Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Needlebook Pattern

Step 1:

Complete the cross stitch flowers on 14ct aida. Using the template add 1/2" seam allowance and cut out. Also cut out 3 with seam allowance from desired fabric, 2 from thin pelon. Cut 2 from template onto template plastic or board. 1 piece from felt. Do not add seam allowance to the felt or board. Place the stitchery and 1 piece of fabric right sides together and the pelon on each side. Sew through all 4 layers.


Turn over the now created outside and using a 20cm long piece of large ric rack, pin the ric rack to the edge, line the indent in with the edge of the outside. Ric Rack is around 3/4" wide.

Take the remaining two pieces of fabric, on the straight edge fold a 1/4" seam over the the right side and pin the two pieces over the already pinned ric rack leaving the straight edges open.
STEP 4: Sew around the outside edge using a 1/4" seam. Cut off excess bulk at either end of the opening and snip in 1cm intervals all the way around the outer edge without cutting into the stitch linel. Pull out the pins and turn through.
STEP 5: Take a pair of pinking shears and trim around the curved edge of the felt. With the case now right way, fold the outside in half and stitch closed the opening and while doing so attach the felt.
STEP 6: Sew a small button 1cm to the centre edge on the back. At the same point on the front take a full 6 strands of embroidery thread and sew a loop to go over the button. This will be the closure.
The Cross-stitch is optional you can just cut 4 pieces of fabric instead.
ALL DONE. Fill it up with needles. Would love to see any pic.
Please email me for the pattern on shabbychick@bigpond.com until I figure out how to add the document.

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