Sunday, December 09, 2007

[ Tutorial ] - "Needle Minder"

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
2. (Super) glue
3. Scissors
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...

Step Four :

Put stitched piece on the Jam Jar Lid top, and cover the Quilt Batting and the Magnet with it.

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".

Then, FINISH!!
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

Thank you!!

Design from "In The Pink" © Ewe Eye & Friends
35ct Wichelt Linen (Cream / Ivory)


Nancy said...

Thank you for doing this Yuko! You have explained it very well. It is a pretty needleminder, and I will be making some after the holidays.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a SUPER tutorial! Clearly written, super pictures and well done all the way around! This is an ingenious thing! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

Pumpkin said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Yuko! It's very well written if you ask me :o)

Susimac said...

Brilliant tutorial Yuko and its easy to follow, I'm going to make one of those very soon.

Cindy said...

Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial! I want to try to make one of these soon :)

Anonymous said...

yuko, Thank you for sharing this idea

Yasmin said...

Hi Yuko,
Great tutorial! It's very clear... I'm ecstatic to be the receipient of this needle minder. :))

Mindi said...

Wonderful tutorial Yuko, the photos and explanations make this look very easy.

Sally said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial Yuko:) I shall have to try one of these.

Paisley said...

Very well done tutorial, Yuko! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi!Yuko thank you for sharing, your explainations are very clear and thank you for your friendship.
Bonne nuit Yuko!

Hearty Bakes said...

Thank you Yuko for sharing this detailed and illustrated tutorial. I will want to make one too.

Jinger said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. The pictures and descriptions made everything very easy to understand.

You do lovely work and have a great blog.

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko = What a great tutorial. It is so easy to understand and as usual your photos are beautiful. I will have to have a go at making one. - By the way I love your sheep that you have in your photos. - Sandra.

Unknown said...

gracias Yuko muy buiena idea.... y debo felicitarte tienes trabajos envcantadores....y u gusto exquisito

Sachiko said...

Hello Yuko!
Sorry..I haven't seen you for a long time.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
It is easy to understand your tutorial very much.

Wendy said...

Wonderful tutorial, Yuko! Thank you so much for making it look so simple and easy to do :-D

Zebulines said...

It's a great idea ! Simply to make et lovely to see ! Thanks for this tutorial !

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your work and to share with us over the world !

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Yuko , for this tutorial ;o) I like it a lot !! and try to do it soon ....
I thank Echevette from France who gave me the link to your marvellous blog !!
biz breizh ;o)
bye !!!!!

Anonymous said...


Anita said...

Great Tutorial and thank you for taking time to do that for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this tutorial ! i have a poor english too, but i understood it very well ! now i have to buy a super magnet and salsa sauce ! lol

Patricia Lessell said...

Yuko what a great tutorial so clear even I can follow this. Thank you so much for doing this. Love Patti xxx

Lillie said...

That's a great tutorial Yuko. Thank you for sharing. Have a good weekend

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial.

You are so talented Yuko. Thanks again.

Hitomi said...

Hi Yuko,
What a Super tutorial! I can understand it very clear. Thank you so much! I try it anytime soon:-))

Carmen said...

a wonderful idea!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this tutorial, and don't worry, it's clear and easy to understand... Have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Hi Yuko - I'm catching up with my blog reading and found your tutorial. Your explanations are excellent!! Thank you so much for your help making such a fun project. I'm a big fan of your stitching talents.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Thanks for a wonderful tutorial!

pimlico62 said...

Hello Yuko! I found the link to your blog thanks to Echevette, as most French stitchers here do, I think, and I thank you a lot for your tutorial! It's both clear and simple.

Laura said...

bella idea e simpatica


Bine said...

What a fantastic idea!!!! And thank you so much for this awesome tutorial!!!! I can't wait to give it a try!!! Maybe I can even use the little halloween design that is still unfinished in my drawer....and send it to friend who's having birthday soon :) You are so creative!!!

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