I am very excited to be hosting the first week of the Pins and Needles Sew Along for my crafty friend, Kim’s new Pins and Needles Book Pattern. You might know Kim best as Retro Mama and she makes and designs the cutest little quilty things.
I like to collect fun sewing theme prints and since you don’t need a lot of fabric, I found some perfect scraps to make this project. Here is some fun spools of thread and I even found some fabric with pins on it to use.
I used a little stiletto to help guide my binding around the outside edge when I took off the little clips to sew. It really went together fast.
Instead of a little tape, I fussy cut this pincushion from another scrap of fabric I had and stitched it to the inside pocket. I used this pocket and a zipper pocket combination.
This pattern comes in two sizes, the small is 3 1/2″ x 5″ and the medium is 4 1/2″ x 6″. I decided to make two of the medium size books. One for myself and one to give away as a gift.
For the extra book, I turned it into the perfect mini sewing kit. I put three small spools of white, black and grey thread in the zipper pocket.
Then I added some pins, needles, safety pins, small scissors and mini clips.
Since I used the elastic closure, it easily closed with the elastic and a button.
I love that you can put your own touch and style on each pins and needle book by adding embellishments, piecing and quilting.
There is so much inspiration on Instagram for this cute little Pins and Needle book, just look for the #pinsandneedlesSAL or #pinsandneedlesbook.
Don’t miss all the fun! Here are all the terrific makers who are hosting each week. They will share their own needle books and prizes. Just post a picture of your finished needle book with the hashtags #pinsandneedleSAL #retromamapattern
Week 1 – July 8-14
Week 2 – July 15-21
Week 3 – July 22-28
Week 4 – July 29-August 4
Joining the sew along is simple! Here’s what you need to do:
1) Grab the Pins and Needles Book Pattern from @retromama and stitch up the cute Pins and Needle Book. The pattern is on sale throughout the sewalong.
2) Follow me @lorimillerdesigns and @retro_mama on Instagram, as well as each of the amazing ladies listed above. Then follow the hashtag #pinsandneedlesSAL to see all the projects, WIPs, and giveaways!
3) Post your photos on Instagram with the hashtags #pinsandneedlesSAL and #retromamapattern to participate and be eligible for prizes. You are very welcome to post WIPs but only completed projects will be eligible to win. Be sure that your account is public during the SAL so we can see your projects! You may enter more than once if you make more than one Pins and Needles Book.