In need for some sewing needle storage ideas? Elevate the classic pincushion to new heights with a sewing needle organizer! This sewing needle holder is super fast & easy to make and helps you keep track of your sewing needles at all times!
Hey, guys! Today I have a very quick sewing project/tip! It’s something I’ve done in less than 10 minutes (literally, no kidding!) but is a huge help in my sewing room: a sewing needle holder sewn into a pincushion!
I my sewing room set up I showed you the cabinet where I keep the supplies I use most often, sewing needles included. The cabinet is super handy, placed right under my sewing desk so I can easily and quickly reach my sewing needles, pins, thread spools and bobbins when I sew. My sewing needles are all stored in this cabinet, in their original cases, and I keep the cases stored in one of the rope bowls I sewed a while ago so they’re easy to identify in a pinch.
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But I thought I should go one step forward and make my life even more easy and my sewing a little faster (in addition to following these tips for sewing faster!). So I decided to make a little pincushion as a sewing needle holder. This sewing needle organizer is absolutely fabulous! It has a little handy dandy chart printed on for needle types and sizes and I keep this pincushion right on my sewing table, making swapping needles such a breeze! This is particularly helpful on projects with mixed fabric types where I need to use different needles for each fabric type.
Plus this needle pincushion looks so cute and makes your sewing room look pretty fancy and unique (not many people have this kind of pincushion, right?). And not to mention it takes just a few minutes to make, from cutting the fabric, printing the chart on and sewing! It’s truly that simple and quick, so why not make your own sewing needle holder right now?
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Sewing needle holder
- 2 pieces of fabric scraps (preferably cotton)
- sewing needle chart template
- inkjet or bubble jet printer with pigment ink
- matching thread
- sewing machine
- pressing iron
- Print the sewing needle chart template on fabric as indicated in this tutorial.
- Cut both the front and back fabric to size, leaving about 1″ allowance on all edges.
- Place the front and back fabric right sides together and pin all sides.
- Sew the pinned area with 1/4″ allowance, leaving a small gap to turn the fabric out in one side.
- Trim all seams to half and clip the corners as indicated in this tutorial (read clipping outer corners).
- Turn fabric right side out through the gap you left in one side and use this tip to push corners out and make perfectly neat and sharp corners.
- Smooth out all seams, press the gap inside 1/8″ then press the fabric well with your pressing iron.
- Fill the pincushion with poly-fill then hand stitch the gap or edge stitch with your sewing machine, pushing the poly-fill inside as much as possible to create room for sewing.
- Distribute the poly-fill evenly.
- Pin sewing needles to the chart on the pincushion.
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