Level 1- Needle Book
You will need the following for hand sewing a needle book:
2 pieces of felt 8 x 4 1/2 inches or you can make a smaller book if
you would like
Extra scraps of felt for decoration
Needle and thread
Decorative ribbon about 14 inches
Lay one felt piece flat and lay ribbon in the middle of the
Make sure you leave ends on each side. This will be to tie the book
shut. Pin second piece of felt to first piece of felt.
Stitch all around the edges of felt to attach the two pieces
together. Insert your needles or pins.
Close your book in half and tie ribbon. Decorate with other pieces
of felt if desired.
Try this sewn book
, for a harder book
project that is sewn on the sewing machine.
Hand Sewing Projects:
Beginner Lessons Level 1, ~Drawstring Coin Bag, ~Basic
hand stitches, ~ Hand
Sewing Kits, ~ Draft
Critter, ~ Felt
Bookmark, ~ Felt
Mittens, ~ Needle Book,
Stick Bags, ~ Embroidered
Chain Animal, ~Puppet
Gloves, ~ Ribbon Coin
Purse, ~ Hand
sewn teddy bear sleeping bag & pillow, ~Halloween
Level 5- More Advanced Book
This book includes pages that makes a fun addition to your sewing
box. You will attach a rectangle piece of material with a front and
back and include a piece of interfacing. Then attach pages within
your needle book. This is an advanced project because it
involves ironing and using interfacing.
Once you've learned
those few techniques this project will be super easy!
To create a book you will need:
10x 6 piece of fabric for the outside
10x 6 piece of fabric for the lining
10x 6 piece of interfacing
4-5 pieces of 4x5 inch pieces of flannel
- Iron interfacing to the lining.
- Place right sides together and sew three edges together.
- Turn right sides out and iron flat.
- Tuck in open edge and sew closed.
- Lay flannel pieces on the the right sides of your lining
- Fold in half and sew along side to secure the pages in your
- Insert needles and pins.
Lessons Level 5, ~ Mini
Snap Bag , ~Sew
a buttonhole, ~Zipper
to sew a quilt, ~Cat Quilt,
in 7 sittings, ~Denim
patch blanket, ~Striped
Edge Quilt, ~Bandanna
Patchwork Quilt, ~How
to tie a quilt, ~Sew a
Rug, ~Needle Book
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