This is Jenifer here with you to share a fun little project with you. I received this beautiful fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics, Little Town by Amy Simbaldi. I have been such a huge fan of Amy’s work that I was inspired by her fabric to make one of her little needle books. I don’t usually keep things for myself but this little book is so cute I can’t help it, it is going into my purse.
Art Gallery Fabric Needle Book
HeatNBond Fusible Fleece
HeatNBond Soft Woven Fusible
Art Gallery Fabrics, Little Town by Amy Simbaldi.
Needle Book Pattern
Crafters Edge Machine
Posey Flowers Set #1
Aurifil Floss #2435
Other: Scissors, beads, ribbon
Let’s Get Started…
Cut 12 1 1/2″ squares and sew them as instructed.
Attach the Fusible Fleece
I decided to make a little pleated ruffle on both sides of the spine using a piece of 1 1/2″ strip of fabric folded in half and then run through with my ruffler foot on my sewing machine. I like the extra little detail this added. Attach the HeatNBond Fusible Fleece to the back of your cover to make it sturdy.
For the cover, I wanted to make a dimensional flower so I pulled out the Crossover machine and my Posey Die set and went to work.
Fuse the HeatnBond Soft Woven to the Back
Add HeatNBond Soft Woven Fusible to the back of your desired fabric for the flowers then run it through your machine. I was able to cut 4 layers at a time and the flowers were done very quickly.
Hand stitch the Flowers and Buttons
Attach the flower pieces and some beads or button to the center. Now is the time to do some hand stitching, I also attached HeatNBond Soft Woven Fusible to the Inside cover piece to give it more stability.
Sew the front and back cover together leaving an opening to turn. This is what mine turned out like.
Use a couple pieces of felt in the center to store your pins and needles and decorate as desired.
This was such a fun little project I think they will make fun little gifts for friends so I think I will be making a few more to keep on hand.