Today, I’ll show you how to make another sewing/needle case using more fusible scraps. This time, I’ll be adding some storage pockets for scissors, thimbles and other sewing tools.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 7½” x 11½” piece of HeatnBond heavy, non-woven fusible interfacing
- (1) 12½” x 8½” piece of fabric for inside of needle case
- (1) 4″ x 11″ piece of fabric for pocket
- (1) 8″ x 5″ piece of wool or felt. I cut this using the Olfa wave blade on my Komfort Kut rotary cutter for a decorative edge.
- scraps of fabric that have been backed with HeatnBond featherlight fusible web
I had one piece of fabric without fusible web, so I used some Mary Ellen’s Best Press to add body to the fabric. The new Best Press spray and misting bottle is easy to fill and gives a consistent, non-drip spray of extra fine mist.
I wanted to use my fusible shapes just as they were, as much as possible. Your arrangement of fabric crumbs will be different of course, but just use what you have.
- Press the shapes onto the fusible interfacing and stitch around the raw edges. I used two different colors of Sulky variegated thread.
- Trim so the front of your needle case is 7″ x 11″. I used my Olfa frosted 12½” square ruler for this step. I can cut any size square up to 12½” with it, and I love the non-slip finish on this ruler!
- Fold the 4″ x 11″ pocket piece in half, right sides together, to make a 4″ x 5½” rectangle.
- Stitch down the long sides.
- Turn right side out and press. I stitched 1½” from one folded edge to divide the pocket into 2 sections, but this is optional.
Be sure to come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to finish up this little sewing/needle case!
This is part 4 of 5 in this series
Go back to part 3: Crumb quilting makes a spectacular needle case!