When I started sewing more regularly (last August!) my Mum mentioned that she would like a knitting needle case as she couldn’t find one that matched the style she wanted. My original thought was to make one for Christmas but I forgot and then by the time I remembered, I hadn’t got enough time. So I set out to make one in July for her birthday – August 6th.
I had a good look around online to get some ideas for the one I wanted to make. I wanted the make to be ‘fairly’ simple but also pretty and useful. By combining a few ideas, I chose to make a roll with three horizontal sections for different sized needles. I also want to add a bit of extra detail so I decided to quilt the outer piece of fabric.
I quilted the outer piece, stitched the pockets onto the inner piece, placed right sides together, stitched around the edge and flipped it through a hole. In parts, it was quite difficult to sew as it had several layers, particularly along the bottom edge. To close the gap where I flipped it , I did a simple line of topstitching around the upper edge.
I’ve just noticed that I should have given it a better press before I sent it!
Notice the little flap at the top too; this is to place over the longer knitting needles to prevent them from falling out when it is rolled up.
It took a couple of weeks to get to Mum so it was a little bit late :-0 but she loves it!
11 thoughts on “Mum’s Knitting Needle Case”
Lovely case. And one very happy mum 🙂
She was really pleased with it…which I’m glad about too!
What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Nicely done!!
Thanks – she really likes it too which has made me really happy!
That’s quite a collection of knitting needles there! What a lovely gift which is obviously being well used already.
Yes she does have quite a range…and now they have a pretty little home 🙂
You are such a wonderful daughter!! That was a really beautiful gift!
Love this post, I bet she was pleased and proud in equal measures 🙂
My Mum’s a demon knitter as well, and I made her a very similar needle case! Wish I’d quilted it now….. 🙂 That looks super cute and I love the fabric combinations!
So pretty! And what a cute and happy pic of your Mum–you two look a lot alike. 🙂