This year has been the year of the pincushion & needlekeeper here at Plumcute Designs™. In keeping with that spirit, I whipped up this little project for you. It’s fast, fun, & sure to delight!
black wool 5 x 7½
cream wool 4 x 5½
green wool 7 x 6
scrap of red wool
2-inch square of black polka-dot
one small snap
one small button
basic sewing supplies
cut black wool to measure exactly 5 x 7½
cut cream wool to measure exactly 4 x 5½
cut green wool to measure 7 x 4 ½
cut 2 holly leaves from trimmed excess
cut a 1-inch circle from your red wool
following the manufacturers directions, cut a 1½-inch circle from black polka-dot
Putting Your Needlekeeper Together:
center & fuse your black polka-dot circle to one 4½-inch end of cream wool
blanket stitch around black polka-dot circle to secure it to cream wool
center red wool 1-inch circle onto black polka-dot circle
center small button onto 1-inch red wool circle
sew button & red wool circle to black polka-dot circle
arrange two green wool holly leaves off to one side of your red wool circle 7 running stitch in place.
center cream wool rectangle onto black wool rectangle and using a contrasting thread color blanket stitch together. This is the outside of your needlekeeper
for the inside of your needlekeeper, you will center green wool rectangle onto backside of black wool rectangle and blanket stitch using black thread (this way it wont show on the front side) be extra careful to make sure your stitches don’t go onto the cream wool
stitch the snap onto the inside center of each end of your needlekeeper so that when folded in half to close you can snap it shut I always fill my needlekeeper with a few of my favorite things like ribbon, buttons, & my Eiffel tower charm.
PS. I am such a ding dong...I got up this morning and realized that I had not given you the template for your holly leaf...sorry! So, here it is:
It should measure about one half inch wide and one inch long. I tell you that because I have resized the thingy several times but it still shows up
HUGE GINORMOUS in typepad.