Friday, August 22, 2014

Needle Books

A while back my friend Jolee gave me a small piece of her grandmother's fabric. She was cleaning out her mother's attic and found some beautiful old fabric belonging to her grandmother. After a lot of persuasion she convinced her mother to give her the lot. She was showing it off and let me take a cute navy, floral print. It was only about 5 inches by 3 inches. I decided to make her a needle book and give the scrap back (well kinda).  And ... if I was already making one might as well make two more!  So small but they take, forever.  


I drew up this one for myself ... loved the strawberry and the alphabet was impromptu change in my plan but I really like how it turned out.


This was supposed to be a "spare" to have just in case. I showed one of my friends the covers she really liked this one.  She doesn't know this yet but this one will be going to her!


Here is Jolee's needle book, the navy print for the binding is her grandmother's fabric. As I was looking for scraps the red made the navy pop so I went with it and put a heart to tie in the red theme. Hopefully, she likes this one!   



The centers for each book are yet to be completed.  They are made from a sheet of wool felt and I usually put some cute pins, buttons, needles (obviously), and tags. Maybe later this week the rest will get finished. If you want to make your own the tutorial is at Nana Company

Sew long for now, 
Patch & Chels



13 comments:

  1. Super cute needlebook covers!

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  2. Cute little books! I'm sure your friend will appreciate you re-gifting her grandmother's scrap... since it's coming back to her!

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  3. Those are so cute and a great way to give something back to remember her grandma, even if it's a tiny piece of fabric. Thanks for the link to the tutorial as well.

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  4. Aaaahh these are the cutest little needle books I've ever seen! That smiley strawberry makes me feel so happy!

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  5. Cute needlebooks, how great to upcycle that vintage fabric too!

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  6. These are just so amazingly adorable. My little homemade needle books are now feeling inadequate. :)

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  7. I love the strawberry needlebook, but I just fall in love with the navy fabric.

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  8. very cute! I love making needle books too :-)

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  9. I can't pick a favorite - they are all so pretty and unique!
    How sweet that you made your friend one out of her Grandma's material. She will be so touched!

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  10. Gorgeous needle books ... love them all!

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  11. These are so stinkin cute! Oh my gosh, I wish I had time to make everything.

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  12. I love these!! So creative and Cute!!

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