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Thread together, pin together
This looked so cute in the book, I had to try it. But instead of doing the whole thing with felt I added a piece of fabric for the pin cushion part. And instead of doing the felted 1" circles for the middle, I just used a button.
But it turned out cute, and it would make a great gift.

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  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with 2 circles 8 inches in diameter. I had an 8" embroidery hoop, so I used that to trace.
    The same with the one 5" circle
    (this is for the pincushion)

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 2
    Step 2

    So you should end up with two 8" circles and one 5" circle.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 3
    Step 3

    With some embroidery thread I did a running stitch around the edge of each 8" circle.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 4
    Step 4

    You're supposed to stack the circles on top of each other and do a running stitch through all 3. I didn't. I just did a blanket stitch around the 5" and one of the 8" circles. Because I was using regular fabric for the pincushion I didn't think that the stuffing would stay inside with just a running stitch. Also to keep the edges from fraying.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 5
    Step 5

    I left a 3" gap and started adding the stuffing

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Close off and then I stacked the circles on top of each other.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin where you want to tack. She says to picture a clock and picture the sections at 12,2,4,6,8,and 10 o'clock.
    But as usual I didn't do that. But perhaps if you have large spools of thread, go with what the book says.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Here I sew tacked with 2 stitches about 1/2" from the edges. (Kind of in the middle)

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 9
    Step 9

    After sewing the the tacks and my button through the middle I ended up with 8 spots for spools of thread. So with some ribbon, I gathered my spools and with a large eye needle I threaded the ribbon through the sewn tacks and spools of thread.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 10
    Step 10

    As you thread the spools you can start pulling the ribbon taught, at the end leave enough excess to tie a bow.

  • How to make a sewing kits. Thread Caddy - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie your bow and there you go!
    I'm sure there's more instructions, but..this works.

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