Rose Cottage Needlebook
• Coordinating sewing thread • Straight pins • Pinking shears • Sewing machine (optional)
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Fold stitched piece in half again, press and then trim stitched piece to 1" from stitching on bottom, right and top sides, making sure to trim the back half to match with front half.
Trim 9" x 12" cotton fabric to same size as unfolded stitched piece. Cut batting slightly smaller than unfolded stitched piece.
Place stitched piece and trimmed cotton fabric, right sides together, on top of batting and pin edges to hold. Sew together using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a 2" opening for turning. Turn needlebook right side out and sew opening closed.
Trim edges of 4" x 8" cotton fabric piece with pinking shears. Attach center of piece to fold inside needlebook using coordinating thread.
Referring to photo for placement, attach two coordinating buttons to front of needlebook.
Open needlebook; attach ribbon pieces to the inside, centered on each short end, using coordinating thread and remaining buttons. Close needlebook and tie ribbons together in a bow.