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Sewing needle case

Sewing needle case
The finished sewing needle case

I’m always looking for better ways to store my crafting bits ‘n’ bobs. As my sewing needles and pins were scattered around in various places I wanted somewhere central to keep them and thought this would make a quick and simple project.

The fabric is from the House to Home collection by Benartex and was bought from ‘Beloved Fabrics’ on ebay. I haven’t done any applique for a long while and wanted to try adding some to the front, but needed to keep it simple as the fabric itself is quite busy. I opted for felt as it is easy to work with and doesn’t fray.

Detailed close-up of the needle case
Detailed close-up of the needle case

I added a layer of fleece in between the layers of fabric to give the needle case some structure.

Needle case: view of the back
Needle case: view of the back

The finishing touch was to add a brightly coloured piece of felt inside to hold the needles.

Needle case inside view
Needle case inside view

Skull & crossbones bag

Skull and crossbones drawstring bag
Skull and crossbones drawstring bag

This is a simple draw-string bag I made for my husband to keep his dice in (and to hide them from the cats who love kicking them around!). I bought some skull and crossbones material from ‘Oh Sew Crafty’ on ebay and created a twisted cord from wool.

 

Pin cushions

Various pin cushions
Various pin cushions

I’ve been looking for ways to turn unwanted items into something useful. On this occasion, an old pickling jar, screw-top lid and jewellery packaging have been transformed into much-needed pin cushions.