All levels | 33 min
This sweet, little needle case comes together super quickly all while teaching you the fundamental elements of quilting. Milwaukee artist and quilter Heidi Parkes demonstrates how to stitch up an easy, playful case for needles and pins that is essentially a mini quilt folded in half with a snap. Teaching three basic stitches and three knots, this hand-sewn case exhibits customizable applique and makes a delightful gift to send through the mail to fellow stitchers.
One 6" x 8" piece of fabric - Heidi is using woven cotton One 4" x 6" piece of felt Small scrap of fabric, about 2" in diameter Scissors, or cutting mat & rotary cutter Thimbles, pushing and pulling Small embroidery hoop, 3"-5" Needle, Heidi likes the Dritz milliner's multi-pack Thread, Heidi is using DMC pearl size 8 Sew-on snap, any size Clips or pins Thread snipsCheck out Heidi's Favorite Supplies Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Thread and knot a needle with a quilters knot
- Use the whip stitch to appliqué a small piece of fabric
- Use pushing and gripping thimbles
- Fold a mitered corner in fabric and sew with a ladder stitch
- Cheat your needle
- Use the running stitch and add thread using a slip knot
- Tie a tailor's knot
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Hand-Stitched Needle Case Reviews
313 users recommended this class to a friend
great item to have and to gift. also teaches you about the important hand stitches, which can then be used on a bigger project.
This was a great intro to hand stitching, and I've loved having an easy portable hand sewing project to work on.