Cross-stitch needle-case

Carole requested a post about my needle-case so here goes, I aim to please 🙂

I made this back in 2019, the front is just a sewing themed mini sampler, I like purple so I used purple linen and then found some fabrics in my stash to co-ordinate with it for the cover. Size-wise it’s about 6″ not quite square!!

The pages are made from Cool Crafting wool felt which is a nice weight. I was limited by what I had left over from making a coat for a rabbit (Luna Lapin!) so I’ve got two pairs of double pages which make four pages about 5″ square each. I also have one page at the front which has a strip of quilting fabric either side as the felt wasn’t big enough, there is also a smaller piece of felt stitched to the back cover as another page- I was using what I had to the max!!

I didn’t want to label them just with words written on tape so I labelled the pages by decorating them according to the type of needle. The first page which has a strip of patchwork down the side is for quilting needles. I stitched on novelty buttons of sewing machine and a reel of thread together with a scissor charm for the dress-making and general sewing needles. There is an ‘M’ embroidered on the embroidery needle page.

The page for cross-stitch and tapestry needles has my initials and the date counted on linen. The beading needle page has beads on it!The last page is for specialty ones that don’t fit in anywhere else, such as curved needles.

I find it helpful to be able to sort needles like this, it really depends on how many different types of needlework you do, some people organise them by size too, I don’t tend to go by numbers when it comes to size, I just look at the needle as to whether it’s big enough for the job!

My needlecase is still well used four years on, I find it much easier than having lots of different packets to look through. If you would like any further information just leave a comment.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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4 Responses to Cross-stitch needle-case

  1. Carol in Texas says:

    Thank you for the prompt answer to my request!!!!! I will enjoy giving this a try!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sharon says:

    Really sweet and I love the purple

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very pretty and lots of work that went into the needle case! I love the purple also. Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

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