These sweet little needlebooks make a great addition to your needlework bag. Use them to keep your sewing needles, pins and darning needles safe and sound.
They are a great little scrap buster and make ideal presents or craft fair sellers. You can watch a video tutorial on our YouTube channel.
You will need 2 rectangles of fabric measuring 7.5″ wide x 5.5″ tall. One for your outer and another for the lining. (These can be different patterns).
Cut 1 piece of fusible lightweight interfacing and another piece of wadding or fusible fleece the same size. We recommend fusible fleece but you can also use wadding and 505 spray.
A piece of felt measuring 5.5″ wide by 4″ deep.
- Fuse your fleece to your outer fabric. You can use 505 spray to fuse plain wadding or baste a narrow line around the edge at 1/8″
- Apply interfacing to your lining piece
- Fold your lining fabric in half and finger press the centre
- Fold your felt in half and finger press the centre
- Line up the 2 press lines and stitch down the fold from top to bottom
- Lay your outer piece right sides down
- stitch around using a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a 2-3″ opening in the side to turn
- Remove the bulk from the corners
- Turn in the right way and press
- Topstitch the front and back of the book separately with a 1/8″ allowance
- Appy a popper to close (You may need to trim back your felt a little depending on the size of your popper
We hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Do share your makes on social media and remember to tag us so we can come and see what you’ve made.