After inheriting my Nanna’s Knitting Needles (and soooo much more), I had to go through them and check what I had double, and which I was keeping. There were 100’s…. so after finalising what I was keeping, I needed an easier way to store – and find! – them. I did not use a pattern for this, but sewed it together adhoc.
– Fabric & matching thread
– Fleece interfacing (optional: I used Heat N Bond Fusible)
– Ribbon / fabric for fastening
– Bias binding (or make fabric binding to match)
NB: this is a large case for LOTS of LONG needles, length and width can be altered as you require.
– Fabric: 52cm x 92cm
– Fleece interfacing: 52cm x 92cm – Ribbon OR make Fabric tie for fastening (see below) – length required to be measured at the end.
– Bias Binding (see below) – length required to be measured at the end.
Step 1: Interfacing (Optional)
Iron the interfacing to the (wrong) side of the fabric.
Step 2: Fold the fabric
Fold the fabric in half (vertically) with the open end at the top, with the right side of the fabric on the outside. Iron in place, ironing the fold firmly. Sew along the length of the fold, approx 0.5 cm in, for a finishing touch. Using a ruler and chalk pencil, measure and mark the centre (vertically) of the fabric.
Fold the bottom half of the fabric up to this mark, and iron the new fold. Pin the fabrics in place.
Step 3: Creating the pockets
Measure and mark out (with a chalk pencil) the (vertical) lines for stitching the needle pockets. I just used random intervals – larger on the left, smaller on the right, to accomodate my collection xenical buy online. Remember to mark the far let and right pockets around 1cm wider than required – to accomodate for finishing.
Carefully stitch along the lines which you have marked out, being careful to start and finish each line with a back stich for strength.
Step 4: Make Bias Binding
If you are not using pre-bought bias binding, you can make your own using a matching / contrasting fabric!
Measure from the bottom left corner to the top of the fabric, the width and the top right to the bottom right. Cut that length plus 2 cm by 2 inches. Iron this flat, then fold the edges to the middle (as illustrated below), ironing it in place.
Fold 0.5cm in at each end (so no raw edges) then fold the length once again to the centre and iron once more.
Step 5: Attach the Bias Binding
Pin the bias binding around the side and top edges of your creation. Using a long straight machine stich, stich the binding in place.
Step 6: Adding the finishing touches!
Put all of your needles in the pockets, and roll it up. Estimate the length of ribbon you will require. Make a mark using a chalk pencil where the ribbon (or tie) will need to be placed.
If you want a fabric tie, it is similar to the bias binding, but instead of folding the binding (raw edge side) around the edge of the fabric, you stitch along the open edge to complete the tie, not forgetting to turn in each end!
Remove the needles, and secure this in place (hand stitching, and be careful not to stich the pockets closed!) where you marked the fabric.
Yay! You finished! 😀Share on: