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July 27, 2014

Fold-up Fabric Needle Holder


Is this thing darling, or what??

I don't know about you, but I'm always digging around in my sewing box for a needle.  Ripped seam, popped button, (heaven forbid I actually have to hand sew something, but it happens.  I do so love my sewing machine...).

My needles are usually on my magnetic pin cushion, but they are hard to find (insert joke about needle in a haystack) and I'd rather have the needles in their own, designated place.  

I first saw one of these types of needle holders at my friend's house.  She's had it for a while, and loves hers!  I made myself a pattern, and it was a fun project.  


To begin, click this link to find the pattern shape.

Using the larger shape, you'll need to trace and cut out 2 pieces of fabric.  One of them should have fusible batting, interfacing or fusible fleece ironed to the back.

Using the smaller shape, trace and cut a piece out of felt.



Sew the two large pieces, right sides together, with 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Leave a 2 inch hole along the side of the tab or opposite end for turning.  Clip all the corners and curves before turning.


Turn right side out, and make sure to carefully push out all the turns.  Iron nice and flat.  Top stitch with 1/8" to 1/4" seam allowance.  Make sure to fold under the opening you used for turning, and catch it in the top stitch, so there is no longer a hole.


Next, you need to sew the smaller, felt flower shape down.
To easily know where I was sewing the felt down, I used a disappearing ink fabric pen (or a really light pencil mark would work) and a ruler to make lines between opposite inward points (see below).


Center the felt, sew along those lines from inward point strait across to opposite inward point.  Back stitch at the ends to secure.

Next, in order to make it fold properly I ironed the folds.  This really helped me when trying to make that nice folded shape at the end.  If you start by placing the tab up, fold the flower shape diagonally to one side and iron, and then fold it diagonally the other way and iron.  It will be folded along the sewn lines when done this way.


Then, fold it backward along the middle, as you see below, and press with your fingers.  Depending on the kind of felt you use, you may not want to iron it.  Some felt I have purchased off the roll will melt if ironed!





Once everything was tucking in where it was supposed to, I ironed it again very well to reinforce the way it should fold.

For the closure, I used a sewed a small piece of Velcro to the end of the tab (again, used what I had on hand!), and the matching piece of Velcro on the other side of the holder.  Then, I sewed a decorative button on the back of the tab.  You could even use a functioning button with a button hole if you don't have Velcro handy...


Awesome!  Now, I have this great fabric needle holder - with the needles securely in the felt, no lost needles because it folds it up into a cute little bundle for safekeeping.  
This is such a quick project, you'll want to make a few for your friends.  And they will love them too!


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90 comments:

  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!
    Nurdan from Hug-a-Bit Quilts

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  2. Thank you for the great tutorial!

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  3. Precioso. Gracias por compartirlo. Un saludo. Adela.
    www.adela-mi-rinconcito.blogspot.com

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  4. I think these are great ideas for Christmas gifts. And at the speed I get projects accomplished...winter should be done in summer and vice-versa :)

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  5. Like this idea. I will make them to put into operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Great for the ,10 to14 year old boxes.

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    1. I was just thinking the same thing that these would be great for OCC teen kids boxes!

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  6. I can remember my mum having one of these when I was a kid... Thanks for the tute

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  7. Thanks for the fab tute, I can remember seeing these in my mum's sewing stuff years ago. This will make a great gift for sewing friends.

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  8. Love it Can't find where toemail you from my phone though. Can you email me the pattern please. Geezbees75 at Gmail dot com.

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  9. great idea. was trying to come up with an idea for the goody bags my guild makes for our annual retreat and this is going to be it... but instead of sewing and turning, I am going to pink the edges and do it that way... less work when you have to make 25, thanks for the idea

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  10. So cute!!! And a great Idea, I will try to do
    Thanks to share

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  11. Could you please email me the pattern. Lryan133@yahoo.com

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  12. Could I have the pattern please
    shwill2432@aol.com

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  13. This looks great, so cute! I was looking for a tutorial for a needle book and this looks perfect.

    I am going to email you at craftyladylindsay at gmail.com as on your About Me page (posting that here as it's easier for others to find)

    Thanks! xx

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  14. Someone gave me one like this and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. would love to have this pattern please....e-mail smokey.50@live.ca thank you


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    1. Received the pattern...thank you very much...

