Sam at Fee's Shabby Shack asked me to make a little needle book from some of the little panels she has in stock so here we go a FREE Tutorial for a simple little needle book.
Trim the little panel to 4 1/2" square and choose a fabric for the back and cut to the same size.
Lay the backing fabric wrong side down onto the little panel and sew down the left hand side. Open out and press with a hot iron.
Cut a piece of fusible parlan and a piece of backing fabric to measure 8 1/2" X 4 1/2". Fuse the parlan to the back of the needle book front.
Place the backing fabric with the right side down onto the right side of the needle book front.
Starting at the middle of the bottom stitch all the way around the needle book stopping around 2" from where you started to leave a small gap for turning.
Clip the corners and then turn to the right side.
Turn under the turning area and then press with a hot iron ensuring that the raw edges are turned inside the needle book. Top stitch all the way around the needlebook.
Cut a piece of felt to measure 6" X 3 1/2". Place in the centre of the inside of the needle book and then sew down through the centre to attach.
Attach press studs on either side as closures.
And there you have it a simple way to make a needle book for your sewing friends.