Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Give your needles a pretty home...

This project started with 2 thrifted linen shirts and 1 piece of thrifted linen fabric.

The results were 3 simple and clever little needlebooks and one pincushion. Patterns for these projects can be found in Sew Pretty Homestyle.
Making these little charmers is very rewarding. They are simple to sew, fun to embroider and can be completed in a short amount of time.
Best of all, they are practical. See that snap on the cover of each case? Keeps your needles secure in their pages, yet easier to access when you need them than a button closure would be. Love it!


10 comments:

Heather said...

Love them! Love the contrasting fabric inside too. Sew pretty. ;-)

Roxanne said...

Ooh, these are adorable! Very cute, and wonderfully functional!

Felicia said...

Wow! They're fantastic. Using clothes for crafting projects is one of my favorite things to do. They turned out so cute.

Did you have a blog makeover? Love the banner :)

Amy said...

Great use of making something old new again! Love it!

Sonya said...

I love the snaps! And that pear - I have had pears on the brain recently.

amandajean said...

oh, I love your little needlebooks! especially the green one with the flowers...adorable! I need to make myself one.

de vliegende koe said...

They’re so great! Made from thrifted shirts, what a fabulous idea! I have the book, all I need is time to make all the stuff!

Dinah said...

These are adorable! I just love 'em and will have to try this myself!

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Katherine, these are lovely. Thanks for the link for the book, I would love that, are there some projects for beginners, if not I could give it to my sister-in-law, she is handy with a needle and machine like you. Oh I wish I was clever. x

Peg said...

These are so gorgeous, thank you for sharing :o)

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