!!! Isn’t it cute? A new needlebook has been on my list for a while. When I saw this free pattern/tutorial by Nana Company I knew it was the one.
It did take a couple hours between fussy cutting and the hand stitching embellishments, but so worth the time. If I’m going to use it and see it often, I may as well enjoy it.
The interior is has a little strip of selvage from one of the fussy prints and 1973 ric-rac purchased from an estate sale. I’ve been saving that little package for something special and this was it. The pink button is from a jar of vintage buttons purchased from the same estate sale.
Here is my favorite part:
My previous needle case has a little pocket but the scissors slip out. Kam snaps came to mind and this is what I came up with.
When making the pattern add medium interfacing the interior fabric so the snaps can attach to something with more substance. Take a small piece of ribbon, fold the ends over a few times and add the snap. This process is customized to your scissor size.
When removing the scissors you really only need to undo one snap for quick access. You won’t lose the ribbon and the scissors are secure.
I recommend using wool or wool blend felt and not the $.50 per sheet craft felt. It’s better for your needles and just feels a bit luxurious.
What is your favorite needlebook pattern?