There are so many wonderful sewing projects out there that would be perfect to sew for my younger sister. I mean have you seen pintrest lately? It was very hard to determine exactly what to make her for Christmas. I finally settled on sewing her a knitting needle case. She has really gotten into knitting in the past couple of months. It would be easy to come up with your own pattern for this but if you can catch McCall patterns for 1.00 why bother? The concept is very similar to a number of projects I have made in the past: a crayon rolls, a drum stick holder, colored pencil roll, and a crochet hook case.
I did use a pattern MCalls 4728 for this project that I would highly recommend! I had made it in the past for a good friend of mine so this pattern was a cinch to whip up! I had all of the materials on hand so I’m not sure where they came from. ;)
I did add the following notes to my instructions for sewing Case A or B.
- At Step 12 you are sewing back sections right sides together.
- At Step 13 I would recommend first trimming the corners before turning right sides out. This will reduce bulk in the corners and make a nicer finished project.
- You could trace the stitching lines onto the material. I don’t though! Instead I mark the first one and then sew a total of 10 lines each 1″ apart. Then I sew 4 more lines each 1.5″ apart. I just try to keep my material straight and sew along. You could also measure it at the bottom. I have found that when sewing the pockets if you begin at the bottom the finished project looks much better than if you sew from top to bottom.
Overall this was a wonderful project that I highly recommend! If you can’t sew and would be interested in purchasing one please let me know. I would love to make one for you.