Here it is! This is a "Needle Minder" tutorial as I promised to post.
I hope this would be helpful and useful when you make "Needle Minder" by yourself!
It's really easy, so anyone can make, I believe! Let's try to make!
Gather all the needed supplies to assemble a "Needle Minder" :
1. Jam Jar Lid
4. Double-stick Tape (both sides sticky tape ?)
5. SUPER Magnet (I highly recommend SUPER one, I found them at the "Tole Paint" stuffs counter at craft shop.)
6. Quilt Batting
7. Stitched Piece
8. Backing Fabric
9. Ribbon or Braid
Step One :
Spread glue inside bottom of Jam Jar Lid.
Then, put cut-out Quilt Batting on it to stick, and fill the Jam Jar Lid up with Quilt Batting, lay some sheets of Quilt Batting one on top another.
Step Two :
After filled the Jam Jar Lid up with Quilt Batting, like the photo on the left hand side, spread glue on the Magnet, then put it (magnet) on the center of Quilt Batting (Jam Jar Lid).
Step Three :
Stick Double-stick tape (both sides sticky tape ?) around the edge of Jam Jar Lid, like light blue part in the right hand side photo...
Then, make a slit in a piece of around the edge of the stitched piece to easy to stick and make beautiful circle shape.
(please see the photos above and on the right hand side...)
Step Five :
Spread glue on the outside bottom of Jam Jar Lid, and stick another cut-out Quilt Batting there, to hide the print of the lid or to make soft touch for the finished piece.
(please see the photo on the left hand side...)
Step Six :
Do the process "Step Three" (Stick Double-stick tape around the edge of Jam Jar Lid) again, then do the process "Step Four" again, this time is for the backing fabric, like the photo on the right hand side.
(* It doesn't matter even if the joint part is a bit mess at this moment...)
Step Seven :
Spread glue around the edge of the joint part of "Step Six", like the photo on the right hand side, to bind around with ribbon later.
Step Eight :
Bind around the edge of Jam Jar Lid with ribbon, to hide the mess part of "Step Six".
Here is the hand made "Needle Minder" !!
This is the back of the "Needle Minder".
The Jam Jar Lid which I used to make "Needle Minder" this time was the one that's shape of around the edge was a bit wavy, as you can see from the photo on the left hand side.
I think it's better not use wavy around Lid when you make your "Needle Minder".
Of course you can use any kinds of Jar Lid, big one, smaller one, Salsa sauce Lid (lol, I love it), etc... you can make your own with your favourite stitch!
And I think it's good for small presents for friends who use needles often!
This is my bad habit, though I often loose needles, so I decided to make my own "Needle Minder" !
This time I presented this for my friend, but I will make some for myself and for friends!
I do hope you all can make your own favourite "Needle Minder" by this tutorial!!
P.S. Sorry for my poor English... I don't even know some nominal names...
I do hope you could understand how to make mainly by photos, :D