I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have had the urge to re-organize my painting, etc studio. This entails going through 23 drawers, file cabinets, work table, etc. I empty each drawer and start all over. At this rate I should be done next Dec. just in time to start all over. LOL!!!! Somebody HELP ME. What was I thinking. I am such a pack rat. But I am determined. Anyway I did break away (literally) to make some needle cases this weekend. Plus a decoupage project was started. But I digress....
The needle case was made of silk dupioni and felt for the cover.
It is folded in half in photo.
The color is not that wild, I do believe my flash went off. Sorry. I lined the silk with a lite pellon interfacing and sewed around the edges as silk dupioni likes to fray. I then added some lace and a cut out felt heart.
I then did my embellishing with silk ribbon embroidery, a charm and crazy quilt stitching. Charm was added at the end. On the inside fabric on the right side I added the felt layers for the needles. Fold your fabric in half right sides together, then open and place felt on the lower half .I then layed the batting ( I used Cotton) the inside fabric (which I used a coordinating cotton print), and the cover fabric (silk dupioni) right sides together. Plus I added 2 pcs. of two sided satin ribbon for the ties. Take your time on this process, making sure you are laying them right. I call this thinking backwards. Imagine turning right side out, are the layers in the correct order. Doing this saves a lot of frustration later. ( I know ;-0 ) Remember the ribbon is all tucked inside with just the ends sticking out. Be careful to try and keep the ribbon in the center. Then sew around the edge, leaving a opening for turning. Clip corners and turn out. Press. Sew opening closed. Now you have a sweet needle case, just the right size.
This case is for a friend, so her name is embroidered on it. Now back to re-organizing. :-( !! Have a great day!!!!