Most knitters I know have lots and lots of needles, and I’m one of them! And when you get as many as I have it is so hard to keep track of them all. Currently, I have most of them thrown in a craft storage tub, paired together in the bags they came in. That makes it hard for me to find the size I need, when I need it.
So, I decided to look at interchangeable needle cases, as most of the needles I have are interchangeables. Oh my goodness, they are expensive. $50 to get one that holds only 10 sets, one of each size from 4 to 13. That’s not good enough! I have like 3 pairs of 4’s, 4 pairs of 5’s and more than one set of other sizes too!
So my mom suggested I make one. I can sew, so why not try? Mom has loads of fabric, because she quilts. I just needed to find a pattern. I found this one by Liesl Made for free. Free is a good price! I modified her design a bit. I did needle pockets on both sides, and cable pockets on both sides of the center, so it would work for me.
Here are pictures of mine:
Top left is the outside, open. Top right is the inside. Bottom is the case closed. 🙂 The white tags on the inside picture are size tags.
I’m going to be making a second bag, using the Case in Point pattern by Annie. When I get it done, I;ll post pictures of it too! In case you don’t want to click through, here is the pattern front page: