Friday, December 4, 2015

[finished] Envelope Needlebook

This week I finished another envelope needlebook. My sister made me an envelope needlebook years ago, and I use it all the time. I've used hers as a template a couple times since she and I have searched the interwebs and failed to find the original tutorial. I just finished this needlebook and I hope to have it posted to a friend soon!

I fussy-cut the stamp from a scrap of Japanese linen blend. The outer fabric is silk from India that a friend passed on to me.

The front of the envelope. The silk proved hard to photograph - my camera phone cannot deal with the sheen.

The lining is a scrap of Carolyn Friedlander Architextures. I love using text prints for the inside of these needlebooks. The lines on this print remind me of a security envelope. I think this needlebook is so clever and cute, I see a lot of them in my future. I'm working on a template and tutorial for these - I'll be sharing that next week!

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts finish-it-up-Friday post. It's always a nice motivation to finish things!


  1. That is such a cool idea. I love the fabric you used. I'm going to need to store this idea way for future sewing.

  2. This is GREAT!!! I will look forward to see your tutorial on this!

  3. What do you use for the pages of the needlebook?
    I made one years ago with a synthetic felt and the needles rusted.
    Yours is just darling!

  4. I'm sorry to hear your needlebook didn't work out so well :( I used a wool/poly blend felt. I suspect that's what my sister used, too, and my needles haven't rusted (yet).