Friday, February 25, 2011
Handy Needle Books
Whenever I go away on vacation, I bring along a hand-stitching project (e.g. these puppets were made on a vacation as was much of this table runner). So I absolutely love this needle book my pal gave me for Christmas. The needle book is loosely based on a project found in Ruth Singer's The Sewing Bible (an excellent resource). (Fabric Michael Miller, Birds of Norway one of my favourite fabrics).
If you want to make a needle book, Tip Nut has a super duper round up here. The next needle book I plan to make will be Ever Kelly's needle case. This case is unique as it has dedicated storage for embroidery scissors and very stylish twill tape labels.
Martha Stewart has tutorial for a basic felt needle book here and in Emma Hardy's new book, "Sewing for Children" (p. 82) there are instructions for a needle book that a child who is learning to sew could make.
You can also embellish your needle book to make it extra special. Sandi over at Embroideroo has a project in Creating Country Threads magazine which makes me smile. Other examples using embroidery on the cover, here and here.
Do you carry a needle book? I would love to see it! Feel free to include a link in the comments.
Have a great weekend and be sure to check out all the great projects at Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party.