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Project 4 - Sew Easy Needle Case

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This is the fourth and final project in our Teaching Tweens to Sew series from Elizabeth Hill. The skill learned this week is teaching students how to care for their sewing equipment.

Needles seem to have this magic quality that makes them disappear without any effort. Pins are a little harder to lose but for some reason needles vanish just when you need them. This little needle case is a great project for using scraps and teaching students to take care of their sewing equipment. The Oh Sew Easy Needle Case is pretty, efficient and fits well in any sewing container. Makes a great gift for mothers and grandmothers!

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Skills:

Pinning and Cutting paper patterns, Straight sewing, Corners, Clipping Corners.

Instructions:

Step 1

Make a paper pattern from graph paper 5” x 7”.

Pin the paper pattern to the wrong side of two coordinating fabrics. Cut.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 2

Cut 2 strips of ribbon 7-inches long.

Step 3

Make a paper pattern for felt insert that measures 3 ½” by 5 ½”.

Cut 1.

Step 4

Make a paper pattern for felt insert that measures 3 ½” by 5 ½”.

Cut 1.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 5

Carefully place the other piece of fabric on top of the bottom fabric and ribbon. Pin.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 6

Using a ¼ -inch seam allowance sew around the outside edge leaving a 1 ½” opening on the bottom of the rectangle. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 7

Clip corners and turn right side out. Press.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 8

Top stitch a slight ¼ inch from the edge of the needle case.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 9

Fold in half and place felt insert in the middle of the needle case. Stitch down the middle of the felt insert.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case
Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 10

Insert needles.

Teaching Tweens to Sew Project 4: Sew Easy Needle Case

Step 11

Tie ribbons in a pretty bow and now you have a safe and lovely place to store needles for every occasion.

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