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How to Sew a Knitting Needle Organizer (Free Pattern)

I can hardly believe how long I’ve been without a storage solution for my knitting supplies. Today, I’m sharing this simple tutorial for making a knitting needle organizer to finally keep supplies in order.

knitting neelde organizer holding various sized needles and crochet hooks

Much Needed Knitting Needle Storage

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Over the years, I’ve accumulated almost every size and type of knitting needle, although it seems I never have the right one when I start a new project! But that could very well be because of my lack of knitting needle storage. I have them all thrown loosely about in a few different bins and boxes around the house so it’s no wonder I can never find what I need, when I need it.

An easy to sew knitting needle organizer holding various sized needles and crochet hooks.

I’m so relieved that my knitting supplies will finally be organized. I can neatly tuck away all the knitting needles, darning needles, measuring tools and stitch markers like these pretty ones we made out of resin for safe keeping. When it’s time toput it aside, I’ll simply roll it up and wrap the suede lace around to secure the supplies inside.

completed DIY knitting needle organizer rolled up with supplies tucked inside.

We previously used this same bull denim fabric for making a large oversized pencil case. Available in a bunch of colors, the fabric from Canvas Etc is a heavier weight material, durable and has a super soft hand feel on the one side. We even got some yardage in navy to make a tufted bench, which we’ll be sharing with you soon!

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Oversized Pencil Case

Materials Needed:

How to Make a Knitting Needle Organizer:

Cutting

Print off the knitting needle organizer sewing pattern on 8.5×11 paper. Align the paper edges and tape the pieces together as shown.

Position pattern pieces over top of the fabric and pin in place aligning the grain lines.

Cut along the solid line (the dashed lines represent the sew lines) and clip any notches.

Sewing

Starting with the tall and short pocket pieces, finish the pocket opening edges by folding over the top edge ¼” and pressing with an iron.

Fold the edge over again and topstitch in place.

Stack the pattern pieces in this order: with RIGHT sides facing up, place the largest piece on the bottom; tall pocket piece in the middle and the shortest pocket piece on top. Aligning the bottom edges.

Pin together and baste stitch them along the sides to hold in place.

Next, place the tall pocket pattern piece on top as shown and use this as the guide for stitching the knitting needle pockets. You can also stitch them by eye if you feel confident to sew several straight lines.

Hold the pattern piece in place as you stitch over top of the paper and the 3 layers of fabric. It is best to use emore stitches per inch and have a good tension, not loose.

Carefully, remove the paper pattern to reveal the stitched knitting needle pockets and peel away the excess paper.

Cut a piece of suede 3” long. Cut another piece of suede 45” long.
Fold both ties in half.

Align the cut ends of the small suede loop to the notch along the right side. Stitch in place. And then align the looped end of the long suede tie with the same notch and stitch in place.

Next, place the remaining large piece over top with RIGHT side together. Pin together and sew along the outer edges with a ¼” seam allowance.

Leave an opening at the top about 4” long to turn the piece right side out. Clip the corners and true the layers to reduce bulk.

Turn the piece right side out and press edges flat.

Finishing the Knitting Needle Organizer

Sew the top edge closed with an edge stitch.

When finished, insert your knitting needles, crochet hooks, darning needles and any other loose items into the pockets and enjoy the feeling of being organized!

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DIY Knitting Needle Organizer with Free Sewing Pattern

Jane and Sonja
Get your knitting supplies in order with this DIY knitting needle organizer by using the free sewing pattern and step by step tutorial.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • 1/4 yard 100% Canvas,  ¼ yard Bull Denim in Tan but you can use any color of your choosing
  • Printable Knitting Needle Organizer Fabric
  • fabric scissors
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sewing machine and matching thread color
  • 50 inches Suede Lace; ⅛” wide in Ivory

Instructions
 

Cutting

  • Print off the knitting needle organizer sewing pattern on 8.5×11 paper and tape the pieces together.
  • Position pattern pieces over top of the fabric and pin in place aligning the grain lines and cut along solid lines.

Sewing

  • Starting with the tall and short pocket pieces, finished the pocket opening edges with a 1/2" folded hem.
  • Stack the pattern pieces in this order: with RIGHT sides facing up, place the largest piece on the bottom; tall pocket piece in the middle and the shortest pocket piece on top. Aligning the bottom edges.
  • Pin together and baste stitch them along the sides to hold in place.
  • Next, place the tall pocket pattern piece on top as shown and use this as the guide for stitching the knitting needle pockets.
  • Hold the pattern piece in place as you stitch over top of the paper and the 3 layers of fabric.
  • Carefully, remove the paper pattern to reveal the stitched knitting needle pockets.
  • Cut a piece of suede 3” long. Cut another piece of suede 45” long.
  • Fold both ties in half. Align the cut ends of the small suede loop to the notch along the right side. Stitch in place. Align the looped end of the long suede tie with the same notch and stitch in place.
  • Next, place the remaining large piece over top with RIGHT side together. Pin together and sew along the outer edges with a ¼” seam allowance. Leave an opening at the top about 4” long to turn the piece right side out.
  • Turn the piece right side out and press edges flat and sew the top edge closed with an edge stitch.
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