I love how crafting is such a fun outlet for my creative expression. I love it even more when it also serves as an expression of my problem-solving skills!
There was a great deal on Amazon for 75 double point needles (15 5-needle sets in various sizes) for $15, and I jumped on it! Now I’m not a sock knitter, but I do love to knit toys, and I mostly use double-points when making my plushy friends.
But how was I going to store 75 needles in an organized way? I looked at ready made cases, but I wanted something that would definitely house ALL of my double points, and have some more fashion flair than the solid color cases I was mostly coming across.
I browsed the fabric store and came across these gems! I loved the little pink buttons on the corduroy for the outside of the case, and the vibrancy of the pink fabric for the inside.
First, I laid out all of my needles on a piece of poster paper to create a template for my fabric.
For the corduroy, first I ironed some fusible interfacing to give it some more structure and strength. Then I sewed the pink lining to the outer corduroy fabric.
Next: the pockets! I traced another template out of paper, and used it to cut fabric that I folded over for a two-layer piece. I sewed up the open ends, turned them inside out, and pressed the seams flat.
Then I sewed the pockets to the lining, customizing the fit for each set of needles. Afterwards, I sewed the bottoms of the pockets closed. I also sewed a white felt panel to both ends to keep the needles from spilling out from the case.
Lastly, I sewed a length of pink bias tape for a super-simple and easy fastener. Voila!
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