On April 14’s Time Out I showed how to make these way-cute needle caddies…
Click here to find the pattern with the templates.
Suzanne Rettler emailed yesterday with photos and a story. I am impressed!
I really loved your needle keeper video. Thanks for sharing that pattern. Are you interested in what people do with it? I knew I didn’t want to attempt the scalloped one, so I made the pointy one and it works great.
But that scalloped one was just so darn cute, looking like a heart when closed, and a flower when open. I tried one- not so good. Then I tried putting it in my embroidery machine- much better, but the opening where I turned it was still an embarrassment. So I added a tab at the top, and left that open for turning. (A straight line! Yay). But I made the tab too narrow, and couldn’t turn it right side out. Duh.
I’ve seen versions of this style of needle caddy with a tab and it does work. You can use velcro or a snap to make it stay closed.
Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing your sewing adventure! I love seeing what you all make and I know others do as well :-).
It’s like you’re a mind reader. I was just searching yesterday for a pattern to make myself a new one.
🙂 I love it when that happens.
These are so cute! i have one that was a gift and I love it. It will be so great to be able to make some as gifts for my sister and sewing friends.
Would love to try the Wonderfil Perle threads