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Printable Matchbook Style 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:

Card stock
Scissors
Felt (I recommend wool or wool blend...it makes your needles happy!)
Stapler
Needles

Needle Size Matchbook Printable

Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books

Cut out around the rectangles, then fold on the lines.

Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books

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.

Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books

Staple through all the layers on the line, and then add your needles.

Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books

Fold the top over and tuck it in the flap.

Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books
Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books


Repeat for all of your needle size needs!

Printable Matchbook Style Needle Books

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.

19 comments:

  1. I tried to go to the print page and it keeps saying error 400, and show's something totally different than what it should. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks for sharing and hugs,
    Vicki

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  2. Ack! Try it now. One missing "/" in my code threw it off. Thank you so much for letting me know!

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  3. That's so fun! Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  4. Angie2:12 PM

    I love this! What a cute way to store needles :D

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  5. These are so stinkin' cute!

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  6. Cute! Love this idea.

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  7. Very cool idea - thanks for sharing!

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  8. Shauna8:55 AM

    So cute!! :)

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  9. Perfection!!! Love 'em!

    Thank you!

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  10. Oh this just too awesome. LOVE IT!

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  11. Can you please post the link to the Crafty characters needle book? It's adorable! Thanks!

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    1. Are you on the mailing list? It's going to be coming out very soon!

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  12. Anonymous3:49 AM

    Thanks a lot!
    It's a good idea, that could "match" well to tidy up earrings, I think...
    Caramise

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  13. These are so adorably cute. I think I need to make these for myself now. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Is there any way to still get a copy of the crafty characters needle book? :( I know, I'm a couple years late... but it's so stinkin' cute...

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    1. I think it's about time that I get this up and available to all. Watch for a post with the download soon. Thanks!

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