January 19th, 2016

Needlebook with Scissors Holder

by Julie Hirt

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!!! 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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is your favorite needlebook pattern?





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8 Comments to “Needlebook with Scissors Holder”

  1. This is so cute. My favorite part is that little piece of panda fabric.

  2. I’ve made this pattern a couple of times for gifts, its a great one to personalise for a crafty friend. But that scissors snap idea is genius!!

  3. Oh, what a sweet little needle book…and the scissor holder is brilliant! I’ve made several of these needle books myself, and I’ve never seen one I didn’t love. Yours is too cute!!!

  4. I have made a few needlecases of my own designs and I have to tell you that your scissors snaps idea is magic!! Well done. Beautiful needlecase.

  5. thanks for the tip about the scissors- SO much better than a pocket!!!

  6. I have chosen fabrics for three needle books now from the pieces I picked up in Japan last month: one for each of my sisters, whose birthdays are coming up soon, as well as for me. The scissor idea is genius. I love it. I don’t have any plastic snaps, but I imagine metal will be just fine.

  7. Hi.
    Your work is beuatifull is it for sell?


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