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Level 1- Needle Book

needle book hand sewing project

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

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Lay one felt piece flat and lay ribbon in the middle of the rectangle.

ribbon in middle when sewing a needle book

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.

yellow piece of needle book

Stitch all around the edges of felt to attach the two pieces together. Insert your needles or pins.

 book with pins and needles

Close your book in half and tie ribbon. Decorate with other pieces of felt if desired.

front of needle book

Try this sewn book, for a harder book project that is sewn on the sewing machine.

Related Hand Sewing Projects:
Pre Beginner Lessons Level 1, ~Drawstring Coin Bag, ~Basic hand stitches, ~ Hand Sewing Kits, ~ Draft Critter, ~ Felt Bookmark, ~ Felt Mittens, ~ Needle Book, ~ Treasure Stick Bags, ~Key Chain Animal, ~Puppet Gloves, ~ Hand sewn teddy bear sleeping bag & pillow, ~Halloween Totes, ~Backpack Charms, ~Rag Doll, ~Button Flower, ~Sew Ornaments, ~Sew Felt Doll, ~Felt Patterns

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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 rectangle.

     book sewing sewing
  • Fold in half and sew along side to secure the pages in your book.

    sewn edge book
  • Insert needles and pins.

book sewn

Related Lessons Projects:
~Sewing Lessons Level 5, ~ Mini Snap Bag , ~Sew a buttonhole, ~Zipper Bag, ~Netbook Carrier,~How to sew a quilt, ~Denim Quilt, ~Rainbow patch blanket, ~Striped Quilt, ~Frayed Edge Quilt, ~Bandanna Quilt, ~Scrap Patchwork Quilt, ~How to tie a quilt, ~Sew a Rug, ~Needle Book

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