Needlebook Tutorial

Applique, patchwork, and trims all come together in this adorable needlebook tutorial. Why is everything so much cuter in miniature?

Needle case sewing tutorial

Needle cases are perfect for taking projects on the go or gifting to sewing friends. They also ensure needles and pins don’t end up rolling around in the bottom of your drawer.

Needle case sewing tutorial

Skip the cover applique for a simple design, or use it as an opportunity to personalize the book. We love the idea of appliqueing an initial!

Amy, from Nana Company, shares great ways to incorporate those tiny trim scraps as well as fabric scraps to make each needlebook unique.

Materials Needed:

  • 12- 1.5″ fabric squares in assorted prints for patchwork back
  • base fabric for front: 3.5″ x 4.5″, appliqued/embroidered any way you like
  • a strip of contrast fabric
  • inside fabric
  • quilt batting
  • 2- pieces of felt
  • hair elastic or ribbon, and button
  • embroidery floss
  • basic sewing supplies
  • decorative scissors are optional

Find the full needle case tutorial here.

Need help sewing a button? We have a tutorial for that too!

Remember you can find more projects to improve your sewing skills in our Learn to Sew section here.

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