Saturday, May 31, 2014

June's Across The Pond Sew Along Project

June- Across The Pond Sew Along Project

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                 What are we making this month in our Across The Pond Sew Along?
                                                      Needle cases!!                       
 If you are like me, you are always forgetting where you left that tiny,  little needle... even if it was just a few minutes after "sticking it in a place  so I won't forget where I put it!"
A needle book or needle case is perfect for storing my needles, and for keeping track of them... in such  cute and fun ways.

I'll share a few  of my favorite  patterns to make a needle case, if you need some ideas . 

Amanda,  The Patchsmith,  has lots of ideas , too, and she shares two delightful needle cases that she made, on her blog.  

Hexi Needle Case:    by My Three Sons

Amanda, The Patchsmith  made this sweet Hexi Needle Case
 using the pattern by My Three Sons
I love how Amanda personalized this hexi!  I know that I 'll be trying this one out soon!

Flowerpot Needlekeep Free Pattern:     by Lynnette Anderson

Flowerpot Keep   by Lynette Anderson

Linen and embroidery... how fun!

Needles Home:   Sulky

Needles Home   by Sulky
This is a cute , felt fold-up book.

Needlebook Tutorial:  Nana Company

Needlebook Tutorial   by Nana Company
This one is a favorite of mine already.  I made one of these recently, as a gift to include with a swap.  It is a great way to use up special fabric scraps.

Nana Company  Needlebook    by Susie's Sunroom
I "jazzed up " the back cover, to match a skinny pincushion that I made for the swap.

I put a pinwheel on the back cover

It is fun to add ribbon and charms for embellishing the felt pages
Bird  Needle case:     by Heidi Boyd   on Craftsy  (part of Sewing Kit Trio)

Bird Needlecase        made by Susie's Sunroom

This is a bird that is folded up, over its tail.    I thought he needed an eye, so I added a bead for a bird eye.  

His tail  has felt for the needles

Opened up
I used two Joel Dewberry "Bungalow"  fabrics, which were  included in the kit with the directions.    After I got the pieces cut out , this bird needle case went together quickly.                              
This little pair of scissors can fit under the elastic, too
We do you hope you have found a pattern that looks fun , and you'll make your own needle case, and put it in the Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr group to share!

These needle cases/books are a lot of fun to make... you know you'll be seeing a few more   lots more in the future!!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Your needle books are so cute!! Thanks for all the links!

  2. darling needlebook round-up Susie!!!! i especially love the hexie!

  3. They are all so pretty, the added pinwheel looks super!!


  4. l love seeing all the cute ideas for needlebooks!


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