This is the perfect gift for any sewist and a quick easy thing to make for your first project.
You will need:
Pellon /fusible fleece
air erasable marker
Cut 2 7″ x 3 1/2″ pieces of cotton for the needle book
cut 1 7″ x 3 1/2″ piece fusible fleece
cut 2 5″ x 2 1/2″ pieces of felt
cut 2 11 1/2″x 2 1/2″ pieces of cotton for the pin cushion
Iron the fusible fleece onto the back of one of the pieces of cotton for the needle book.
Pin needle book pieces right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance around leaving a 1″ gap at the bottom, Clip the corners.
Turn and press, top stitch around closing hole.
Fold this in half and mark the centre.
Take the two felt pieces together and fold in half mark the centre.
Match these lines and sew (with back stitching) to attach.
Now you’ve made a cute little needle book.
Pin the two pin cushion pieces together, sew around with a 1/4″ seam leave a gap about 1″ along one of the long sides.
Clip the corners and turn right side out, carefully stuff the pin cushion, you don’t want it too firm.
Hand stitch the opening closed using a slip stitch, you can find a tutorial here.
This is a basic tutorial and there are so many different ways you could use it to create a special set!
I’ve decorated my needle books, made them all out of felt, put ribbon and lace on the pin cushion and book.
I’d love to see yours!