It is less than 12 weeks to Christmas - Sorry for reminding you but I am starting to get a bit worried and need to start crossing off some handmade gifts from my list. I thought today I would show you how to make a simple little Hexagon needle book that would make a great stocking filler for a fellow sewer or even a tiny little gift to send inside a card for one of your sewing buddies.
If you are a newsletter subscriber I will be giving you the pattern sheet for a stitchery version of this same needle book in tomorrow's newsletter. It is free to subscribe so if you don't already receive it, just sign up in the top right hand corner of my blog.
To make this little needle book you will require the following :-
2 X 5" Charm Squares of Patterned Fabric
Scrap of Wadding
2 X 4" Charm Squares of Wool Felt
50cm Co-ordinating Ribbon
Glue Stick, Craft Glue or Spray Adhesive.
Needle and Thread
You can download the pattern sheet HERE.
Follow the cutting directions from the pattern sheet by cutting
2 Patterned Fabric Hexagons
2 Wool Felt Hexagons
2 Wadding Hexagons
2 Cardboard Hexagons
I prefer to use spray adhesive for part of the gluing in this project and use a cardboard box to spray inside - This stops the spray from going everywhere and keeps your work area clean. Spray one side of both cardboard hexagons.
Place the wadding hexagons over the sprayed side and smooth to adhere.
Spray with glue again on the wadding side.
Place the patterned fabric on top of the wadding centering it, with the right side facing up. When you turn it over it will look like this - A nice 1/4' of fabric left on all sides.
Using the craft glue or a glue stick, glue the fabric down over each side of the hexagon.
Glue opposite sides as you go. This helps get the right tension of the fabric
Next cut the ribbon in half so that you have 2 X 25cm pieces. Glue at least 5cm of one end to one side of the hexagon. Repeat for the other hexagon.
With your glue stick or craft glue make a line of adhesive around the edge of the felt hexagon and place down over the folded edges of the fabric and the glued ribbon. Repeat for the other hexagon.
Place both hexagons together so that the ribbon on each is placed like the photograph above (on outer edges)
Take your Needle and Thread - I use Bottom Line Thread because of it's strength and get mine from HERE
And with the felt sides of both hexagons facing out start stitching the 2 hexagons together along the opposite side to the ribbon.
With whip stitch
Until you have it all stitched together like this.
Place some needles and/or pins inside
Tie up the ribbon in a pretty bow for a sweet little quick gift.
Pretty easy isn't it?
Don't forget that if you are a newsletter subscriber you will receive a pattern for a stitched front version tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy making them.
Hugs - Fee XX