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Use your scrap fabric for this easy to sew project
Using your little fabric scraps and pieces, sew up this needle book to keep all your pins and needles safe.
Button closure on the side to keep them secure. Great for a travel sewing kit.

Posted by Becky from South Jordan, Utah, United States • Published See Becky's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    or this needle keeper you need a base or foundation fabric. Mine is a piece of white sheet. Use muslin or whatever scrap you’ve got hanging around. You need something light and no or little pattern.
    Cut this piece 6″ X 8 1/2″
    Grab one of the scraps and lay it in the center—Right Sides UP!!

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place another scrap across the first one- right sides together and stitch 1/4″ along the cut edge. Flip back and iron.
    See that little left out spot? It is going to get some covering. Lay the next piece right sides together and sew along that edge.
    Flip back and iron.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    This next piece I am going to take the full width, making sure it is moved far enough on the fabrics that it covers and doesn’t leave anything left out. Cover up that salvage notes, unless you are using that as your design.
    It is going to cover up a bunch of fabric, but that's ok.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    See? After you sew it- and turn it- and iron it- It looks great! On to the next piece.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue laying them down and working out the edge of the one side. Don’t worry about those extra long pieces hanging off the edge. They will all get trimmed later.
    Now that you have one side finished, go to the other side and continue with the same process.

    Turn this with all the right sides down. Now that you can see the correct shape– trim it.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is what it will look like after being trimmed up. Use the muslin or back fabric piece to get the correct shape and measurement.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Run it through the sewing machine. Stitch along both side of the seam. I used my foot as the guide and tried to be consistant.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    This is what it will look like quilted.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    In the center of the rectangle edge you need to pin the button loop. I am using a 1/4″ wide X 3″ long bias tape- pre made.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now you need a piece for the inside of the needle keeper.

    I kept using the scraps and made a scrappy inside. Cut it to 6″ X 8 1/2″.
    Sew this right side together all the way around, leaving an opening for turning.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Trim the corners, and then turn it right sides out.
    Push those corners out nice like and iron that baby flat!
    Because of the inside foundation piece you are sewing to, there isn’t any need for batting. It keeps it’s shape real nice like.
    Coax that turning hole inside nice and then iron that flat.
    Sew all the way around the outside edge 1/8″. Go slow it is a bit thick–but this will secure that button loop and close that turning hole.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fold in half and iron. This will make a marking crease for lining up the inside felt.
    Cut the felt page to 6 1/2″ X 4 1/2″
    Center the pages and Pin in place. Sew a straight line from the top to the bottom. If you need to make a pencil line to follow- do it.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold the needle keeper in half and pull that button loop over. Take a pencil and mark right where it is.

    Hand stitch your button on–only catching the top layers.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Put your pins inside and you are done!

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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
I like how you can use up scraps this way, I've got a very large box full of scraps that is starting to overflow.... You could make bigger things than just needle cases too of course. A messenger-bag, or pillow cases. Happy
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