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How to make a cute simple needle case from felt
When a friend told me she only had one needle in her house I was worried. What if she lost it? So I made her a cute little case to keep it safe (and added a few more just in case!) Here's how I did it.

Posted by Julie from Sum of their Stories from Coventry, England, United Kingdom • Published See Julie from Sum of their Stories's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out your felt pieces. 2 x the "flower" shape, 1 x rectangle, 2 x mini flowers (only 1 in the photo but I used 2)

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 2
    Step 2

    I chose for the darker orange to be the outside so attached the flower and one button as marked on the pattern.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now layer the other main piece on the wrong side, lining up carefully and pin in place.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using 3 of the 6 strands of the embroidery thread, blanket stitch around these two layers.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now fold your rectangular middle section in half and pin in position where marked on the pattern. Notice how here in the photo I pinned on the wrong side. It's better if you pin it on the left so it opens like a book!

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using the 3 strands of embroidery thread again, stitch along the pinned line to hold the "pages" in place. You are going through 3 layers of felt here so you might find it easier to stab right through to the other side and pull the thread right through for each stitch, that way you get nice even stitches on both sides. I think this is a stab stitch but don't quote me!

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carry on round the whole "square". Hard to describe, the picture shows this best.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now it just needs the loop fastening. Fold the case up to a square like the photo (sides in, bottom up, top down!) and using all 6 strands of the embroidery thread this time, come up from the inside where marked on the pattern/show on the photo below. Don't pull the thread right through, leave an end. Then go round the button and back down just next to where you came up.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 9
    Step 9

    Come back up with the thread to the right side and use it to sew the 2nd button on.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 10
    Step 10

    On the reverse, tie the ends in a double knot.
    The knot looked a bit messy so I covered it with another little felt flower with a few stitches to hold it in place and make a centre.

  • How to make a needle & pin cases. Simple Felt Needlecase - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pop a few needles in and your done!

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