Your friends who stitch need Valentines, too. Here’s one that will last a while and remind someone they are special and loved.
This is our newest pattern for a little needle case we call “Heart Etui”. It takes a few hours to make…….just a few. It’s about 5” x 5” all in all and consists of two hearts hinged on one side and tied on the other.
I quilted the batting onto the front and back of the etui so the stitching would show on the outside.
I laid out the petal pieces to see the order of them and began pinning and blind stitching them in place, starting with the bottom-most petal.
I left the inside ends of the pieces open and removed the freezer paper from there. Once the basting threads are out, it’s easy to pull the paper out.
Inside, I added a pocket that buttons shut. Behind the pocket is a space for little scissors, held in by a ribbon. I used gross grain ribbon for this. It’s kind of wide, but it wears very well. Satin ribbon is pretty, but wears out after constant use. I had some novelty buttons, as you can see, which add a little whimsy to the effort.
I added French Knots and Stem Stitching for detail on the flower and leaves.
The Heart Etui is easy to slip into a purse or bag and take along with you. You can sew while you wait for an appointment. I keep several different needle cases with me and have each one fully equipped. Since I do a lot of appliqué, I can keep my little project in a tote or a baggy with the etui, and sew when time allows.
You can purchase this pattern at Prairie Cottage Corner today.
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