I have recently started hand sewing clothes for my art dolls which means one thing... I need to organize my needles! Look at this, this makes me crazy, this is how I used to keep my needles, in a plastic Ziploc baggie. (When I decided to take the picture I had already taken out all of the needles but you get the point)
One of the perks of being creative is that I can do something about my needle fiasco without spending a dime... make something a little bit more attractive and organized.
Let me backtrack just a bit. A few weeks ago when I asked my mom if she had any Elinor Peace Bailey patterns or books (and of course she did!) she also had fabric. Elinor Peace Bailey Fabric, who knew! I wanted to save it for something special and unique because it's so cool looking, and you can't just use this fabric for anything because it is so eccentric.
I wanted to make a quilted needle holder so I picked out a solid color for the interior (so I could actually see my needles) and free-form quilted it.
Then I squared it up
And as I was sewing the binding on I decided to put a clear pocket on one side for other sewing essentials like a thimble and scissors. The binding isn't perfect but it works. Now my chaotic world is in harmony again because I can find the needle I need just at a glance.