Make all this issue’s projects
All the shapes for this issue’s makes. Unless otherwise stated, templates are shown at 100%. You can find the full-size templates ready to download from www.molliemakes.com
Pre-cut yellow and pink felt Printed fabric pieces Ribbon Needle and thread Hexagon paper pieces
Make a needlecase
Trim the largest rectangle of fabric to 15 x 7.5cm (6x 3") for the inside pages. We used pinking shears for a pretty finish, and to help prevent fraying. Set aside for later.
02 Take the two small fabric rectangles and fold in half to find the centres. Cut to create
four squares of fabric. 03 Take the fabric square and
fold in half. Cut in half, then fold each of the resulting rectangles and cut each in half again. 04 You’ll now have eight small
squares of fabric. Choose seven for the front of the case. The eighth will be sewn to the back.
Making the hexagon motif
05 Pin a hexie paper piece to the wrong side of your fabric. Fold over the top right side of fabric, then the top side. On the folded corner, push the needle through
both flaps of fabric but not the paper. Push through again, then
repeat on every corner except
the last. Tuck the final corner in the same direction as the
rest. Knot off when the hexie is complete. Whip stitch seven into the flower formation shown.
Constructing the needlecase
06 Use small tacking stitches to
attach the flower centrally to the pink felt.
07 Place the large rectangle of fabric centrally on top of the yellow felt. Onto the fabric,
place the ribbon as shown. Pin in place, and fold the whole
needlecase in half to find the ‘spine’ of the case. Press with your fingers to make a crease.
08 Sew the fabric and ribbon to the felt along the length of the
spine using running stitch. 09 Close the needlecase and place the pink felt, with the hexagon motif facing up, on to the centre of the front ‘cover’. Pin in place and use a running stitch
all around the edge to attach. 10 Turn the case over and sew your remaining fabric hexagon onto the back of the needlecase.
11 Fill up your super-sweet needlecase with your most used
needles and pins, and enjoy for yourself or give as a gift – if you can bear to part with it!