This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles. It uses two contrasting fabrics for decoration and the smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.
The finished knitting needle organizer case measures 18 by 12″, with 9″ deep pockets to hold the knitting needles in, and a 6″ deep pocket for smaller items.
You will need:
Base fabric 14″ by 98″
First Contrasting fabric:
10″ by 14 one piece – crochet pocket
2 by 14″ one piece
Second contrasting fabric:
2 by 14″ one piece
7″ by 14 ” one piece
Fold the bottom of the base fabric in by 9 1/2″. Press.
I like to decorate the outside of the bag with the two remaining strips of contrasting fabric.
Excellent, one finished bag, all within an hour:)
If having read all the instruction you would rather buy one please check out my Etsy shop🙂
Not sure what the weather is like with you but it is rather cold and snowy here. The perfect time to set too and make the woolly jumper cushion cover then!
The previous cushion cover had seen better days!!
I am using this jumper I gained from a local clothes swish:) It is acrylic and will easily unravel once cut.
Start by separating the front from the back. Cut the front cushion cover, using the old cover as a template. Machine stitch zigzag around the edges to stop the knitting from unravelling.
Next step is to create the back. For ease use an envelope style back. Therefore you need two pieces of material with a big overlap to create the same size as the front panel.
Stitch two lines across the middle of the back of the jumper to cut between. This is just a precaution due to the potential unravelling. I marked this line with a ruler first to ensure it was parallel with the jumper hem.
Zigzagged the hems, and turned under the hem..
Place all the pieces together, right side together.
Using the trusty old template as a guide tack all the layers together. Finally sew all round to create the envelope cover.
As a finishing touch I decided to add a button 🙂 As a precaution I sewed two straight lines along edge of button-hole, before sewing the button-hole with embroidery thread.
The finished cushion, the back as good as the front.
Time is rapidly running out for making homemade Christmas presents.
My original christmas card design was pressed bracken trees on handmade paper. However I quickly became covered in sticky adhesive spray, and found the bracken difficult to stick down (as you can see!). So instead I have gone for an old christian music score folded into a tree shape.
Traditionally I make Chutneys and Jams… sadly this years Apple & Blackberry Jam has gone mouldy although the chutney looks good…
For the teachers I am thinking of a potted plant, the pot painted in blackboard paint, chalked on “Thanks for helping me grow”, also great for our fantastic childminder….
For the children I would love to be making this playhouse/den, from the book ” The Handmade Home for Children” by Sania Pell. The reality is I think I have missed the moment and the children have grown up … instructions here.
For the few women I give gifts to I have nearly finished knitting a cowl, in beautiful Rowan Frost yarn, always a treat to knit in quality yarn:)
and a felt jumper recycled bag for my mother,
However that leaves the six men in my life (isn’t that always the case!). My search for upcycled man bags on Pinterest did not strike me with any inspiration. I’m not sure they are going to be into upcycled felted jumper I Pad cases, or cases made out of quality suit trousers. I love this IPAD cover from wool jackets from Etsy… just don’t have any suits to upcycle!!
So for my Dad I am thinking of twinning his toilet:
and the rest I am just going to ask what they would like… any suggestions of homemade gifts for men much appreciated!
PS I did find a link to 101 DIY gifts for men… there are some great ideas, just not the men in my life