|New Spring Knitting Needle Cases Finished this week|
Ohhhh! How fun to play with the new fabrics! Having about 10 brand new third-yards cuts of glorious batiks and rich spring greens to play with I felt truly rich in fabric. I auditioned each group of colors to see what would best compliment each other in a knitting clutch/case which typically has 2 colors in it. Then, I cut out enough to make one or two knitting clutches from the fabric.
So, how is a knitting needle case made? All measurements here are accurate so that you can make one if you want. Each knitting needle case has 3 pockets: 4.5", 6.5", and 8.5". The front or outside piece and inside liner are both 11" x 14". I like to have coordinating fabric, but not necessarily the exact same fabric on the inside. I think it's the quilter in me that loves to combine colors rather than make something out of all the same fabric. I can't resist adding at least one other color to most everything that I make!
|3 layers of pockets with grey seams|
Next, I begin on the outside piece. I iron on the heavy weight fusible interfacing to the outside (or front) piece. This gives it the strength it needs to support all the needles.
|Front or outside piece|
I just learned this stitch this year. I have a girlfriend who can truly make it invisible. I have searched a pillow she made me to find the seam that she hand-stitched, and I can't find it! Amazing. Someday, I'll be that good.... ah, Perfection is so elusive.
Back on topic... I love making the knitting needle cases. It's a fun project that is very rewarding to look at. I have completed 4 new ones this week, and I have about 8 more cut out and ready to start. Busy busy... So, here's a look at what I've done and still need to do this week.
|Teal green and blue Asian floral|
|I especially love these three batiks!|
|the dragonflies are my favorite here|