The project I’m presenting originates from useitupwearitout.blogspot.com. It was suggested to me by Chrisknits.wordpress.com. It’s ridiculously easy and so clever. Many thanks to Shearling, the woman behind the idea and of course Chris for sharing the idea! 🙂
There are these beautiful paperback book covers by Vera Bradley that are sold at bookstores as well as on online auction sites. They are quilted with batting so there is a bit of heft to them. Using these as a starting point saves so much time and effort. In less than 10 minutes they can become interchangeable needle cases!
I purchased mine online for $8 plus shipping. Take a look at the inside, just waiting to be turned into pockets!First things first, I needed a closure so I attached magnetic closures. Others have sewn a button and a loop to the outside instead.
Then I put all my needles and things in the pockets. So simple, fast, and inexpensive! It took more time to drag out the sewing machine than it did to attach the closures and sew a few straight lines.
While this small case will not hold all of my knitting accessories, it works really well for my interchangeable needles. I even put a few stitch markers and a tapestry needle in a small plastic bag that I tucked into a larger pocket. Perfect for slipping into my knitting bag and keeping my needles organized. Yay!
Thanks Chris for the suggestion!!! I’m super in love with this thing. I highly recommend making one for yourself. Here are more glamor shots: