I decided to take some time this past weekend to make myself a wee little needle book.
It's small enough to fit in the palm of my hand
I like to keep my needles in my floss case so it had to be small enough to fit flat under the lid.
It was driving me absolutely crazy
To make it I started with two pieces of linen, one black for the outside and natural for the lining
they are around 5 x 2.5 inches
They are a bit wonky because I didn't pay close enough attention to the grain of the fabric and I didn't measure
I put a bit of fusible interfacing to the back of the black to keep it nice and flat, then added a bit of embroidery detail.
Sew the two parts, right sides together, turn, press, close the hole, and add some blanket stitching to the edges.
I only used one piece of felt for the inside to keep it small and not too bulky but I did add some ribbon to slip the needles under, that way you can put needles on both sides of the felt without showing on the opposite side. To attach the felt I just hand stitched right down the middle, the only part I used my machine for was sewing the black and natural together. Add a little tie and that's it, a sweet little needle case.
No more needle mayhem.