I couldn’t find any cases for my dry felting needles, so I made one out of a coffee can and a piece of styrofoam.
This is not an actual step by step tutorial, but I think the photos are helpful and this case is extremely easy to make. It can be useful even if you have small cases for your needles, since this also serves as a holder for your needles.
- Styrofoam or dense foam or an old felting pad/sponge (I used styrofoam 3 cm/1,25 inches thick)
- Double sided adhesive tape
- Paint (optional)
How to make it
- Find a can that is a little higher than your longest needle (my needles are 8 cm/ 3,25 inches long and the coffee can is 10 cm/ 4 inches high). Use the can to trace onto the styrofoam and cut it out. If you are using something rigid like the styrofoam, cut it a little smaller so it can fit easily in the can.
- Put some double sided adhesive tape to secure the styrofoam in the can.
- The last step is to decorate the can as you wish. Paint, decoupage or glue some fabric and ribbons on it.
The photos below show some of the cases I have made for my crochet hooks and my needles.
This one is for my tunisian crochet hooks. They are very long, so I wanted to put them in a sturdy case, rather than in a soft fabric one. I used a cardboard tube and decorated it with decoupage. This was my very first attempt in the art of decoupage.
This is the first case I made for my crochet hooks. It was a very long time ago and I had only a few thin crochet hooks.
Now, my crochet hook case is big enough to hold all my crochet hooks (for now), from very thin to very thick. It has a flap that folds down to keep all of my hooks from falling out. To close it, I roll it up and use ribbon to keep it closed.
Old agenda organizers serve as cases for my needles. I replaced the paper pages with felt pages. To mark the size as well as the holes on the felt, I used one of the organizer’s paper pages as a template.
The first case is for my sewing, embroidery and beading needles.
The second case is for my sewing machine needles.