Project 4 Sew Easy Needle Case.

By Elizabeth Hill

Needles seem to have this magic quality that makes them disappear without any effort. Pins are a little harder to lose but for some reason needles vanish just when you need them. This little needle case is a great project for using scraps and teaching students to take care of their sewing equipment.The Oh Sew Easy Needle Case is pretty, efficient and fits well in any sewing container. Makes a great gift for mothers and grandmothers!

Skills: Pinning and Cutting paper patterns, Straight sewing, Corners,
                Clipping Corners.



                Coordinating fabric scraps
                Felt scraps
                Paper pattern
                Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP™ Thread to match
                Narrow Satin Ribbon


1.            Make a paper pattern from graph paper 5” x 7”

                Pin the paper pattern to the wrong side of two coordinating fabrics.  Cut.


2.            Cut 2 strips of ribbon 7-inches long


3.            Make a paper pattern for felt insert that measures 3 ½” by 5 ½”

                Cut 1



4.            Place one fabric right side up on work surface. Place ribbons in the middle of each of the short sides extending slightly over the edge.


5.            Carefully place the other piece of fabric on top of the bottom fabric and ribbon. Pin. 
6.            Using a ¼ -inch seam allowance sew around the outside edge leaving a 1 ½” opening on the bottom of the rectangle. Backstitch at the beginning and end.


7.            Clip corners and turn right side out. Press.


8.            Top stitch a slight ¼ inch from the edge of the needle case.
9.            Fold in half and place felt insert in the middle of the needle case.  Stitch down the middle of the felt insert.

10.          Insert needles.


11.          Tie ribbons in a pretty bow and now you have a safe and lovely place to store needles for every occasion.

This is the last project in our Teaching Tweens to sew series. Here are the other projects in this series:
Project 1: Strip Pieced Mini Shoulder Bag
Project 2: Bucket of Humbugs
Project 3: Sun Visor
Project 4: Needle case

3 thoughts on “Project 4 Sew Easy Needle Case.

  1. Sergey Tarasov Reply

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. This is informative topic. The step by step process is well detailed. Have an interest to this stuff also.

  2. Yustiani Reply

    Those are so cute! I may have to try and squeeze in some time to make one or two. It looks relaly easy once you get going. And I have tons of fabric that is just sitting around waiting, I mean pleading to be used that would be perfect for this. Next time I stop at the dollar store I will pick up some of those notebooks. <3 Julie

  3. Pat Pullara Reply

    Thank you for posting directions that will be easy to teach my granddaughter this summer. I am a quilter and I love the idea that we can begin slowly and have something to show for it the same day.

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