Sunday, July 1, 2012

Double Point Needle Case

I have always known that I have many double point knitting needles, but I didn't know exactly how many. I finally got around to organizing my knitting needles, and that was when I realized I own 10 sets of double point needles (DPN)! I have every size starting from size 00! I seriously needed a better way to organize these DPNs. There are many online tutorials on how to make roll-up cases to store them, but honestly, I am just not a "roll-up" kind of person. Check out what I eventually landed on.

I like how this folds up and closes with a magnetic snap.

The beauty of sewing this myself is I get to customize the dimensions and the number of pockets. Given I have ten sets, I decided to make ten slots. I will never be able to buy another set because no additional slots are available!

Lined with matching fabric; also my favorite!

You see the white lace printed on the linen lining? That's Lecien's signature.

Although this case looks simple to make, I struggled a bit. It was hard managing all the layers, and the flap for the closure with the magnetic snap was not easy either. But the hard work paid off, and I am so glad I risked using my favorite fabrics!

8 comments:

Maryse said...

This case is beautiful! A flat case looks better than a roll-up I agree ;-) You're dpns now have a happy home!!!

Anonymous said...

So innovative! Organized and beautiful.

Karen said...

Very cute! I don't think not having another slot would keep me from buying more needles, but it might slow me down!

Alex said...

So cute! love the linen.

Connie said...

Beautiful case, love the linen and what a perfect way to keep track of your needles! Thanks for sharing.
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Cyn ;-) said...

Great case! Brilliant idea to keep it flat rather than rolling it up. Pretty fabrics!

Chez Roo said...

It looks really great - I like the flat design better than the roll up too.

Leslie said...

this is really cute