Hey y’all, this is Chantal. Today, we are continuing to create beautiful accessories for our sewing and embroidery supplies. Our pin and needle holder (made from drapery tape), featuring Crafter’s Inks and Background Stamps by Ann Butler, is a great way to have pins and needles ready for your projects and for me, it is also so beautiful that it graces my end table by my embroidery basket.
These holders are great for using your stash of scraps and embellishments along with creating your own fabric and buttons with the background stamps. And for a little extra, I show how to make a thread winder with stamped paper and a Sizzix die.
Let’s get started…
Using drapery tape, cut desired size for needle holder.
Cut the muslin slightly smaller than the drapery tape. Using Ann Butler’s Crafters Ink in Desert Sand and the basket weave pattern stamp from the Background Stamps by Clearsnap, ink the stamp, stamp the fabric to cover the piece of muslin. Heat set with iron.
Cut another piece of floral fabric slightly smaller than the stamped fabric. Pin all three layers together and machine stitch by going around the stamped layer and the floral layer.
Cut the inner layer of batting/felt slightly smaller than the drapery tape. Pin in place. Machine stitch down the center of all 4 layers.
This creates the fold.
Using muslin and the stamps from step 2, stamp more fabric to be used for buttons. Heat set.
Following the directions on the Cover Button Kit, cut fabric and cover the buttons. I used a total of 4 buttons. Set 3 aside to be added when all the hand stitching is done.
With embroidery floss, thread embroidery needle. Stitch your choice of embellishments such as stamped words, metal charms and one of the large buttons.
Using Fabri-Tac, adhere the 3 remaining buttons. Set aside to dry. To finish, see Success in stitching tips.
Creating the Thread Winder:
On white cardstock, using blender applicator and Desert Sand, apply ink to page. It goes on so smoothly!!
Stamp basket weave pattern using Canyon. Remember these are juicy stamps!
Using heat tool, heat set the inks.
With the Sizzix die or one similar, cut the desired shape -2 from cardstock and 1 from chipboard
Using adhesive of choice, adhere the papers to the chipboard
Wind embroidery floss around the winder.
Success in stitching tips:
*For the inner layer, you can use batting or felt. You can also create many “pages” just by adding more layers of felt and sewing them all at once,
*Using Fabri-Tac is a great way to add multiple embellishments that may not be able to be sewn on.
*Varying the fabrics, using appliques and different embroidery stitches, you can create many holders and even give as gifts.
*To cover stitching on the inside front cover, cut desired size from muslin fabric, apply Heat n bond, and then iron in place. Repeat on the back inside cover if desired.
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Ann Butler Design Products used:
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Sizzix die, French General Thread Winder
- Muslin Fabric
- Floral fabric or fabric of choice
- Drapery Tape
- Batting or felt
- Heat n bond
- Cardstock, white
- Chipboard or heavy mat board
- Heat tool
- Cover Button kit
- Words stamped
- Metal embellishment *optional
- Sewing Machine
- Coordinating thread
- Embroidery floss
- Small scissors