Sunday, December 6, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts: Felt Needle Book

I made most of my
Christmas gifts this year.

Making your own gifts is budget friendly,
planet friendly, and from the heart.

If you read my earlier Christmas gift posts,
you will remember that we
have a lot of women
in my family who sew.

These are some of the same wonderful
women that I made those

I think needle books are so easy
to make and useful for the recipient.

A perfect gift for grandmas,
teachers, babysitters going off to college, etc.

This is a simple project
that you can make with your own
children, to keep or give as gifts.

Start with a few rectangles of felt,
with a contrasting color for the cover.
(We like to use recycled Eco-Felt
made from old plastic bottles!)

Fold them in half,
sew with a machine or by hand
along the "spine" of the needle book
and you're good to go!

You can decorate the cover
with felt and button flowers,
iron on patches,
felt applique....
the possibilities are endless!

I saw a really cute version of these
years ago in Family Fun Magazine --

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