Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Yesterday I finished a pair of socks I was knitting for Captain Chaos. I made him tube socks. I had to use only four needles. When I went to put up my needles I couldn't find the fifth needle to the set. After scrounging around all afternoon I found all my sets except two. I decided I needed a better way to store them. I had just been throwing them in a tote. Last night I made a needle roll for them. I took some material and cut two pieces two times the length of my longest knitting needles plus one inch. Then I measured my shortest needles and cut a piece two time the length minus one inch. I folded the short piece and ironed it then turned it so it was folded inside out. I then stitched up the two short sides. I turned it right side out and pressed it again. I sewed this to the bottom of one of the long pieces of material at one and one half inch intervals. Next I placed the other long piece of material over this so both long pieces were facing right sides together. I pinned two 18 inch pieces of ribbon to the inside of this sandwich at the top of the short piece I had sewed on. I sewed around all the sides leaving an opening about the size of my hand. I clipped the corners and turned it right side out through the opening. I pressed and then top stitched around the outside. I put my needles in the pouches, folded it over, rolled it up, and tied it.
TaDa! A place to keep all my needles safely. Next I want to do one for my crochet hooks. School started back today and we are trying to stick to a schedule. I built in sewing time for the schedule, just not as much as the past several months.
Sew Long for Now!

3 comments:

deb said...

Cindi, sure looks like from those instructions you know exactly what you are doing! Hannah made Jonathan a whistle case last year very similar to what you did for your needles. It turned out great even though she really didn't have a clue how to go about it. But he loves it, and it works!

Tammy said...

That's pretty! I love the fabric you chose! I will probably make a needle case (taller and narrower) for my regular needles. Right now they are doing ok in my sewing cabinet though. =)

lindiepindie said...

Very nice! You make it sound so easy. I used a pattern to make one for myself and it was a lightbulb moment. :o) I just had never thought of making a needle case that way. Pretty fabric as well. It's nice to see you sewing for YOU.