What do all sewists have in common??  If you answered ‘needles’ then pat yourself on the back!  And needles are tricky little buggers – if you have ever stood on a ‘lost’ one I can feel you grimacing from Australia.  Sooooo, with that in mind I have written this tutorial for a very quick, very easy needlecase.

  What you will need

  • fabric for exterior
  • fabric for lining
  • Pellon H640 (iron on)
  • Three different coloured pieces of felt
  • Pinking blade for rotary cutter or pinking shears
  • Hera marker

Method

 for both the exterior fabric and the lining cut one rectangle 10″ x 6 1/2″
for the pellon cut one rectangle 9 3/4″ x 6 /14″
position the pellon in the centre on the wrong side of the exterior rectangle and iron on (remembering to use the iron on the right side of the exterior rectangle not the pellon)
 place the lining fabric rectangle wrong side down onto the pellon, aligning the edges with the edges of the exterior fabric rectangle.  Pin.  Sew all the way around using a 1/4″ seam allowance – do not sew all the way to the edge of the fabric but stop and start 1/4″ in.
using your pinking blade or pinking shears cut around all the edges
cut felt pieces into a 9″ x 5 1/2″  rectangle (one for each colour).  Layer the felt and then place this layered bundle centred onto the lining fabric.  Pin in place.
 Using the hera marker (or your preferred method) ‘draw’ in a sewing line 4 1/2″ from the edge of the felt (this will be in the centre of the felt).  Using a complementary thread colour sew down this line from the top to the bottom of the felt.
Congratulations – you are the proud owner of a new needlecase

Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ….

 

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