Collect all of your needles in a beautiful handmade Sashiko stitched needle book. This is a perfect project for someone looking for a beginner Sashiko project, or a quick project to make for yourself or give as a gift. You can stitch a basic pattern like I did or do more intricate designs. To learn more about how to start Sashiko Stitching check out our How to Sashiko Stitch article. It includes a free downloadable pattern for a fan design!
Here are step-by-step directions on how to make a needle book.
Inside, the four layers of felt and the six ribbons give lots of room for a variety of needles.
You can use the same fabric for the lining, or a bold statement fabric like these polka dots!
Use the ribbons to easily ‘turn the pages’ in your needle book. You can find just the right needle for the project you are stitching
Have fun picking a button to complement your new Sashiko stitched needle book. I found this one deep in my loose button box. I have no idea where it came from, but I thought it was perfect with the Sashiko stitching and the polka dot interior!
Grab your thread and new Sashiko stitched needle case and get stitching – knowing that you’ll actually be able to find your needles and they won’t be parked with the last stitching project you were working on!
I love how the inside fabric just pokes out at the right angle.
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