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No sew circular needle holder
Can't get any easier than this, the 15-minute circular needle holder.

Nothing against sewing, but I like this one for something a little different. Circular needles are inserted through the center holes in craft supply wooden spools and dangle by their cords.

Note on the spools - mine have 1/4" hole which fits up to a US size 10 needle. This was adequate for me, but if you require ones for larger sizes you can drill or use a needle file to enlarge the opening, or look for a larger diameter spool.

Posted by Jennifer T. from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See Jennifer T.'s 17 projects »
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  • Step 1

    First, label all your spools with the appropriate needle size. For my end spools I wound a piece of scrap yarn around the spool and secured it with a dot of glue. A piece of fabric cut to size would also look nice. You could obviously embellish these however you like. I went with simplicity (also known as "easy").

  • How to make a hook or rack. Circular Needle Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next cut a length of wire about 1 1/2 - 2 yards long, I just kinda eyeballed it. Thread wire though first spool and hold in half so both lengths of wire are equal. Following the diagram, weave the wire in and out of each spool.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Circular Needle Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then, once the last spool is wired on, twist the remaining two wire lengths around each other and fold into a hook shape. Trim ends and load up with all those unruly needles.

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Meats
Meats · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
What a great idea!
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Jennifer T.
Jennifer T. · Dallas, Texas, US · 17 projects
[dancing*in*the*rain*] - You could use corks, you would just need to drill out the centers I imagine.
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[dancing*in*the*rain*] · Seattle, Washington, US · 28 projects
you could use corks too, couldnt you?
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[dancing*in*the*rain*]
[dancing*in*the*rain*] · Seattle, Washington, US · 28 projects
you could use corks too, couldnt you?
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Kari H.
Kari H. · 1 project
Great idea!
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Nancy
Nancy · Los Angeles, California, US · 54 projects
This seems like a good idea to use as a necklace holder as well?
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Creative Origins
Creative Origins · Stuart, Florida, US · 23 projects
Brilliant!
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prettyplain
prettyplain · 1 project
this is so very cool
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