Felted Knitting Needle Case

Felted knitting needle case from Warm Fuzzies

Felted knitting needle case from Warm Fuzzies

I have been thinking about making the knitting needle case from Betz White’s Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects for awhile.  My good friend’s birthday was a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be a perfect gift!  I used a nice wool sweater that I had picked up at Goodwill awhile back.  It was gray with a pretty orange border around the cuffs and bottom.  So, I tried to incorporate that into the design.  The project in the book has a sunflower embroidery, but I used the nest/bird embroidery that was featured in the family photo album project.  Inside is some cream, butter yellow, and orange 100% wool felt from my stash.  It came together very easily.  The directions were great and I had no issues at all.  It was a bit difficult to sew the bottom of the pocket just because of all the layers – sweater and two layers of wool felt.  I had to go over part of it a second time, but it looked fine.

Inside of case, used a decorative stitch on the flap

Inside of case, used a decorative stitch on the flap

Inside of case

Inside of case

Front of knitting needle case

Front of knitting needle case

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4 Responses

  1. Oh that is SO awesome!! Love it!!

  2. OMG… I love it! You did such a great job of using the different parts of the sweaters. We must have some very serious crafters in our area that skulk the aisles of our Salvation
    Army. Whenever I go there, there are so few wools to pick from. I do have a bag in my overstuffed attic closet that I need to get to. This is so inspiring. Love the choice you made on the applique! All around lovely!

  3. That is gorgeous! What a fantastic gift. You have wonderful talent. 🙂

  4. What a lovely gift. That turned out really nice.

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