Saturday, May 22, 2010

Needle storage solution for those who enjoy hand-stitching on their layouts.

I created a little matchbook to store some of my sewing needles with my scrapping supplies. I did have them stored in a little box, but the lid wasn't too secure so that they might spill easily and it was rather difficult to remove them without accidentally poking myself.

So here's some directions on how I made mine:
Take a 2"x10" strip of cardstock weight patterned paper, and fold it at 1", 5 1/2" and at 5 3/4". Fold this into a matchbook shape. Next, take a 2"x4 1/2" strip of thin boxboard, and glue it to the inside back of the matchbook for added support. Next take a 2"x4 1/2" piece of cardstock and fold it at 1 1/2" and at 2 1/4". Pierced the fold lines at even intervals with a small/thin needle. Tuck the longer end (to the fold line) into the small flap of the matchbook. Fold the large flap under the smaller one; staple the small flap closed, making sure you don't catch the top flap. Decorate as desired, and then insert the needles through the pierced holes.

Have fun sewing on your layouts.

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