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Old 09-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #31
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Great suggestions, all!

I no longer have it to show you, but I once made myself a needlecase by folding up a piece of felt fabric to make a pocket, and sewing lines in the pocket right through the background fabric, to hold various needles. Then I bent the top down to cover needles, and sewed snaps to hold the top in place. I hope to make another soon. Can you picture it?
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #32
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I was having the same problem with my needles. The gal at my local yarn shop said she used one of the decorative 4/6 photo storage boxes for her circular needles. She keeps them in their plastic bags and then lays them sideways in the box in size order.

I went to Michaels when they had a 50% off all storage sale and got a plastic box, really made for scrapbooking, that had 16 4/6 small photo cases in it and the circulars fit perfectly in the small boxes. I did have to either fold or cut some of the cardboard backing that comes with the needles making sure I kept the part that had the size and length of the needles. For the smaller size needles I was able to fit 2-3 needles of the same size in each case. The bigger gauge needles I could only get one in a case.
For my straight needles I got some plastic cases that has dividers in them that you can make different sizes. I have one for my double pts. and one for regular straights.
Hope this helps.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #33
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Oh, I like! Good find!
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
If you have interchangeables I can't recommend these enough! I have two now and I have 4 friends with them, too. I hate ties on needle cases and these have a snap. They do have a case that's larger now, but it has a tie. She has other needle cases as well, but I only use interchangeables so haven't seen those personally.

I know someone with this one as well and it's almost identical just a bit more expensive.

ETA: Oops that's not a tie it's a buckle sort of thing. That's probably okay then. Still like my snap though.
Thanks for the links! I bought one of the interchangeable needle cases for me (early birthday present! And I'm worth it ). While I was on etsy I bought a yarn bowl for my sister for Christmas as she refuses to learn how to wind a center-pull ball. Thanks again.
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