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By Wunderlabel on 01/08/2021 | Updated on 06/06/2024

Knitting Needle Case

Free Tutorial: Sew a Knitting Needle Case

You know that feeling when you want to do something creative like handcraft, inspiration strikes and you can’t wait to get started? Then you can’t find your tools! This problem is solved with our easy Knitting Needle Case Tutorial that is necessary for every knitter. This knitting needle holder is suitable for different needle: circular  needles up to x 6 sizes, DPNS, long knitting needles or tunisian crochet needle. You can also use it as a crochet bag organizer.

A sewing knitting needle case is a practical and essential accessory for anyone who enjoys knitting or sewing. Here are some of its advantages:

  1. Organization: It helps keep all your knitting needles and sewing tools neatly organized in one place, preventing them from getting lost or misplaced.

  2. Portability: A interchangeable needle case A needle case makes it easy to carry your knitting needles and sewing tools with you wherever you go, making it convenient to take on the go for travel or crafting.

  3. Protection: The knitting organizer protects your needles and tools from damage, such as bending or breaking, ensuring they remain in good condition for longer.

  4. Time-saving: By having all your needles and tools in one organized place, you save time searching for the right needle or tool, allowing you to focus more on your projects.

  5. Storage: The stylish storage case provides a dedicated space for different types and sizes of needles, ensuring that you always have the right tools and accessoires for any project at hand.

  6. Aesthetics: Many needle cases come in attractive designs and materials, adding a touch of style to your knitting or sewing kit.

Overall, a sewing knitting bag is a useful accessory that enhances the efficiency, portability, and protection of your knitting tools. 

Needles up to 13 ¾” long fit well and when you have finished your project you can put everything away neatly and roll up the interchangeable knitting needle case.  If knitting is not your thing, you can also use the knitting needle storage bag to store your makeup brushes, paint brushes or pencils. It could be a perfect gift for you artisan friend. Pick some nice fabric and let’s get started!

For your knitting needle organizer, you will need

  • Cotton Fabric – ½ meter (about ½ yard) each of the outer fabric and lining
  • Interfacing – we used Vlieseline H640 but you can just use a similar interfacing, or none if the fabrics you are using are a heavier weight.
  • Sewing thread
  • Satin ribbon or cord – 1 m (about 1 yard)
  • Personalized woven labels

Tutorial Steps - Sew a Knitting Needle Case

For your foldable case: First cut your fabrics to size: you will need two rectangle pieces of outer fabric and one piece of lining fabric, each measuring 52 x 55 cm (approx 20.5” x 21.65”). Iron the interfacing onto the back of the lining following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Knitting Needle Case

Fold and iron a piece of outer fabric lengthwise, wrong sides together, so that it measures 26 x 55 cm approx 1.23” x 21.65”). Topstitch the folded edge - these will be your compartments for your knitting needle storage.

Knitting Needle Case

Place the folded piece of fabric under the piece of lining fabric and pin it in place. Then mark the individual compartments with chalk (or pins if the chalk is hard to see on your fabric). The spacing depends on your knitting needles - we sewed compartments with 3 cm (1.2”) spacing and some with 4 cm (1.5”) spacing, but you can also make them larger (for circular knitting needles for example).
Knitting Needle Case

Next, sew the compartments. Always start at the top and don't forget to lock your stitches. You can also use a narrow zigzag stitch for the first 5 mm so that the compartments don't open later. There is no need to lock the stitches at the bottom because the seam ends will be hidden in the seam allowance later.

Knitting Needle Case

Cut two 45 cm (17.75”) pieces of ribbon or cord and sew them into place, sewing the ends about 10 cm (about 4”) below the edge of your compartments onto one of the short ends of the lining fabric, with the ends of the ribbon/cord facing out.

Knitting Needle Case

Place the piece of outer fabric right sides together on the lining fabric and sew the two layers together with a seam allowance of 1 cm (.4”). Leave a turn opening of 8-10 cm (3-4”) in the middle of one of the short sides. Lock the stitches before and after the turn opening. Trim the seam allowance at the corners and turn the bag inside out through the opening. Iron everything, making sure that the seam allowance at the turn opening is facing inward.

Knitting Needle Case

Topstitch the bag all the way around (closing the turn opening). We topstitched it twice to flatten the edge a bit. Iron the top 10 cm (4”) of the knitting needle case down: this will form a kind of "cover flap" for your knitting needle organizer.

Knitting Needle Case

You are now ready to attach your personalized label from Wunderlabel.

personalized Label on knitting needle bag

Now you can fill the case for knitting needles and close it - fold the top down, roll the bag up and tie the ribbon with a bow. Done!

Knitting Needle Case - roll up bag


Tip: Don't miss these blog posts from Wunderlabel for more knitting notions:

Knit Dog Sweater

How to Knit a Headband

Make Your Own Classic Tomato Pin Cushion

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