How to Sew a Knitting Needle Carrying Case

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How to Sew a Knitting Needle Carrying Case
Knitting needles can be kept in order in a rolled needle case. (Knitting image by Maria Vtyurina from

A knitting needle case can be created from a large fabric place mat with a minimum of sewing because the edges are already finished. Fabric place mats are available in a large selection of colours and patterns at department and home furnishing stores. A tightly woven tapestry place mat or a sturdy canvas place mat in a solid colour would give contemporary touch to the knitting needle case.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Large 9-inch by 13-inch fabric place mat
  • Ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric marking pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • 12 inches, 1-inch wide grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Lay the place mat on a table width-wise. Measure and fold up the bottom one-third and pin in place with straight pins.

  2. 2

    Mark three vertical lines, 1-inch apart from the bottom of the fold to the edge beginning 1-inch from the left bottom edge, with the fabric marking pencil.

  3. 3

    Mark three vertical lines, 1½-inch apart, from the bottom of the fold to the edge, beginning 1½-inches from the right bottom edge.

  4. 4

    Sew through all marked lines on the sewing machine with a straight stitch.

  5. 5

    Place various sized knitting needles in the slots created by the stitching lines. Roll up the completed case and secure it closed with a loose 12-inch length of ribbon tied in a bow.

Tips and warnings

  • The centre of the ribbon can be attached to the outside of the case with a few small stitches, if desired.

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