Isn’t this lovely liberty print fabric to die for? It reminds me of a day spent with my daughter last summer when we caught a train to London for a tour of Buckingham Palace and made our first visit to the famous Liberty store.
I came back and ran up a sewing needle case. I love to make items that I regularly use with materials that mean things to me. My mum spotted it at Christmas and asked for one of her own so this time I recorded all the steps.
In fact today is her birthday! So if today is still the 8th February she may be opening this right now!
I ironed a piece of medium weight iron-on interfacing across the wrong side of the fabric.
I then measured out my felt. 2 layers of felt 7 inches by 4 inches. I will use my pinking shears along the edges of my felt but find it a lot easier to cut the sides straight first.
Folding my liberty print fabric in half, right sides together, I sewed along the top and the bottom and down the remaining open size, leaving a gap for turning.
I turned my piece the right way around and pressed it with an iron before over stitching around the whole rectangle about 5mm from the edge.This also closed up the hole I left for turning so no hand sewing was required!
I pinned my felt into the centre and just ran right across with my machine
To finish off, using my cheap letter set (for pennies off amazon) I printed ‘needles’ using a washable textile stamping pad, onto a piece of calico and stitched it into place.
Don’t forget a button!
A lovely useful little make. I hope she likes it!
Love, Lucie xx