Isn't this little strawberry needle case the cutest?
So, here's the tutorial (please let me know if you make any, because I'd love to see them!).
CHEZ MAGPIE's STRAWBERRY PINCUSHION
You will need the following supplies: red and green felt; a piece of Freezer Paper (optional); yellow and red pearl cotton or embroidery floss; 1 green bead; scrap of Heat N Bond (optional).
NOTE: Print the pattern on a full-size 8 1/2 x 11" piece of paper.
Trace the patterns onto either paper or Freezer Paper. You can either iron the Freezer Paper onto the felt prior to cutting out the pieces OR simply pin your paper pattern onto the felt. I like to use the Freezer Paper because it holds in place really well, making your cuts on the felt more accurate. It peels off really easily and can be re-used a couple of times if you're making more than one needlebook.
Cut two of the larger strawberry shapes, one of the smaller shape and one of the leaf from felt. Using yellow pearl cotton (or 6 strands of embr. floss) stitch 'seeds' randomly over one of the larger strawberry shapes.
Either pin the two larger shapes together OR use some small scraps of HeatNBond to adhere them together. Using red pearl cotton (or floss) stitch the pieces together around the outside using buttonhole stitch.
Place outer and inner strawberry shapes together and, using the sewing machine, stitch along the fold line. Stitch two or three tacking stitches about 1/4" away from the seam (helps to hold the needlebook nicely closed).
Adhere the leaf to the front, using a green bead to hold in place.
Today the quote is from Dale Carnegie.... "When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us. Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our days and nights into a hellish turmoil"
This is so cute! :)ReplyDelete
This is a really cute little needle book Mary Anne! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! Christine xReplyDelete
Thank you sew very much Mary Anne. This Strawberry Needlecase looks very doable. Your chosen quote is very fitting for the horror happening in our world today. Prayers for Peace.ReplyDelete
Yes, your strawberry needle book is very sweet. Thank you for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
This little strawberry is too cute!! Perfect to tuck away in an embroidery travel kit!!ReplyDelete
Looks like an CQ'teer project if ever I saw one!! See ya soon.ReplyDelete
Very cute, thanks!ReplyDelete
How cute is that? Great gift idea. Thanks, Mary Ann.ReplyDelete
Yummy sweet strawberry!ReplyDelete
What an adorable needle case! Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Very sweet. I have not been in blog land for awhile and was looking back at all your beautiful pages from your garden journal...FABULOUS!ReplyDelete
This is a cute one! What other shapes will you come up with next!!ReplyDelete