Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Memoranda NeedleCase and Pin Cushion

Hello friends! Today I have another sewing project using the Memoranda fabric by Tim Holtz. This cute little NeedleCase was fun and easy to make and I love having a place to hold pins and needles when I'm hand sewing.

I think the Memoranda collection is the perfect fabric for this charming NeedleCase.

Fabric Requirements:
                          A Memoranda From Camden PWTH092MULTI 1/4 yard (22.86cm)
                          B  Memoranda Franc PWTH098GOLD 1/8 yard (11.43cm)
                          C Memoranda Chrysanthemum PWTH093MULTI 1/8 yard (11.43cm)
                          D Provisions Crimson PWTH115CRIM    1/8 yard (11.43cm)

Additional Requirements:
Sewing Machine
100% Cotton Thread
1/4 yard (22.86cm) Fusible Woven Interfacing (light weight)
1/2 yard (45.72cm) Lace 
3 Buttons (small)
Pearl Cotton - Red 
Felt Sheets - 2 colors (cream and blue)

Fabric A, cut:
1 - 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” (5.089 x 16.51cm) 
1 - 6 1/2 X 5” (16.51 x 12.70cm)
 1 - 1 3/8” x 1 3/8” (3.49 x 3.49cm) 
Fabric B, cut:
1 - 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” (5.089 x 16.51cm)
Fabric C, cut:
(1) 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” (5.09 x 16.51cm)
Fabric D, cut:
1 - 1” x 20” (2.54 x 50.80cm) 
1 - Heart Template 
1 - 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” (3.81 x 3.81cm)
Felt (cream), cut: 
1 - 6 1/2 X 5” (16.51 x 12.70cm) (batting)
2 - 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” (13.97 x 10.80cm)
Felt (blue), cut:
1 - 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” (13.97 x 10.80cm)
(2) 6 1/2 X 5” (16.51 x 12.70cm)

Sew fabric strips together as shown and press seams open. 

Iron interfacing to the wrong side of the sewn piece from above and the inside piece of the NeedleCase. 

Decorate the outside by sewing lace on with your machine. 
Hand sew patches and heart on with red Pearl Cotton thread. 

Add detail stitching and buttons using red Pearl Cotton. 

To create the tie fold fabric in half lengthwise and press, open and then fold edges to center fold line and press again.

Fold in half and sew along the edge of the strip, cut in half at a diagonal and pin to the center of the needle case. 

Layer NeedleCase pieces RST (right sides together), add felt layer and pin in place. Sew layers together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2” opening for turning. 

Clip corners, turn RSO (right sides out) and press. 

Top stitch around all sides close to the edge. 

Position felt pieces in the center inside of the NeedleCase and draw a faint line down the center and sew on line to hold felt. 

Inside there is lots of room to store needles and pins. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Redanne said...

The Memoranda fabric was just the perfect choice Richele, your needlecase is beautiful, I really love those pops of red! Thank you too for sharing the instructions. Anne xx

Roxanne said...

What a beautiful needlebook. Love the fabric and embellishments you worked in. TFS!

Annette Green said...

I love small projects like this and yours is adorable! Thanks for sharing this easy and useful tutorial!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You are fabulous...funtional sewing art!!!

Art By Wanda said...

With such a wonderful case a person could think about maybe doing some hand sewing... maybe :-) It's beautiful!!!!

Pattie said...

This is so cute. I am not really a fabric arts crafter, but I think I can make this for my friends who are. Your directions and photos are so clear.