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  16. Would love the pattern but cannot find an email to send you the request. woocorner123@gmail.com

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  17. Hola me encantó el porta agujas... podrías enviarme el patron... un saludo afectuoso desde CostaRica..
    Mi correo es: nanica@racsa.co.cr o nanicave@hotmail.com

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  18. Would love to have the pattern ? But cant find your email ????

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  19. I would love a copy of your platter please. Email is seamstress.suzi@gmail.com

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  21. Would love the pattern. would you email it to me please? thank you!

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  22. These will make beautiful Christmas gifts. May I please have a copy of the pattern noodlethestaffy@gmail.com

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  23. May I please have this pattern? Thank you!
    cardsbycarla@gmail.com

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  24. May I have a copy of this pattern, quilter.maw@sbcglobal.net Thank you.

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  25. I'm trying to get organized in my sewing area. I think this will be a great help! I also love how it folds up so cute :) please email the pattern to me at kfloren63@gmail.com

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  26. me encantaria tener este patron. podria enviarmelo a "sierra.gnr@gmail.com". Gracias

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  28. Would love the pattern but cannot find an email to send you the request. Could you send me one at raverlygirl at yahoo .com thanks

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  29. so lovely!!! i would love the pattern and make som for christmas presents! can you please mail me the pattern? nicoleheuten@hotmail.com thank you so much!

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  30. Would like to have this pattern for the heart shape needle holder. Great stocking stuffer. bwabit@hughes.net

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  31. Oh its sooo lovely. Is it possible to get the pattern - this would be a very lovely quick x-mas present.
    Thank you so much. Luv Anke
    made-by-anke@gmx.de

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  32. I love the heart shape of this. Would you please send me the pattern so I can make several for next Christmas? Thank you for the tutorial! donnak279@gmail.com

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  33. I really love this!! Would you please send me the pattern? I am really trying to get things organized and find ways to take things on the go too. This would be perfect for me! Thank you so much!

    Perkolady4@yahoo.com

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  34. Wow! I LoVe the needle holder and would love for you to email me the pattern at ...
    lmdesjardine@aol.com. I just love yours! It is so nice to know where those sharp little things are.it does hurt when you " find" them the hard/hurt way :( ouch!) thanks for posting your creativeness!
    Have a great day....Marg.

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  35. I would love to have a copy of the pattern. My email is acrindewitt@gmail.com Thank you and God bless

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  36. Would love to have the needle holder pattern. Thanks for the tutorial!
    dqlts@hotmail.com

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  37. Can you send me the pattern? I want to make one for my sister for her quilting needles.
    hannahlemasters@gmail.com

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    1. could you please send me the pattern. I love this conlon01@optusnet.com.au

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  38. Really cute idea!! Could I please get the pattern for your Fold-Up Needle Holder? Thank you. patricialyn@sbcglobal.net

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  39. Can you please email me the pattern at donnajohnson378@gmail.com. Thanks a bunch :)

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  40. Es precioso! Me puede enviar el patron a alejandralombardods@gmail.com ? Muchas gracias :)

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  41. Hi could i please have a copy of the pattern. My emal is mrszoates@gmail.com thank you. Love and light. X

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  42. Hi could i please have a copy of the pattern. My emal is mrszoates@gmail.com thank you. Love and light. X

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  43. Hi could i please have a copy of the pattern. My emal is mrszoates@gmail.com thank you. Love and light. X

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  44. Just found this great project.I would also love a copy of the pattern. mammamia@live.com

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  45. Lovely it would be great to have a copy of your pattern please. mardaville@btinternet.com
    Thanks x

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  46. Just love this idea! I would love to have a copy of your pattern. Thanks in advance! E-mail: terry.hernandez@comcast.net

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  47. I would love to have a copy of the pattern. I am making goodie bags for a Widows Group for next month and would love to include these. Thanks!! My email is: darrossi@yahoo.com

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  48. Hi
    Thanks so much for your tutorial.I too would love a copy of your pattern,shall be making them to put into Santa shoeboxes.
    My email is m.a.tobin7@bigpond.com
    Kind regards
    Margie T

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  49. Hi! Such a pretty project!!! I would love to have the pattern.
    My email is janiebp1@aol.com

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  50. Would you kindly send me the pattern you used for the lovely fold-up-fabric needle holder: farkasw@cox.net Thanks!

