printable // matchbook needle books
Two weeks ago I shared my very non-technical guide for choosing the right needle for the right job. In that same spirit, I thought I might make it easier for all of us to keep those needles separated by their types: small, big, and just right.
The idea for these printable needle books that work like a matchbook came from Kristen of Hey Paul Studios. She packages needles like this for embroidery kits, and when I saw hers (they were polka dot!), I knew that I needed to make some that are printable.
To make yours, you'll need:
Felt (I recommend wool or wool blend...it makes your needles happy!)
Needle Size Matchbook Printable
Cut out around the rectangles, then fold on the lines.
Cut a piece of felt that is just a little smaller than the back section of the needle book. If you print these at 100%, the felt should be about 1-3/4 x 2-1/8 inches. Place it on the inside of the matchbook and fold the short end up over it.
Staple through all the layers on the line, and then add your needles.
Fold the top over and tuck it in the flap.
Repeat for all of your needle size needs!
I also made this Crafty Characters version that I'll be sending out to folks on my mailing list later this week. If you'd like to get near-monthly emails from me with bits of news, special offers, and freebies (like this bonus printable!), you'll find the sign up on my Connect page.