Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

Pamela has put together this little project which you might like to try using one my 2021 freebies.

Cut a 4” x 6” piece of canvas.

Fold in half with right sides together and crease.

There is a ½” seam allowance all around which reduces the 3” front cover width to an embroidery area of 2½”. Measure over half that distance (1¼” ) to the right of the fold line.  Measure up 2” from the bottom edge of the fabric.  The intersection of the two lines marks design center. I chose Design #1 from the anniversary collection, rotating it 225°, but any design less than 2¼” x 2¾” would work and design center markings would remain the same since it is the center of the cover’s stitching area.

Hoop the stabilizer, secure the fabric to the stabilizer and embroider the design. Remove excess stabilizer and threads from the wrong side.

Press under ½” hem allowance on all sides.

Miter the corners. 

Cut a piece of wool felt or craft felt 2¾”x 4¾” and glue it or top-stitch it to the wrong side of fabric, covering the raw edges of the hem.

Quick and easy to make with no shortage of designs to choose from in Graceful Embroidery’s Collections.  Great Christmas stocking stuffer gift!

Thank you Pamela for a great idea. The design used for this project is one of over 35 machine embroidery freebies available to all members of the Graceful Embroidery Group Forum. October 10th, 2021 is the last day to join the Forum and collect these free designs. They will be released for sale in late October, 2021. At the time of this post, they do not have a name yet.

Happy embroidering from Hazel

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I digitise machine embroidery designs specializing in Bridal, heirloom and Celtic work.
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2 Responses to Guest blog: A needle case using a 2021 Daily freebie

  1. Sally-Ann says:

    Thank you for idea Pam, and thank you Hazel for the designs……sometimes the simplest idea is the best. I love it!

  2. KAREN HONEY says:

    Lovely idea and yes there are so many gorgeous designs to choose from.

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