Hello, my crafty friends! I am excited to release this new pattern, the Winnie needle book. It is one of two projects I have made in collaboration with modes4U.com for Mother’s Day. You can read the whole story on their blog 😉 (CLICK HERE).
Winnie needle book is a fantastic fabric scrap buster and the ideal project to level up your bias binding sewing skills. But don’t let this scare you! Even if you are a newbie, you can give it a try. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Winnie needle book is perfect to store all sewing essentials handy in one place. It fits nicely in a handbag, so it is ideal for crafting on the go or as an emergency mending kit!
Winnie is securely closed with a magnetic snap and features various slip pockets and a pocket with a flap, so there is plenty of room to keep a spool of thread, a pair of scissors, a thimble, a seam ripper, safety pins, a tape measure and so much more. The front cover is gently padded, so it can also be used as a pincushion.
The inside “pages” are cut from felt, which is ideal to store needles or pins. You can decorate them with a contrasting fabric patch, vintage ribbon, buttons or lace. The outside edge is finished with a bias binding, but some of my testers have used a double-folded elastic. I haven’t tried it, but they swear by it 😉
You will need the following list of supplies:
Height / Width
- 30 cm / 55 cm (11 3⁄4” / 21 5⁄8”) External fabric: cotton canvas, linen, quilting cotton etc.
- 30 cm / 55 cm (11 3⁄4” / 21 5⁄8”) Lining fabric: quilting cotton, linen etc.
- 12 cm / 36 cm (4 3⁄4” / 12 5⁄8”) Felt fabric
- 15 cm / 50 cm (6” / 19 3⁄4”) Fusible fleece: Vilene H640, HeatNBond etc.
- 60 cm / 55 cm (57” / 35 1⁄2”) Woven interfacing: Pellon SF101, Wovenfuse, G700 etc.
- 18 mm single fold bias binding x 1.2 m (1.35 yd)
- 14 mm or 18 mm (1⁄2” or 3⁄4”) Magnetic snap x 2
- Multi-surface glue, fray check glue (optional)
Winnie can be used not only as an adorable and functional travel sewing kit but also as a mini first aid case or a manicure pouch.
It would make a lovely gift for someone special!
It comes together very quickly, so why not make a few and fill up your craft stall at the local market! After all, you probably have enough of scraps, and in place of magnetic snaps, you can use Kam snaps, or add an elastic loop and a button.
Finished measurements: Height / Width / Depth
15 cm / 13 cm / 2 cm (6” / 5 1⁄4” / 3⁄4”)
Skill level: Confident beginner
I’ve created a detailed video tutorial for this pattern, so you can watch it alongside the pattern instructions, or just to find out if this is the right sewing project for you.
Winnie needle book pattern is available in the shop now. The pattern is on sale for the first 48 hours, so make sure to get your copy!
Show me your love by sharing your creations in Allsewpetite – makers group on Facebook or tag me @allsewpetite on Instagram and Facebook! In the meantime have a look at all creations that my pattern testers made. They are absolutely beautiful!
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