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Felt bird needle holder

This very cute needle holder is super quick to make and would make a lovely present, or a great accessory for your own sewing kit.

What you will need:

  1. 2  pieces of felt in contrasting colours
  2. A piece of card to make a stencil
  3. A feather for decoration
  4. Glass bead for bird’s eye
  5. Sewing machine
  6. Pva glue
  7. Bird stensil

Step 1

Cut the first piece of felt you want for the outer case 26cm in length and 9cm wide. The inner piece (contrasting colour) should be 24cm in length and 7cm in width. Find a bird stencil from the internet, you can choose any design you like, we just went with a very simple design made by ourselves. Cut out the bird shape onto the felt using the same colour as the small insert piece.

felt bird needle case sections


Step 2

Sew the bird to the contrasting large piece using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine. Go slowly to make sure it looks neat.


sewing machine with feltappliqué felt bird


Step 3

Place the inset onto the larger piece (make sure that the bird is on the other side!) And then choosing a running stitch on your machine, sew round the insert.

felt needle case insertsewing felt insert


Step 4

Glue on your feather and glass bead for the eye.

felt appliqué bird with feather


There you have it! a quick make! This would be an ideal Christmas gift for a budding sewer!

felt bird appliqué needle cases

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