Christmas Felt Sewing Needle Saver / Folder / Holder, Tutorial, Handmade Holiday 2010

I have had such fun making this felt sewing needle saver / folder / wrap. I thought it would be a lovely gift for someone special at Christmas time or anytime. So I thought I would share my tutorial here today. I am going to make up a few for my mom and mom-in-law and my friends at knitting group;) This is also a great activity for little ones and quite easy for them to make.

Materials I used:
Wool felt
Fleece for needle felting
Felting Needle
Felting sponge
Embroidery thread
Floral fabric
Pinking Shears

Cut out your felt piece for the outside of your wrap.
Dimensions: 6 inches x 3 inches.

I needle felted an acorn onto the front right hand side, I imagine I will add muchrooms, autumn leaves etc… to the others I am making:)

I cut out a piece of floral fabric to line my needle wrap, this should be slightly smaller than the outer piece of felt. I used my pinking shears, I love these scissors, so wonderful not to have to sew seams! Then I sewed on the fabric to the felt around its edges.

I then cut another piece of felt for the inside of the wrap, slightly smaller. This will hold your needles once your holder is finished.
4.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
Sew this piece of felt down the middle of your wrap and attach it.

Sew around the outside of your felt with blanket stitch, (my favourite stitch at the moment)!

Sew on your button on the outside.

Sew a little loop on the other side of your felt that will loop around your button to hold your needle wrap closed.

Button and loop sewn on and holding wrap closed.

And there you go, one needle saver / holder / wrap ready to hold your needles!

A close up of the lined inside fabric.

This project is lovely because you can use many of your fabric and felt scraps to finish it off. I will also be adding a few of these to my Etsy shop soon:)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Happy Sewing:)
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16 Responses to Christmas Felt Sewing Needle Saver / Folder / Holder, Tutorial, Handmade Holiday 2010

  1. gea November 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    o this is very,very nice
    i love it

    thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Forest-Dweller November 13, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    What a great gift Idea for the crafty people. I have several friends who would enjoy this.
    Thanks Linda.

  3. goldenbird November 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    Very cute!

  4. earthboysblog November 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    How very creative you are Linda, it’s beautiful.. I knitted one, hopefully i can upload the photos to have it on my blog. xxx

  5. Plain and Joyful Living November 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    So sweet Linda. Thank you. I would like to include this on the Handmade Holiday Monday post if it is ok
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  6. Kestrel November 14, 2010 at 3:09 am #

    We’re doing mostly home made gifts this year and this is a fantastic project for my ten year old – now I’m hoping there is one of these in my Christmas stocking!

  7. woolies November 14, 2010 at 4:01 am #

    Love this – need to make myself one!! Thanks!!

  8. Linda November 14, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks so much everyone! Please feel free to include this in your Monday post Tonya:)

  9. Baa-Me Kniits November 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Linda that is beautiful and I love the colour, is it some of your dye??

    I think I need to make one for myself 🙂

  10. Linda November 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Thanks so much Jenni! I bought this felt from a fibre artist in Cape Town, such a pretty colour:)

  11. Abbie November 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    So cute!
    You are so talented. Passed along a blog award to you today!

  12. moment to moment November 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Ohh this is so sweet. My needles are also getting lost, this is just the answer I needed.
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Valarie November 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    Very nice and so easy to put together. I have a sewing day coming up soon and this is going on the list.

  14. Amy November 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    This is so cute! Such a creative idea! Great gift, too!

  15. Hopewell Creek Designs November 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    Oh so cute. I especially have apassion for acorns.What a clever idea!

  16. Rachel November 23, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    Brilliant! You are so much like Kristen in that your brain is always creating. I’m a thief. I do from everyone elses creativity. How do you come up with all of this stuff?? So cute! And so helpful as I am always sticking my needles in furniture or where ever I am working. 😀

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