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:)
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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.
Recycled Bag Tutorial
The sleeves are used to make the handles and straps, and the body of the jacket makes the bag.
Before we start some quick tips – your sewing machine is going to be taking some strain stitching through various amounts of bulky fabric. Help it to cope by using the appropriate size sharp needle, using long stitches and sewing slowly.
If you would like a magnetic clasp into the waistband, now is the time to insert it – endeavouring to have the handles equal distance from the sides of the bag, and the clasp in the middle. There are excellent tutorials on-line for inserting a magnetic clasp if you are unsure.
Now you have handles, and the “waist band”.
Body of the bag
As this bag is made from a larger jacket I am doing both.
You’ve done it… excellent One recycled bag:)