If you have a lot of hand sewing needles, you may have the same problems that I have. It will be dumped into a small plastic box and you will have difficulty finding the right needle for your projects without wasting a lot of time. And after some time rust can take hold of them, one by one. Then that is the beginning of the end. All of your needles are finished
Sometimes they are so jumbled, without any order that it will literally be “finding needle in a haystack”.
These problems can be easily solved by using a needle book. Making one is very easy. You just need a rectangular piece of felt.
Felt is the best fabric for making a needle book. The needle just sink into the soft matty felt fabric; And the needles can be kept apart inside the needle book, safe and clean.
How to make this needle book.
Cut out a felt piece 11 inches by 8 inches. Ensure that it is perfectly squared at the corners and the cutting is accurate and there is no stretching at all.
First fold it into 4 vertical divisions. Then fold by the horizontal central line. You are doing this to get the lines. You can mark with a chalk also.
Now slash through the central line from point A to B.
Fold the felt by the horizontal line.
You will get the felt like the picture above .
Now fold it in this manner.
Fold all the felt folds together to either sides to make the book leaves.
Fold again by the middle to make the book.
Now use craft glue/ fabric glue inside the pages to keep them attached.
Use a small piece of thin ribbon to make a loop, at the center of the back of the book.
Attach corresponding button on the front of your needle book.
Can anything be simpler than this.
You can add any embellishment you want on the front of the book. Stitch simple ribbon flowers or sew pretty buttons, attach sequins or stitch cute bead embroidery flower motifs – you have many choices.
You can keep a lot of needles in this book.
And some more!
Every one of my needles is neatly and safely pinned inside my 10-minute sewing project Needle book.
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Updated on October 3, 2022 by Sarina Tariq
This is craft felt – but it is those unfortunate not to have wool felt who use craft felt 🙂
Would it be best to make this needle book with real wool felt, or is acrylic felt suitable?