This little Needle Book is the perfect place to keep your pins and needles-- with room for expansion :) It take only 15 minutes to make, tucks away easily in your tool kit and can be the perfect little gift for a friend! Hope you enjoy this fun craft that's super useful, enjoy!
1/ Pick a Color Scheme and Gather Supplies. You Will Need:
- One Piece of Vinyl, Leather or Non-Fraying Fabric
- Sheet of Felt (we'll cut three 3.5x5" rectangles from it)
- Button with Shank/Stem
- Two Pieces of 16" Thin Cord, Hemp or Ribbon
- 1 Bead
- Embroidery Thread
- Large Needle that fits cord
- Needle for Thread
- Alligator Clip
- Piercing Tool Optional
A/ To begin sewing your spine, fold the vinyl/felt layers in half to find the center (another example). Then about a half inch from the top, poke the needle through from the back to the front.
Tip/ If you find it hard to pull the needle through, use a piercing tool to wide the hole a little bit. An even better solution-- use rubber fingertips to grip the needle while tugging.
B/ Complete the stitch, bringing the needle back to the inside, then tie the tails in a double or triple knot. Trim the short tail and continue stitching.
C+D/ Stitch 3 straight stitches, ending a half inch from the end.
6/ Using embroidery thread and a small needle, stitch your button onto the front of your NeedleBook near the center along the right edge (1/2 inch in from edge). Stitch button till secure, then double knot and trim ends from the inside. See another example here.
8/ Guide your cord tail under the middle stitch of the spine, towards the back of the Needle Book.
10/ With the cord still wrapped around the book & button, tie a double knot 2 inches from the end of the cord (or wherever feels like a good place). Feed the bead onto the cord up to the knot then tie another double knot on the other side of the bead. Trim the cord tail so a short amount remains. My measures approximately 8inches long once I trimmed it.