What I made Wednesday: embroidered needle case

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A case to hold your needles makes sense. So why have I been fumbling along with a little needle tin? Because I’m an idiot. Before a dropped sharp became stuck into my foot, I sorted myself out by making a hand embroidered needle case.
It’s a simple booklet of fabric with a felt lining where needles can be safely held. Handsewing isn’t a strong point of mine so I decided to practise some embroidery stitches – chain, cross, feather and Pekinese to be exact. I’m not expecting a call from the Royal School of Needlework soon, but the result is functional.
Also, if you want an online resource for handstitching techniques, try Stitch School.

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