Monday, 25 July 2011

Handmade Monday - Needlecases

Needle case or Needle book? Anyway whichever one of the two that's what I spent my Saturday morning doing.

I'm embarassed to say that as a sewer I rely on scraps of fabric to look after my needles, which is why I'm forever misplacing (losing) them. So I took matters into hand and made myself a needlcase where I believe my needles will be happy to nest.

Once I'd made one though, I couldn't stop and made a few more.

 Each one has a lovely contrasting lining with felt inlays picking out one of the colours from the front.

....and finished with a good old fashioned press stud (or snap fastener). Am I the only person to think that press studs are just the best thing ever?!

You may even have noticed the new labels - oooooh get me!

So these are destined for the online redneedle world of Etsy/Folksy which you may visit by clicking the links on my sidebar.

Now, I have to welcome some lovely new followers, thank you for visiting and I shall look forward to visiting your blogs soon.

First day of the Summer holidays and I'll be spending this afternoon helping my youngest son put together his new trampoline which he has been saving like mad for, whilst my eldest applies the finishing touches to his social calendar for the next six weeks.

When all is calm I will then sit myself down with a well earned cuppa and peruse the wonderful offerings over at Wendy's 1st Unique Gifts from my fellow crafting buddies. Thank you for stopping by today, come back soon when I hope to have more goodies to share.

 Enjoy the sunshine!


  1. Hello Caroline:
    As you know only too well we have, alas, very little success when it comes to sewing anything, but we do accept the importance of having a proper needle case in which to house these most basic tools of the trade.

    The ones which you show here are absolutely lovely and we can see, only too well, how beautifully they have been made.

  2. Your post made me laugh as I am the same a bit like a builder never does the repairs to his own house, I am always losing needles, know they are somewhere!!!

  3. Your needlebooks are lovely! I can't believe how many you have made, too - well done.

    Pomona x

  4. I may need to save some pennies and buy one of them :) I do the scrap fabric needle organisation too but have also been known to use my shirt, bits of newspaper but even I had to wonder when I found needles stuck to my knife magnetic strip in the kitchen?
    Your needle cases look so cute

  5. Love them!! They really are fabulous and maybe one of these days I will treat myself to one. However, I do believe I'd end up losing the needle case too.

  6. I love the little pictures on the front, 'sew' sweet. The labels make them look really professional.

    Jan x

  7. These are amazingly gorgeous! Love them!

  8. What a fantastic idea I have all my needles pinned onto my beading matts so I don't lose them. Your idea is much more fun and colourful.

  9. I love the style of these. The labels are a lovely touch too. I think these will be very popular :)

  10. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, works great, beautiful and creative,,

  11. Lovely needle cases Caroline - cant believe you managed to make so many in one morning!
    Gill xx

  12. Now that is just what I'm looking for! You might have to be making some more of these Caroline because I need one too! They'd make lovely gifts too and it's never too early to be thinking about Christmas! Vx

  13. Gorgeous needlebooks. Great idea!

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