This pouch has twelve slots in the tall pocket, and six slots in the short pocket.
It has a fold over and velcro top, to keep the needles from falling out.
And it rolls up and secures with a tie.
For the large pieces of fabric that make up the front and back of the pouch cut two (2) pieces of fabric each 17" wide x 20" tall.
For the tall pocket cut one (1) piece of fabric 17" wide x 9" tall.
For the short pocket cut one (1) piece of fabric 17" wide x 5" tall.
I made each of these pieces of fabric in different, coordinating colors - but you can certainly make them all the same color if you want:)
The decorative lining on the top of each pocket is made with a piece of fabric 17" wide x 2" tall. Cut two (2) pieces of fabric 17" x 2".
To begin, take your tall pocket (17" x 9") and, with right sides together, sew the lining piece to the top of the pocket.
Place the pocket on top of the inside piece of fabric, which measures 17" x 20". Align the pocket and this large piece of fabric along the bottom edge as shown. Both right sides of the fabric will be facing you.
First, measure in 1" from each side. I usually make a mark toward the bottom of the pocket, a mark toward the top of the pocket, connect the marks with a ruler and draw my line.
From that 1" mark, start marking every 1.25" until you go all the way across the pocket. You should meet up perfectly with the 1" mark on the other side.
Do not sew along the mark 1" from each edge - but do sew along each other line (shown in red below).
Line the pocket up along the bottom of the larger pocket and pin.
Pin the ribbon in place at the edge.
The ribbon will be smashed inside.
Pin very well along all the edges.
Top stitch around the entire outside edge using 1/8" seam allowance.
But sure to stitch multiple times over the section securing the ribbon to fortify it.
In order to ensure that the needles to not fall out, the top can be flipped down. Velcro will fasten the flap.
Sew velcro into the two top corners
Using your longest knitting needle, fold the top down and place the corresponding velcro the appropriate distance from the top.
Your knitting needle holder is ready to fill and roll up!
The would be the perfect gift for a knitting friend (or a crocheting friend! this pattern can be adapted to fit crochet needles as well).
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