Here is the needlecase that matches the project bag that I shared a picture of yesterday - the pattern is called "When Stitches are Sewn" by the Australian designer Gail Pan. The pattern was included in a kit that I'd bought a couple of months ago from Poppy Patch, and included these fabrics from the Swan Cottage collection, by Lynette Anderson. I substituted my own fabric for the stitchery background, and used another print also designed by Lynette. The hand embroidery was completed using a variegated thread, from the Cosmo Seasons range, shade 5208 to match the colours in the fabrics. There wasn't enough ric-rac trimming in the kit for the needlecase too, so I added a piece of vintage lace instead...
...inside the needlecase, there are 3 pockets for storing packets of needles and threads. The front pocket is also hand embroidered using some simple stitches...
...I added my own touch to this pattern, and stitched a piece of woolfelt inside to use as a needle keeper, trimmed with another piece of vintage lace. A few speacial heart topped pins were added as this was made for a very special person, with lots of love...
...both the project bag and the needlecase were posted off to my sister last week for her birthday. She's an excellent knitter and hand sewer, so I hope she'll find these useful.
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