Needle Book A-La-Mode


Yesterday I got to work on a fun, creative, writing assignment all day (involving children’s poetry!) and had a lovely family dinner, but I just had to make something quick-‘n-pretty before bedtime so I decided to fancy up my needle book. First of all, I originally only spent 15 minutes making it. (Click here for super-easy directions.) Second, I use it every single day. And third, I’ve been seeing some BEAUTIFUL . . . as in heirloom-quality . . . quilted and embroidered needlebooks from my blogging friends. This definitely doesn’t rate as a work of art, but now it has (a) a flower on the front, (b) a felt-backed decorative button on the inside front cover, and (c) a rick-rack trimmed felt pocket on the inside back cover for some thread, a tiny ripper, and a small pair of scissors. I love it! And, to top it off, I learned how to make this collage on PicMonkey. What a good day! β™₯

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      • I remember you saying that, that’s why I sent the link so you could see it on Twitter. I truly appreciate your support for Lons_Designs as well and I believe in reciprocity, so it was my pleasure!


  1. Nice collage! I love your background, it goes very well with your needle book! It is very cute and a useful tool, maybe I need to whip up one for myself someday ;))

    • Thank you! I laid the needle book on a dressing table bench I bought at my aunt’s estate auction a couple of years ago. We painted the wood black and recovered the seat in zebra print. She was quite a stylish lady, so I definitely think she looked down from heaven and approved! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! These have probably been around forever but I just discovered them and now I don’t know how I got along without it! You can find lots of cute ones on Pinterest, too! πŸ™‚

  3. What a beautiful idea. I’ve been thinking of really putting some real love into my studio storage, and this is a nice place to start. Up until now my needles have been in a film canister and some are too long and put holes in the plastic. They poke me every time! I worry this might condition me away from hand sewing so I’d better whip up a softer solution real quick!

    • I know what you mean! I had needles in five or six different places, and it’s so nice to have all the sizes together. Plus, I can toss it into my project bag when I’m on the go. Do a WordPress and Pinterest search for needle books (and needle cases???) and you’ll see lots of lovely ideas. Can’t wait to see yours! πŸ™‚

  4. A needle book. What a great idea. With an embroidery machine and a serger and going back and forth between sizes and time used, I probably toss perfectly good needles. Particularly Schmetz where you can’t tell what you’re using without a high-powered microscope … ok, I exaggerate.

    • πŸ™‚ I LOVE my needle book and use it everyday. Before, I had needles in all sorts of different pincushions and containers. Now they’re all together, with different sizes on different “pages.” Put “needle book” in the “Explore Topics” section in the WordPress Reader and also in the Search bar on Pinterest and you’ll see some BEAUTIFUL ones! πŸ™‚

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