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Time:3h00
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So so
Crafts
Sewing
Little cases for your pins and needles

I make amigurumi dolls, and I need little books like these to carry my pins and needles wherever I go. I love felt work, and I also love anime, so my latest needle book is the totoro.

I sell a 20+ page pattern for these little guys now here: www.youcanmakethis.com or you can request the listing at my etsy shop here: www.djonesgirlz.etsy.com



Instructions

  • Step 1

    For smaller book, cut a piece of felt that is 3 inches by 8 inches.
    For bigger book, 3 inches by 10 inches

  • Step 2

    cut two pieces of cross-stitch fabric that are slightly smaller that the felt piece. They will be the inside of the book.

  • Step 3

    fold all pieces in half and mark the middle point with a ruler and pencil or fabric pen. Place all pieces together and pin. Sew down the middle line by hand or with a sewing machine. Fold the book in half.

  • Step 4

    Draw an image that you want to put on the outside of the book on some tissue paper. Make it simple--less detail looks better. Cut the image out of felt. Using a tiny bit of fabric glue, position the felt piece on the book. This just keeps it in place while you sew, so don't use a lot. Sew the image on the book with neat, even stitches. Add any extra details you want.

  • Step 5

    Finish up the edges with a blanket stitch.

  • Step 6

    The cell phone charm was just two of my totoro images sewn together with a blanket stitch and lightly stuffed. Add a strap and you're all done!

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Naomi?
Naomi?
Totoro c:
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kookiegurl97
kookiegurl97 · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
Totoro is soooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
Totoro!
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Manga Lover
Manga Lover
i love totoro!!
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HeyItsClaraMarie
HeyItsClaraMarie · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
and I LOVE THE CATBUS
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HeyItsClaraMarie
HeyItsClaraMarie · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
i <3 totoro
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my.land.of.make.believe
my.land.of.make.believe
I love love LOVE totoro! *hunts for amigurumi tut*
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Skylar
Skylar · Tucson, Arizona, US · 4 projects
Totoro rulez! That's why i made a beanie of him! Der!
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Brendan Oh.
Brendan Oh. · Chuo Ward, Fukuoka Prefecture, JP · 2 projects
My Neighbor Totoro!!!
Make Catbus!!! <3
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Caroline
Caroline · Tamworth, England, GB · 7 projects
So cute - if you ever sell them, let me know!
x
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