Monday, 16 July 2018

Needlecase Tutorial



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


38 comments:

  1. It's a great little tutorial and thanks for sharing! It makes for a wonderful little gift - well done!

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  2. How sweet! Your friend will love it. Thanks for showing us how to do it!

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  3. Wow, Shez, it's so gorgeous!! I love the stitching!! The fabrics you used are so beautiful!! Love this!! It's fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Thank you Shez absolutely love all my birthday gifts.The needle case was a perfect fit

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  5. Very sweet, and a lovely gift for your friend.

    Stopping to take photos of every step when you are making something is quite a challenge, too. Well done!

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  6. That's gorgeous Shez! Thanks so much for sharing! xx

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  7. I think that was a great tutorial, Shez. It's a tad beyond my abilities (or maybe just inclinations), but I can definitely understand what you did. What a lovely needle case it turned out to be. And it's hand-monogrammed, too!

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  8. Your bag and needlecase are fabulous. I think you have designed it really, really well. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  9. La bolsita es estupenda y muy útil, seguro que Lyn la disfrutará!
    Que tenga una feliz semana.

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  10. wow you rock these fabulous creations, love it all.x

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  11. Thank you very much for the tutorial, Shez!
    So step by step it looks very simple. Although I'm not very good at thread and needle I think I'll try to do it.
    A hug from Spain.🤗

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  12. Wonderful little needlecase to go in the Dilly bag... I did laugh at your cautionary 'at your own risk' comment....
    Hugz

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  13. Great little project, thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a little wonderful needlebook.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. This is brilliant! I love the tutorial! Thank you dear Shez!
    Happy new week!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. pinned it to my pinterest sewing ideas board - hopefully I can find the time to sew something like that!
      Hugs, Susi

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  16. Lovely and so is the dollybag..xx

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  17. This is such a pretty needlecase, Shez. A fabulous tutorial, thank you for sharing it.

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  18. This is such a cute little project and I love your tutorial Shez! Love the dilly bag too! Hugs Christine x

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  19. Love love love this little needle case. Thank you for sharing the tutorial :)

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  20. It's a cute little needlebook. I love that you put it in the Dilly Bag in it's own pocket too!
    xx, Carol

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  21. Love the use at your own risk statement! Don't think there would be any worries - your tutorial is great! And so cute that it matches the bag so well.

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  22. I LOVE this, such a great case and useful too and with that beautiful "L" mkaes it so vERY special.
    Faith
    x

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  23. tis lovely Shez… thanks for the tutorial....xxx

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  24. Great work. She’ll love it.

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  25. Love how you used my letter. The needlecase looks lovely Shez xx

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  26. Simply delightful needlecase! You ARE a designer! I have a couple of those letters all stitched up and in a pile somewhere....hmmmm....

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  27. Wow what a wonderful step by step design for a needle case. Thank you so much. Its also a lovely gift idea.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. It takes a lot of creativity and brain power to make something like that without a pattern. It turned out so well. It goes great with the bag. I really like the embroidered monogram. Nice touch. ♥
    xx Beca

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  29. Beautiful work, as always! Love the fabrics!

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  30. Clever you! Looks beautiful. I must buy those patterns from Michelle. So useful.

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  31. It's really pretty needle case, lovely fabrics, well done :-)
    xx

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  32. That's a great tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to make it.

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  33. That is just too adorable, thank you Shez!!! What a lovely gift with the dilly bag too!

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  34. Love the photos, Shez, what a great tutorial!
    A lovely gift! Lucky Lyn!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  35. Thank you for this tutorial. I have bookmarked it so that I can make one soon. I don't have a needle case and have had my eye out for how to make one. Meg:)

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