buttons.  Added in a couple of needles through the felt.

Here's how it looks closed.  So I'll be taking this along with me the next time I am waiting in the car line to pick up my boys.  Something crafty to do while waiting. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I'm in awe with your new project. I think you picked the perfect print, small and pretty. You did a super job creating your own quilted fabric and what a clever idea to use washi tape as a guide. Gotta remember that. You are the MASTER of sewing.

Lynn said...

What a fabulous project. 'Sew' neat and useful. Thank you for the washi sewing tip. I have the same problem...I hoard paper AND fabrics...can't bear to cut them up unless I have extras. LOL!

Rachel Parys said...

So cute, and so handy!!! Love it!!!

Leanne said...

Totally cute! If I was sewing as much as you I'd need something like that. Just thinking about dragging out my sewing machine makes my head hurt. lol!
Love this share today and I can't wait to see what you share with the new SS stamps. Have a great day!

Denice said...

Super cute and a great way to keep your supplies together. Wish I had thought of this when I used to sew. Great choice in fabric. :D

Cheryl said...

Great holder for crafting on the go! Neat quilting