Free Hand Machine Embroidered Needle Case
After a very wet week the rain finally stopped today and, as the sun came streaming in through my study windows, I was to be found happily stitching away creating this cute little needlecase.
As ever it's very much an upcycled project and regular readers will recognise the linen as being from a second hand pair of curtains which I have used for numerous previous projects. The wonderfully kitsch floral print fabric was also sourced at a car boot sale and I just love its vintage vibe!
The adorable mother bird and babies work perfectly with the soft pastel colours and were based on a digital stamp designed by the very talented Wendy Massey over at 'Handmade Harbour'. If you feel inspired to create your own applique or papercraft project with this cute stamp you can purchase it here.
The case has two large pockets on the front and back inside covers which are just the right size to hold a few essential sewing items such as embroidery scissors, unpicker or skeins of yarn. I'm going to use it as a little travel sewing set and it will certainly be an improvement on the ripped plastic zipper bag I normally shove in my pocket!
Needle cases make great presents and my niece has just started sewing, having saved up her own money to buy her first sewing machine. I'm sure she would be delighted to receive a case with her name embroidered on it xx
"Martha's new machine"