Sunday, June 9, 2013

Easy Peasy Needle Case

How adorable is this little needle card?! My mom saw a picture of it through one of my links to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and mentioned that she would like for me to print one for her, you go, Mom!

This image is part of the Sewing Ephemera set offered by Crafty Secrets. You can find links to their online store at their blog. I won the whole sewing themed set in a giveaway! Sandy has lots of those! 
I printed two copies of the image on a sheet of 8.5 x 11 heavy white cardstock, then cut them out and scored the fold lines. When it's all closed up it's about 2.75 x 3.5 inches.

Can you see the tiny button in the middle of the bluebird's head on the bottom half? That's a brad that I put there to work as a closure. The little flap up at the top will slide under it. The legs of the brad show right now, but they're about to get covered up....

I cut a piece of kraft paper about 2.5 x 3.25 (just smaller than the folded card) and ran a line of adhesive along the bottom. It will hold the needles, so you only want one edge glued down.
(See--the legs of the brad are under the kraft paper.)

When it's all folded, the little button brad holds the flap very securely. You could also tie it closed with string or use a string and button/brad combination. It might even stay closed just by tucking the flap into the top, but I liked the little brad. :) 
Pretty easy, right?! I'm sure you know a seamstress, quilter, or cross-stitcher who would love to keep her needles in an adorable little case like this. If you're not crazy about the image on this one, you could make one out of any cardstock. But how could you not like this one?! If you print it the same dimensions I did it will be just the right size to hold a gift card to your needle crafter's favorite fabric/craft store! 
That's it for tonight! Now I'm headed over to put this up in the Heartwarming Vintage Linky Party. Have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. How adorable is that! Would make a lovely gift too.