This is one of my favourite things I have made! I wanted to teach an embroidery class and it's always nice to have something useful at the end of a class and you learn a new technique. My inspiration was a folded fabric needle case I received in a swap a couple of years ago and thought it could be a great way to show off pretty stitches. *Edit - the needle case I was kindly given in the swap was made by Cara of Pink Stitches.

The stitches range from basic to slightly more complicated and are all stitches I love to use in my embroidery. 

I chose a palette that feels quite folky, with a mix of subtle and bright colours. I used a combination of Aurifloss embroidery thread and perle cotton. The blue fabric reminded me of denim and the pop of the geo print from A Little Bird Told Me by Lewis and Irene makes me smile. 

I added a magnetic fastener so it stays nice and secure when you're carrying it around and you can use the different sections to separate your needles. In mine I have written the various types of needles I use at the top of each section so I know which ones to use! You could even embroider them if you wanted to.

I will be teaching my Stitchy Pie class on Thursday 26th November, all the details of my classes are posted HERE. See the Patchfinders website for a list of all the classes and how to book. Booking Day is tomorrow, bookings are being taken in person from 9:30am and on the phone from 11:30am.

**UPDATE! The pattern is now available to buy, click here or visit my Etsy shop. This is slightly different, the magnetic closure proved to be too strong so I recommend using a snap. The pattern includes full instructions and templates.

✓ another check off my finish-along list!

My needles are in order and it's time for me to get back to some hand sewing, these clam shells are calling me :)

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