This week I made the rubber stamped, embroidered bird into a needle case as a birthday pressie for a friend.
Here was the start of the project, rubber stamped and then starting to fill the design in with embroidery floss.
The plan was to make the needle case look like a little book so I choose some interesting fabric for the back and then I did a spine which is also a rubber stamped ruler design. Stitched all 3 elements together.
I used a floral fabric for the inside and I stiffened the book by lining it with some pelmet fabric.
The layers were stitched together and I sandwiched a ribbon at each end to tie it closed once it's done.
I then added some felt 'pages' stitched down the spine for attaching the pins & needles to.
I also added a little inside pocket using some groovy vintage decorative ribbon and this can hold a needle threader.
That's it virtually done, I finished it off with a bit more embellishing on the front and voila, a mixed media needle case.