Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop

I'm a Fiskateer.  A crafting ambassador for Fiskars.  There are many of us out there and we love to share our craftiness with the world, so we decided to have a massive Orange Blog Hop.  If you came here from The Vintage Bluebird, you have already worked your way through an impressive list of blogs.  Thanks for continuing onto mine!  However, if you are just finding out about the Orange Blog Hop here on my blog, you may want  to visit the Fiskateer blog to get the full list of players. (The full list will be available on September 10.) Then, pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea (or wine!) and spend and some time looking at all the orange, crafty goodness.

For my project, I created a little needle case.  Needle cases aren't just for sewers your know!  You can use them to keep your scrap booking embellishment pins in.  (Check-out my cute Heidi Grace Heart stick pin!)
Or you can even keep your pin collection (as in the kind of pins you wear!) in a needle case. 

Wow! Do I have a lot of Fiskar "flair" or what? I make the wait staff at TGIF's look like amateurs when it comes to flair...

Okay, here's how you can make your very own needle case.

Scissors (I used Fiskars' Donna Dewberry Razor Edge Scissors)
Iron-on interfacing
Sewing Machine (optional-you can hand sew this project-it's not much work)


1.  Cut a 8" x 3.5" piece of interfacing, two 8" x 3.5" pieces of fabric and two 6.5" x 2.5" pieces of felt.
2.  Lay one piece of fabric, right side down on your ironing board.  Place interfacing on top, and then a second piece of fabric, right side up on top of the interfacing.  Press.  (Make sure you follow the directions on your brand of interfacing for this step.)
3.  Using a sewing machine or stitching by hand, sew around the outside of your needle case about 1/4" from the edge.
4.  Place your cut felt pieces on the inside of the needle case.  Make sure they are centered.  Sew a stitch down the middle (vertically) to attach the felt to the outside of the case.  Fold the entire case and press. 
5.  You can add a ribbon or snap closure if you wish, but I usually make mine without any closure. 

You can do all of the above and have your very own needle case, OR you can leave a comment on this post and win the needle case in the photos above.  I'll randomly draw a name on September 13. The "flair" shown isn't included, but I might stick in a few Heidi Grace decorative pins for your next scrapbooking or sewing project.

Now, be sure to move onto the next blog for the hop.  Jan (Fiskateer #7263) of Far North Designs is sure to have a great post waiting for you!