This past weekend, I worked up this little Wool Felt Needlebook as part of Rachel at Stitched in Color’s Handstitched Class.

Wool Felt Needlebook

I need to improve my stitch consistency, but I’m so pleased with how much I enjoyed the process. I reviewed the videos and instructions, then moved around from activity to activity with my toddler – squeezing in a few stitches here and there. I’ve been looking for something portable to sew while at the playground or waiting to pick up my little one from school.

I purchased the Romance bundle of wool felt from Benzie’s Etsy shop.

I found a little box of spare buttons that I’ve collected over the years.  The one I used actually says “Nautical” on the other side, but it was the right size and shade so I just turned it over.  I also cut out a small luna moth to trace onto the cover for the reverse appliqué.

Starting my Wool Felt Needlebook. #handstitchedclass #uglybutton #4x7sewingchallenge

I had my heart set on using this Fanfare print from Anna Maria Horner’s Hand Draw Garden line.  I only had enough for the inside of the book, but an easy modification to the pattern let me have one print on either side – and meant that my small piece of Fanfare fit perfectly.

Wool Felt Needlebook

When I placed my scissor sleeve, I left a little room for a marking pencil to the right.

Wool Felt Needlebook

The pattern for this needle book is included in the Handstitched Class. Check in her shop to see if Rachel is still accepting students. If you’re too busy for a class right now, one of the class options comes with an ebook for you to review at your leisure.


Linking up with Amanda Jean at crazymomquilts.


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