Friend Becca Babb-Brott recently took a trip–and she wanted a needle case that would fit inside the small, travel-sized bag she had just made to hold her current English Paper Piecing Project.
Since I am constantly juggling needles–and often have more than one loaded with different colored threads–I thought I’d make one too.
I used Annie Rolfe’s tutorial, which you can see below.
It’s simple: a fun project with a fun and practical outcome–assuming you have the ingredients on hand. Be sure to sew the snap on BEFORE putting in the insides–per instructions. I used some temtex I had around instead of cardboard. The cutting directions are on the right sidebar of the tutorial I think. She tells you in the intro.
Here’s mine–from a beloved fabric.
The inside is already filled with needles and pins.
I want to make another one that will just hold two or three needles and fit into a small bag when I don’t need my bigger one.
I took a look at it and loved how Becca is putting together fabrics. In particular, I loved her unusual neutrals–which can be hard to find. I, for instance, have looked for neutrals in five (aren’t we lucky) of our local quilt shops.
As an official Bonnie Hunter groupie, I need lots of neutrals–especially for the quilts I have planned for this year. Bonnie’s world divides quilting fabrics into neutrals (nothing darker than a brown paper bag) and colors.
What’s also interesting about Sew Me A Song is Becca’s collection of contemporary and Japanese fabrics. And she has since told me that she is a “modern” quilter.
Take a look?
Becca is putting together a collection of neutrals for me. And I look forward to meeting her next week some time.