Friday, February 6, 2009

Needle case

I made this needle case from a doily, it is a 9" circle. I just folded it in half to make the out side of the case. The crocheted lace was already on it I just wove the ribbon thru the loops and tied a bow. Then I made the material for the hearts by quilting together lots of pink fabrics, and then machine quilting them. I added vintage buttons on the hearts and at the base of the bow. On the back I did some embroidery to hold it all together. I used a chain stitch.

I made two pages of a felt type fabric for the needles and what ever else you might need,and secured the largest one with some french knots on either side.



Here is the detail of the rayon seam binding I attached down the center. I did the feather stitch in pale green embroidery thread and the french knots in pink. This added detail is the best part I think.

It was a fun and easy project. It would make a great gift to a sewer, or just something cute to sit on a vanity table to hold safety pins or even jewelry. TTFN

20 comments:

Tracy said...

Lovely!

Denise Elizabeth -HopeTreeStudio- said...

Hi Thanks for the comment on my blog lovely project. Denise

Dresden Plate said...

I think that is such a good idea, and so attractive!
I remember learning to do chain stitch at school! I dont think I was ever very good at it, but yours looks great!

Sheila said...

OH that is so lovely, I am going to have to remember to make me one like that. splendid idea...

The sewing room said...

What a pretty project i keep meaning to make myself a needle holder you might just have spurred me on thankyou. Have a great weekend best wishes Pat

Out Back said...

What a lovely gift idea for myself or someone special.

Thanks for sharing the "needle case" with us.

Weather here today is 47C (116.6F).

Tania

Just be happy! said...

this is adorable!

prof en retraite said...

This is so beautiufl! I am amazed at the amount of handwork that went into it. You are so talented!...Debbie

Sheila said...

Hello Wanda, thanks for the compliment on the hat.. I said i hope i remember to make the needle holder as i am moving, and in all that i hope to get back to my life when done.. So i hope i will remember to do it after the move.. I hope, I hope, I hope..

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Hi Wanda, thankyou for your visit to my blog. Feb 7 was a very black day for us in Victoria. So many terrible bushfires and misery. I hope to never see day like it again.
On a brighter and happier note - what a sweet idea for a doily! You could use any type couldn't you. perhaps a vintage one with pretty embroidery. Just lovely!
Very best wishes, Irene :)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Very lovely--I love all the wonderful details! Needlebooks are a wonderful way of adding pleasure to your everyday life--and this one is sure to do that!
Smiles, Karen

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Wanda,
I'm so glad you stopped by! Thank you for the nice comments.

I LOVE this pretty needle case! Such a fun project. One day I'll have to learn how to embroider. Those little extra details make a world of difference.

Kimberly :)

The Willow Rose said...

This is a great blog. Love your ideas....Thanks for the comment on my blog.

yippeevintage said...

Hi Wanda ~

Thank you for stopping by my blog :) Yours is beautiful! I love the English roses on your banner... they're my favorites.

Your needle case is gorgeous... the attention to detail is lovely and the quilted hearts are so sweet!

~ Angela

The Whispering Poppies said...

Good morning, Wanda! You won my 3rd prize (surprise) OWOH giveaway on my blog! Please visit my blog and leave a comment on my most recent post with your email address (I won't publish your comment), and I will contact you. Congratulations! =)

Kayla said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just love this project! I am in love with hand crocheted lace. Adorable!

The Vintage Rose said...

hi there thanks for visiting my blog. I think the needle book is beautiful!

Pearl Maple said...

That is a lovely needle case. Today's world has gotten all too full of hurry scurry and we need to take the time to make our every day items more beautiful.

blueberries in the fields said...

hello Wanda, your needlecase is really lovely. Thanks for dropping by and so sorry if i do not visit so often. I have been neglecting myblog andblogging friends lately,but i should try and visitmore often.
have a nice happy valentine !

Tina- said...

that is a nice way to reuse a doily.