How to Stitch Up a Felt Needle Bookcomments (9) September 14th, 2012
If you are anything like me, you have dozens of half-empty needle packs lying around in your sewing stash. I open them, I lose them, and then I go out and buy another one, just in time to find the old one. So I am making this felt needle book for both of us, me and you. Because I'm sure there are some other people out there who need to keep their needles organized, too!
What you'll need:
- Wool felt in several colors
- Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
- Fabric scissors
- Two buttons
- Sewing machine (If you don't have a sewing machine, you can handsew these pieces)
- Needle and thread
1. Using a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat, cut a 5 x 8-inch piece of wool felt for the needle book cover. Cut two 4-1/2 x 7-inch pieces (or three if you have lots of needles!) of felt for the pages of the book. Cut a 1 x 2-1/2-inch piece of felt for the closure. Round one end of the closure with scissors.
2. Fold the cover in half and press. Sew a button on the front cover of the book, halfway up the side of the cover.
3. Open the cover and center the felt pages on the cover. Pin and fold in half again. Finger-press the fold. Open the book again and sew down the fold through the pages and cover.
4. Sew the closure to the back outside of the cover, overlapping 1 inch of the closure on to the back cover. Topstitch around the closure. Cut a slit close to the end of the closure for a buttonhole.
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