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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Felt Needle Book Tutorial

The instructions below will take you through the steps that I used to make the needlebooks.  However, keep in mind you can change up the sizes and how many colors of felt that you use in your needle books.  =)

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Materials Needed:  

6” by width of fabric in either one or two colors of wool
                          felt for the main body of the needle book 
                          (Note: this will make 4 needle books if two colors are used)
10” by width of fabric of wool felt for the pages of the needle book
matching thread
appliqué or piece of needlework to embellish on the front
Optional – 4 inches of 1/8” ribbon and one small button

Step 1
Cut the following size pieces from the felt:
Outside of needle book -  1 piece 5” by 10” of the felt that you want
Inside pocket – 1 piece 3.5” by 4.5” and 1 piece 2.5” by 4.5”
Inside pages – 2 pieces 4.5” by 9”

Step 2
On the side of the 5” by 10” piece of felt that will be the outside of the needle book, center your appliqué or embellishment.   Remember to center it on the right side of the felt.   Stitch it down.

Step 3
Turn the felt over and lay the 3.5” by 4.5” piece of felt on the right hand bottom corner of the cover piece.  Stitch around the two sides and the bottom of the piece.  

Step 4
Lay the 2.5” by 4.5” piece of felt on the right hand top corner of the cover piece.  Stitch across the top of the piece.

Step 5
Center the two pieces of 4.5” by 9” felt over the back of the needle book.   Stitch down the middle of all three pieces.

Step 6
If desired add a ribbon loop to the back of the needle book.   Fold it over to the front and sew a button on to hold the book closed.
  

Gratitudes:
1. Wonderful fall weather and temps right now.

2. For good friends, here and around the world.



2 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Cute! That's quick and easy, too. I like the pocket for needles and scissors. Thanks!

cityquilter grace said...

great little needlecase....