From Traci at Plumcute Designs

Please welcome Traci, she is one of my favorite stitchery designers!

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Last Minute Gift Countdown Needlekeeper

by Plumcute Designs

This year has been the year of the pincushion & needlekeeper here at Plumcute Designs.  In keeping with that spirit, I whipped up this little project for you.  It’s fast, fun, & sure to delight!

 

Supplies:

black wool 5 x 7½

cream wool 4 x 5½

green wool 7 x 6

scrap of red wool

2-inch square of black polka-dot

fusible

one small snap

one small button

coordinating threads

basic sewing supplies

 

Cutting Requirements:

cut black wool to measure exactly 5 x 7½

cut cream wool to measure exactly 4 x 5½

cut green wool to measure 7 x 4 ½ 

cut 2 holly leaves from trimmed excess

cut a 1-inch circle from your red wool

following the manufacturers directions, cut a 1½-inch circle from black polka-dot

 

 

 



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Putting Your Needlekeeper Together:

-center & fuse your black polka-dot circle to one 4½-inch end of cream wool

-blanket stitch around black polka-dot circle to secure it to cream wool

-center red wool 1-inch circle onto black polka-dot circle

-center small button onto 1-inch red wool circle

-sew button & red wool circle to black polka-dot circle

-center cream wool rectangle onto black wool rectangle and using a contrasting thread color blanket stitch together.  This is the outside of your needlekeeper

 

-for the inside of your needlekeeper, you will center green wool rectangle onto backside of black wool rectangle and -blanket stitch using black thread (this way it wont show on the front side) be extra careful to make sure your stitches don’t go onto the cream wool

-stitch the snap onto the inside center of each end of your needlekeeper so that when folded in half to close you can snap it shut

-I always fill my needlekeeper with a

few of my favorite things like ribbon,

buttons, & my Eiffel tower charm.

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( the holly leaves are simply running-stitched off one side of the red wool circle as shown in the picture)

Enjoy!!!

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One Response to “From Traci at Plumcute Designs”

  1. Simone Says:

    Nice pattern! Certainly going to make this! Thank you.

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