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« on: September 10, 2012 12:18:17 PM »

First challenge entry!

I recently bought a set of bamboo dpns and straights and needed a place to store them all. I picked out some precut fabric from walmart and went to work! I have 18 pairs of straights so I needed at least that many pockets wide. I laid all my needles out over the different fabrics and decided 3 rows would be the best way to go. I first measured around all the sets of dpns thinking they were bigger and needed more room and the other pairs would fit either way... I didn't have enough room for the 18 sets of straights. So I measured out 18 spots that where about 1.2 inches wide. Success!



It took a bit more fiddling to find out the right heights for the 3 rows, and I opted for the 3rd row to be slanted in case I need to fit some smaller needles back there. I left enough fabric on the top so that I could have a flap that folded over to keep any stray needles from falling out.

I got a lot of inspiration from looking at pictures on google and such, but didn't follow anyone particular.

It's not perfect, my seams could be straighter but I love it. I'm so glad I chose the colors I did! They make me happy!

Here is a close up of it..



And here is what it looks like rolled up! It is huge, I feel like I'm holding a yoga mat or something haha I love the red on the outside!


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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012 12:43:56 PM »

It looks great. I have been meaning to make one of these for a really long time; your fabric choices are really inspirational!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012 06:33:34 AM »

I love the fabric and the overall design. Good on you to organise your needles!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012 11:21:02 AM »

I love the fabric and the overall design. Good on you to organise your needles!

Thank you! I really love it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012 07:37:06 AM »

I like your fabric choices a lot Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012 06:44:56 PM »

nice design, i've been wanting one, but i haven't seen one with multiple rows before
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