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Thread: Needle case simplified

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    Needle case simplified

    I thought there was a way to do the needle case without turning and just pinked edges. If you like how it looks, this is how I did it.Name:  image.jpeg
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Size:  392.4 KBI put my fabric right sides out and traced the outline for the case. I used my 1/4 inch foot to top stitch 1/4 inch in from the outline. I also cut my yellow felt out.

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    Since I had problems with the hook Velcro, I decided to put a buttonhole. If you would rather do Velcro you can. I stitched the buttonhole before using my scissors to cut out the shape slightly beyond my chalk mark. I did this because I wanted to fold up the shape and then pink the edges all at once. I did have to Name:  image.jpeg
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    I centered my felt and marked the intersections with my Frixion pen and stitched the fold lines. I then folded and ironed it into shape. When I was satisfied with the folds, I put in a pin to hold it and pinked the outer edges. I opened it up to finish the edges that are hidden when folded. Be careful Name:  image.jpeg
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    Sew on you button and it is done.
    Important Note:if you decide to do Velcro, the Velcro is sewn on BEFORE you sew on the felt.
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    That is too cute! Thanks for the tute.

    (I really didn't mean to put a cheesy rhyme in there )
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I might be a little dense, but do you need a button and a button hole if you have velcro?

    These are just way too cute and I have everything on hand. Could you use a nice thick flannel instead of the felt?

    Marcia

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    I sew with a group and I think I need to make a few of these! Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks for the tute! This is awesome!

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    I think it's really cute. And yes, you can use flannel.

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    If you decide on Velcro, you do NOT need a buttonhole and button. Flannel will work instead of felt.

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    Thanks for the tute, I bookmarked this. It is on the to-do list:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    I might be a little dense, but do you need a button and a button hole if you have velcro?
    I think she is using a button INSTEAD of velcro.

    Personally ... I like the button instead of velcro. It's a great opportunity to use a cute button.
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    Thank you! Will keep this in mind for the next quilter's group.

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    I would put a little sewing machine oil on the inside felt. That may seem strange, but I received a beautiful needle case a few years back. I noticed this year that a lot of the needles have rusted into the inside felt. I do have AC, but that happened anyway. I'm putting some oil on the padding of my case.
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    Very cute. A very long time ago, I was given one of these made completely out of felt with a button closure.

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    Thanks for the tutorial, Tartan! I too have an all-felt needle case in a folded hearts design. It was a gift from a special friend and I have used it for years. I've always thought it would be fun to make a similar one.
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    So apprapo for a cute Valentine gift! Thank you, Tartan.
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