All levels | 33 min
This sweet, little needle case comes together super quickly all while teaching you the fundamental elements of quilting. Milwaukee artist and quilter Heidi Parkes demonstrates how to stitch up an easy, playful case for needles and pins that is essentially a mini quilt folded in half with a snap. Teaching three basic stitches and three knots, this hand-sewn case exhibits customizable applique and makes a delightful gift to send through the mail to fellow stitchers.Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- One 6" x 8" piece of fabric - Heidi is using woven cotton
- One 4" x 6" piece of felt
- Small scrap of fabric, about 2" in diameter
- Scissors, or cutting mat & rotary cutter
- Thimbles, pushing and pulling
- Small embroidery hoop, 3"-5"
- Needle, Heidi likes the Dritz milliner's multi-pack
- Thread, Heidi is using DMC pearl size 8
- Sew-on snap, any size
- Clips or pins
- Thread snips
- Thread and knot a needle with a quilters knot
- Use the whip stitch to appliqué a small piece of fabric
- Use pushing and gripping thimbles
- Fold a mitered corner in fabric and sew with a ladder stitch
- Cheat your needle
- Use the running stitch and add thread using a slip knot
- Tie a tailor's knot
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194 users recommended this class to a friend
The individual steps to sew the needle case are very well explained. I also learned many other helpful things that I can be used very well for sewing. Thank you, Heidi :-)
What a fab small project! Can’t wait to try it out. Super clear directions. Thanks!
A massively helpful set of skills and techniques, packed into 30 minutes!
March 13, 2023