I wanted to make a needlecase to match the dilly bag that i gave Lyn for her birthday,so i used one of Michelle's stitcher's alphabet letter's,i did decrease the letter down to 85% in size
The little grey squares 4 x 1" ,the stitched piece trim to 4" x 4".the top and bottom strips 1 1/2 x 4"
Then i sewed the 1" squares int the corners of the stitchery and pressed.
Then i attached the 2 1 1/2" x 4" strips one to the top and one to the bottom and press,then i cut a piece for the back of the needlecase the same size as the front,mine was cut at 7 1/2" x 6".
And i also found a small hair tie to use for closing the needlecase up.
Sew the back piece to the front make sure it opens up the right way then cut a piece of iron on pellon and iron onto the wrong side.
Also attach the hair tie to the back,pic below.
Then sew down your inside fabric ( wrong sides together) on each side edge then turn it inside out.
I also wanted to add a pocket so i cut some inside fabric 7 1/2" x 6" and folded it in half then cut a piece of firm interfacing ( the size of the folded fabric) and put it inside the folded pocket,then i sewed it to the inside of the needlecase.
I then used 2 strips of fabric for the binding 8" x 2" ,fold the ends in to make it the same size as the needlecase top and bottom edges then fold in half and iron then attach to the top and bottom edges of the needlecase.
I then attached some white flanette 2 pieces (you can do one if you like) 6" x 5" and stitch them down the center of the needlcase.
I then attached a matching button to the front of the needlecase for the hair tie to go over to keep the neddlecaes closed.
I also hand stitched a piece of ribbon to the lining so it would hold a pair of scissors in place.
The needlecase is all finished and was made in matching fabrics to go with the dillybag and sit in the pocket inside the bag.
This tutorial is to only show you how i made my needlecase ,i am in no way a designer,so to make one like mine is at your own risk using this tutorial which i am happy to share.
Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx