Reverse Engineering

I saw this on etsy.  I really wanted something like that but right now I don’t have the inclination to spend 30 dollars on something to hold my needles. This reluctance to spend money on this particular item is due to the fact that I have a decent amount of fabric and a sewing machine. This restraint is me trying to be smarter about my craft obsessions and the money I spend on them. Huzzah! I decided to try and make one myself. I am horrible at measuring or using my imagination or working without very clear detailed instructions. To describe this task as daunting would be a bit of an understatement. I cut some of the fabric a few weeks ago but never got the burning in my loins to push ahead. Yesterday I was reading through the archives at Noodlehead, and that drove me to my sewing machine.

IMG_3921I got a pretty satisfactory result. There was a lot of stitch ripping but it worked out. My bow is way to high in its placement and nothing is measured or in equal distance from each other but it works!

If you remember I made a monstrosity of a needle holder that just wasn’t working so this will replace it.  Here is the monster below. It was way to big and the needles would fall out of it once it was folded up. I just hate wasting fabric on ill conceived ideas. Oh well.


Heres how the new one works. Its got a flap on the top that once folded down holds all your needles in safe and secure.


See the flap is now folded down yay.IMG_3929

Here it is full of the “good needles”. IMG_3944

Its folded and full of needles. Its much much smaller than the other its the size of a small hard cover book. IMG_3947It’s exactly what I wanted for my circular needles. At least until someone thinks of something better! I also have this great feeling that maybe I’m not so horrible at doing things somewhat on my own after all.




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