Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On Pins and Needles

It so rarely happens these days that I use a fabric within the week of buying it (no comment on my fabric buying habits!).  But this time I did.  I cut into some of the fun Echino fabric I just got and some Melody Miller fabric for a gift for a pal of mine.  There's nothing like making a gift for a sewing friend who shares your love of fabric to make you break out the good stuff!


Needle Book




My attempts to make a small gift always end up meaning small but DETAILED.  lol  And here's another gift that I seriously want to keep for myself.  Partly because I love it and partly because I actually need one of these:  a needle book!   I was heavily inspired by a tutorial I saw posted the other day on Sew Mama Sew, by NanaCompany.  My aesthetic is a bit different than hers but I liked some of the detailing I saw and it gave me a place to start.  I ended up using all of my own dimensions and construction but that needle book certainly sent me on my way.


Needle book interior



Filled with pages for multiple kinds of needles and a cute loop and button holder to keep it shut, this is a needle book that any cool, hip quilter would be happy to own.  And it's so fun to personalize these for the person you are making them for.  My friend loves Japanese fabrics, clean patchwork and awesome details.  So hopefully this is one handmade gift that she will love and use often!


Needle Book Collage



A very happy birthday to ..... ?  (oh you know who you are!)



23 comments:

  1. Me right? There is just enough time for you to pop it in the mail and it should be here in time. I know, I know it's not for me though...your friend will love it!

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  2. Lucky friend! I have some of that fabric on order and it sure was hard to find! Hope I have enough left over to do a needlecase too!

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  3. Tks for the link and idea for a gift. Just in time for xmas!!

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  4. This needle book is so cute! The Echino print with the deer is one of my faves this year!

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  5. I love your version of the needle book it makes me want to make one! I think I know who you're making this for because I just found out we share the same birthday on the 16th. Of course there are so many creative scorpios in the fabric world I am sure it could be for a few different people.

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  6. You and your buying habits *made* me grab some of that Echino a couple of days ago too - ahem! Still, fab wee needle book :oD

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  7. I received a needle book as a gift a few years ago and it goes everywhere with me now :). They make such lovely gifts! Cute fabric.

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  8. just too darling :) She will LOVE it!!

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  9. You need to start following the "one for her, one for me" policy. Assembly line sew, Angela!

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  10. If ever I was tempted to say "it must've gotten lost in the mail" this is it!!

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  11. Please please please be my birthday present....* crosses fingers*

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  12. O my..this so cute.. Its also a great spare gift that can be just kept for any special time for sewing/quilty friends too..wanna make one..

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  13. it is absolutely gorgeous
    !!! Ach..I wish it was my birthday.....

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  14. So beautiful! I love your funny fabric and all the cute little details!

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  16. This is the cutest gift ides..Love the fabric used....
    Details are wonderful..Will you share the pattern?

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  17. It's adorable! what a great sewing-friend gift.

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  18. Love it. I love that fabric you used for the outside. I've seen these before, but not with all the cute embleshiments on the inside. Cute!

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  19. So so cute...I must make one! Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  20. Damn! Why can't it be my birthday?!?!?!? This is so cute!

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