I made this needle book last week from some scrap material I had left over from a previous project. It was really simple and cost virtually nothing to make, as I used things I already had. Even if you had to go pick up a few supplies, we’re taking CHEAP.
What a sweet, handmade gift idea for the girl who likes to sew! Mother’s Day is coming up, you know.
HERE, IN A NUTSHELL, IS HOW I DID IT
- The fabric already had a floral print, so I just outlined some of the flowers with different colored thread in varying stitches.
- I chose an arbitrary size for the book, and then cut it out so that there would be enough fabric to line the inside and outside of the book, with a little seam allowance.
- I first sewed the bottom (long) seam of the book, leaving the ends open, and inserted cardstock lined on either side with felt, to give the cover some padding and stiffness. I used two pieces, one each for the front and back, using a little tacky glue to hold them in place.
- I then used soft wool felt, cut into three pieces for the pages, and sewed it onto the cover with one seam down the middle.
- Next I sewed closed the two open sides of the cover by hand, and into the back cover I sewed in a looped rope of braided embroidery thread for the fastener.
- Lastly, I sewed a button onto the front cover, for the loop to go around, to hold the book closed.