Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Knitting Needle Holder Tutorial

so sorry my pix were deleted off of an old hosting site that is no longer available, until I can find them on my old computer, you can download the pdf here: PDF or go to instructables here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Knitting-Needle-Holder/

How to make the Knitting Needle Holder

1. Cut out you fabric, one each 3.5 inches x 16.5 inches, and 3.5 inches x 10 inches of both fabrics, this gives a seam allowance of 0.5 inch on each side, and 2 pieces of iron on interfacing in each size

2. Take your 2 smaller pieces and pin them RS together

3. Sew one short side of this

4. Press seam and turn RS out

5. Lay your newly sewn piece on top of the long lining piece, lining pieces facing each other, (pink) fabric on top

6. With these pieces lined up, measure the mid point, to where your going to sew your line that creates the pockets, mark this line to sew

7. Sew the line you just made up the middle, stopping at the top of the pocket

8. At this point I add the button that the elastic will hook to, or other closure you may want to use (Velcro, snaps)

9. Lay your pocket piece and your remaining fabric (the outside large piece) with RS together

10. Pull the elastic hair tie out of your hair like I did and pin it to the top of the holder, not the pocket end


11. Next your going to sew 3 sides, both long ends and the end with your elastic leaving the other short end open

12. Trim your sides and corners and turn right side out

13. Fold in seam on open end and top stitch closed

14. Enjoy your new holder or give as a gift with your homemade knitting needles

ETA: these measurements will fit up to 12 inch knitting needle and still close all the way, for a shorter needle you could add an extra button a little lower or shorten the pocket piece length. For a longer needle just add the extra inches you need into the length of the original measurements or add to the pocket piece length and raise the button

for example for a 14 inch knitting needle, to keep the same constraints, your fabric would need to be at least 3.5x18.5 for the long piece and 3.5 x 12 for the pocket piece.

using an elastic tie for the pocket also helps to make this adjustable


  1. Tks for sharing. Love it.

  2. merci pour vos jolies idées!!!
    i will try...
    claire k

  3. Hey, you ripped this off from Instructables! Copyright Infringement Violation!

  4. I posted this just to show how rude you are.. I posted this on instructables..you need to check your facts before you start leaving stupid comments

  5. This is great! I can't wait to try this myself. I have been wanting to find something just to carry my needles without bringing all of them with me. I keep all mine in a kitchen utensil crock at home for a great unique look and I have been wanting a carry along pouch for weekend visits to my in-laws house.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. ok so since I last posted my comment I have made six of these. I have been trying all sorts of cute material, cute buttons andd pretty fabric for the lining. It was so easy to make these. All I did was make a pattern from a brown paper bag, use those over and over to make consistent sized fabric, and then I cut my elastic band in half to use the other half for another pouch. I am having so much fun with these.

    For those who would like to know, this makes a pouch only for small size needles, I was a little disappointed in the size not being big enough for my larger needles, but I got over it when I saw how cute they are. Besides, a larger pouch wouldn't be able to fit nicely in my purse, whereas this one does. I am in love with this pattern and can't thank you enough for posting it!!

  7. I can't believe how many hits I get a day for this tute. I'm so happy people still visit my blog. I'm trying to get back into blogging and tutes now that my little one is a little older

    yay! Dorothy I'm so glad you like this and made so many, its addicting when you have so much cute fabric, I would love to see yours. I saw another post on instructables recently that mentioned the size, as you mentioned it pretty easy to alter, maybe I can measure standard size needles and put new measurements in for those!

  8. I wish I could see the pictures. It looks like something is wrong with the links.