Monday, August 09, 2010

Knitting Needle Holder

I had these black gingham curtains in my kitchen but recently got new ones. So I cut the bottom half into dish towels (it's a nice, heavy cotton), and was left with the top half where the casing is for the curtain rod.

So I'm cleaning out my office the other day and thinking of new projects and I suddenly realized the casing was just the right size for knitting needles!

I cut along the casing in increments big enough to hold two pairs of needles--one goes in the casing and one goes where the ruffle would have been. I actually have enough to make a second holder if I want to.

When I cut this, I left enough 'extra' along the edge so I could sew two of the pieces together. Then I cut a flat piece big enough to fold over the tops of the knitting needles. (I had made a crochet hook case with no top and the stupid things are always sliding out.)

I sewed the two pieces right sides together. If I make another, I will finish the edges of the outside piece before I do this, but I just folded in the raw edge and did a zig-zag over it.

If I get really ambitious I might put an elastic loop and button on it. But I like it as it is, for now. I'm only just getting back into knitting again so I treated myself to a set of needles!

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Fiona Designs said...

This is great - I need one of these!

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Nanci said...

Really great upcycling idea! VERY clever of you.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I might have to add this to my list of things to make. :)

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