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05 August 2013

Flutter By Needle Case {Week 2/52}

Welcome to Week 2 of the 52 Week Scrap Challenge. How did you go with the scrappy heart pincushion last week? I hope you enjoyed this little project and would love to see your photos.

Now, onto this weeks scrap busting project. My MIL has a birthday coming up soon *waves – hi Sue* and has put in a request for a needle case. Soooooo…. I thought I’d use the opportunity to make one, using some of my scrap basket.

Flutter By Needle Case 1

I love using layer cakes but often, have a few squares left over. A 10” square piece of fabric is just too good to dispose of, so I have an odd mix of leftover layer cake squares, ready to use.

To make this little needle case you can use a 10” square or 2 layer cake halves – for a bit of contrast.
10” x 5” for needle case front
10” x 5” for needle case lining
10” x 3” for pocket {optional}
10” x 5” pellon or batting (to give it strength)
4” x 7” (approximate) batting or felt – for needles and pins
Embellishments

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Embellish the needle case fabric cover as desired. I appliqued and stitched a little butterfly which is from a pattern by Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly. Click the link to be directed to her free tutorial. Thank you Bronwyn x

Once you’re pleased with your needle case cover, it’s time to assemble.
If you’re going to have a pocket, fold one long edge over - approximately 1/4” and top stitch all the way along.

Lay the batting (or pellon) then the lining and pocket (right sides up) onto your sewing table.

Next, lay the cover fabric, on top, with the right side down. Pin to hold all of the layers together.

Sew all the way around leaving an opening to turn it out.

Clip the corners carefully and turn out the needle case. Use a knitting needle or pencil to ensure your corners are at their pointiest best.
Slip stitch the turn out opening, closed.

Fold your case in half and give it a little press to mark the centre seam.
Lay the batting scrap in the centre on the creased line and stitch all the way down the centre.

Now admire your work. Use it for yourself or give it a stitchy friend. I love making needle cases and will probably make another few in this challenge.

Needle Case Cover 2
I got a little excited and decided to applique 2 butterflies. The back should be as pretty as the front, right?

If you make a little needle case, we’d love to see it. If you blog about it, leave your URL in the linky below. Or feel free to share your pictures in the 52 Week Scrap Challenge Facebook Page or Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page.

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Previous 52 Week Scrap Challenge Projects:
Scrappy Heart Pincushion {Week 1/52}

7 comments:

  1. another cute design.. thanks...
    Hugz

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  2. Will try to make this along with the hemming of my sons pants which I keep putting of

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  3. so cute Anorina your MIL will love this.xx

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial Anorina. I desperately need a needle case but, despite their simplicity, I didn't really want to do any thinking to make it! Your instructions are wonderful and I also have some layer cake squares that I can use!

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  5. What a wonderful little project. I love the challenge you've set up and I hope I can keep up with you. Thanks so much!

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  6. What a lovely and useful project, Anorina. Not at all what I was expecting -- I always think small when I think "scraps" but, of course, left over pieces are scraps too!

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  7. Gorgeous. I need a new needlecase.

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