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How To Make A Needle Book
Here's a really quick and easy way to use up those last scraps of fabric to make a dinky place to keep your sewing needles or safety-pins.

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  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut your 2 pieces of fabric to double the width you want your book to be.

    With right sides together, overlock or sew both long edges and one short edge, leaving one short edge un-sewn.

    Turn inside out, push out the corners and press seams with an iron.

    Fold the open (un-sewn) edge inwards and then top-stitch all edges.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the cover of your book in half and press with an iron to give you a crease down the "spine"

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin the 2 pieces of felt together. Use enough pins to make sure the layers of felt can't slip.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your Pinking Shears, cut all 4 edges of your felt so that they are slightly smaller than the size of your cover.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you're happy with the size of your felt, pin to cover and then sew along the crease you ironed down the middle of your cover.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your book should now look like this:

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 7
    Step 7

    You can either call this the finished article, or you can then top-stitch the middle of the book. All this does is stop the pages always falling open at the middle. (Not a great explanation, sorry!)

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Needle Book - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once you've got the hang of it, you can embellish your covers as much as you want!

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Ichigo M.
Ichigo M. · 13 projects
i need to make these i keep losing my needles.....
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Kelly Avelino
Kelly Avelino · Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, BR · 2 projects
so cute :3
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CO + K User

cutest!
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Edee S.
Edee S. · Fort Collins, Colorado, US
Very cute!
This is just the thing for my best bud's birthday.
She is an amazing seamstress.
And I'll have to make one for me, of course.
Good job!
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Käpt´n Toasterkopf
Käpt´n Toasterkopf · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 53 projects
Those are pretty cute.
I own one my aunt made in the 80´s :3
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Pumpkinniki
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, South Carolina, US · 12 projects
This kinda reminds me of something I made a long time ago, except mine was paper and I prethreaded the needles.
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