Sunday, 10 July 2011

At last I have a needle book!

Although I've been stitching and sewing for years, for some reason I've never gotten around to getting little accessories such as a needle book. I think one reason is because the patterns and designs of the ones you see in the shops aren't very inspiring.

I decided to design one today as it's something I'm looking to sell in my etsy shop and at the craft fairs, I thought that I'd give it a go and then I could keep my prototype for myself and stop stabbing myself every time I put my hand in my sewing box :P

Here's how it turned out:

I added a loop inside the front cover for scissors, although for the shop version I'm going to use two loops and have them so that the scissors lies diagonally as I've noticed it does fall out rather easily.

I also added a pocket to the inside of the back cover which could hold a few buttons or a bobbin of thread, I'd like this to be something I can carry around in my bag as you never know when you'll need a needle and thread!

I used cotton fabric for the cover with interfacing to stiffen it and there are 4 felt pages. The shop version will be prettified a bit with buttons over the ribbon ends etc, this one was basically to see if the design worked and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

I mentioned a giveaway on my last post, I haven't had time to sort it out this weekend but it will be up by the end of next week so keep an eye out :)


Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute needlebook! I love the fabric. :)

CrazyStitcher said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea! I should really consider making or buying a needle book, as all of my needles are currently stored in a plastic food container. Lol. x

Lostinblue said... Best Blogger Tips

This is lovely and bright, so cute. It's a great idea to make these.


Dani - tkdchick said... Best Blogger Tips

Good job!

Uhooi said... Best Blogger Tips

Waw It works very nice, beautiful and creative,,

Aurelia Eglantine said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful idea! Super cute! I've never made myself a needlebook either, but I may have to remedy that in the near future, lol. I love the colourful fabric you chose for this, and the little pocket on the back :)