Or needle cases if you prefer to call them that. I say needle books because they look like cute little fabric books until you flip them open.
See what I mean?
The main reason I made them was to use up some leftover fleece. Despite recent attempts at decluttering, I still had a few fleece squares hanging out in my stash waiting to be used. Plus I realized I didn’t actually have anything cute to put my sewing needles in. Just the packaging they came in, which is super boring.
This needle book is my favorite. I love the cute daisy print fleece.
These books are super easy to make. All I had to do was cut a couple of rectangle shaped pieces from the fleece for the “pages”, cut a wider piece to wrap around as the “cover”, then sew a straight line along the side as the “binding”.
I chose to just let the fabric do the talking, but if I wanted to I could have actually made them more elaborate. Maybe add appliques or trims to the covers before sewing, or decorative stitching along the edges. I kept on coming up with tons of ideas for making these books while sewing them, maybe even for making similar fabric books. For now I’m happy with these, but I did come up with one good idea. What’s a cute needle book without a cute matching pincushion? So that will probably be next week’s craft. Look forward to it!