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  51. I really like your pin/needle holder and would like a copy of your pattern. I couldn't find your e-mail address on your blog. Could you send that to me please...Barbara

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      Email me at craftyladylindsay@gmail.com and I'll get it to you.
      Thanks!
      Lindsay

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  52. liddy1@live.ca
    Can I have the pattern please? i would love to try this. Thanks

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  53. Can I have the pattern of Fold up fabric needle holder?
    And may I say your ideas and work are beautiful.
    jfjj1@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  54. This is so cute! Would you please email me the pattern? nika100@rocketmail.com
    thank you so much

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  55. I love it! Would you please email me the pattern? jtpalp@comcast.net
    Thank you so much

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  56. Hello,
    This is so pretty. May I have the pattern please?
    aldi0@live.com

    Thank you very much for this beautiful addition.

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    1. May I have your needle holder pattern please.
      Jannel James. Janneljames8@gmail.com

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    2. May I have your needle holder pattern please.
      Jannel James. Janneljames8@gmail.com

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  57. Hi there, I would love to have your pattern too please.
    kaysolomon@hotmail.co.nz Thank you :)

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  58. Hello ! I really want to do the same. Could you, please, send me the pattern at micnoe@hotmail.fr
    Thank you very much for the explanations.

    Noémie

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  59. This is lovely, and would be so handy. May I have the pattern please, if it's still available. To pbnana310@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  60. This is lovely, and would be so handy. May I have the pattern please, if it's still available. To pbnana310@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  61. I to would love your pattern if still available. I would love to make a few for Christmas gifts. I enjoy your post and blogs. Thanks for always sharing. nancyks@comporium.net

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  62. I to would love your pattern if still available. I would love to make a few for Christmas gifts. I enjoy your post and blogs. Thanks for always sharing. nancyks@comporium.net

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  63. Precioso, me gustaria recibir el molde racostatoscano@gmail.com

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  64. Hi Lindsay, Thanks for sending me the needle case template. Have just made one up and it was so easy to do and looks great. Thank you for sharing. Pat

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  65. Please could I request a copy of the shape? My email is debbiejjones37@googlemail.com

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  66. Please could you e-mail me a copy of your pattern too :) thank you
    angiemsims@live.co.uk

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  67. Can you please email me a copy of your pattern too! Thank you
    mjbhome@hotmail.com

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  68. Hello , not sure if my last message got through ? I would really love to make one of these cute " fold up needle holders " .....please could I have a copy of the pattern ? :)

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    1. Hi Daisy Debs. Can you send me your email address? I'll email you over the pattern.
      Thanks,
      Lindsay

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  69. Could you please e-mail the pattern jamjohnston@msn.com thanks

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    1. I just received the pattern. Thank you so much for your prompt response. It's going to be a fun gift for friends and family.

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  70. I would love your pattern if you are happy to send it to me - katie.glass@hotmail.co.uk
    Many thanks

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  71. HI! I'd love to have the pattern too. Too cute. :)
    Thank you so much!

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  72. Hello, I would also love to have the pattern. I actually have one I purchased and could make it from the one I have but would like an actual pattern if you have one. Please send it to goatlady62.bl@gmail.com.

    Thank you,

    Becky

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  73. These are so cute would you mind emailing me the pattern. I need small little projects to keep me busy this winter. freemans8081@gmail.com

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  74. I would love to have the heart shape pattern. a friend and i use different lengths of needles and would be a great place to store all our needles. please send it to joycefalgout@gmail.com
    thank you joyce

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  75. I would like your pattern for making this needle holder! I couldn't find your email so would you email me? paclements55@gmail.com

    Thank you.

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  76. Love his idea can you please send me a pattern yjarvis12@gmail.com thank you so much

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  77. Hi, That's lovely. Could you email me the pattern. I know it's a post from a long time ago but thought I would chance
    my luck and ask anyway. puffling17@gmail.com.
    Thanks
    Gwen

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  78. Hi There,
    Would you please email me the pattern for the fold up needle case. Very much appreciated. kimdawson@iinet.net.au.

    Thankyou Kim

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  79. Thank you very much, I made the case and I love it!

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