Saturday, August 27, 2016

Needle minders!

I have been seeing everyone using needle minders and talking about their new minders and showing their minder collection, etc. I haven't really used a needle minder, but I got the sudden urge to make some, though.
I went to the handy dandy internet, and I ordered some magnets and a few items that I can turn into needle minders. Let me tell you, waiting for everything to come in the mail was excruciating! I wanted to make them now!

Finally, things started coming in, but the magnets weren't in, yet, so I had to stare at the supplies that I did have, and just wait on the rest to arrive. The magnets, at long last, came in 2 days ago, and I was so stoked!

I gathered up all my supplies, removed bits here, glued bits there, and Ta-Da! Here are pictures of some of my new needle minders (many of which may end up in my Etsy store!)!



I love them! My favorites are the Tardis (even though it is small (hey, it's bigger on the inside, anyway)) and the companion cube. These were super fun to make, and I want to just make more! I learned quite a bit with this batch, and I'm excited to get more supplies to keep making them!
I did learn from this batch. I actually had over twice this many, but the glue peeled right off of the smooth surface of the vinyl. I'm going to keep experimenting with them to see if I can get it to work OK without the glue peeling off.  I'll post pictures if I can get it to work.
My question to everyone out there. Do you use needle minders? Do you like them? I'm curious as to how I did, too! I welcome all feedback!

3 comments:

  1. My needle minders are my best purchases of recent years,I do not loose my needles any more.I prefer the smaller lighter type,they do not mark or distort my fabric.I have a few larger cameo type ones.They are decorative but too heavy for my taste now,they are fridge magnets these days!
    Love your handmade selection.

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  2. I finally figured out what they were last October I think haha. I really thought they were refrigerator magnets haha. I love them!! I put them on my magnet board. I've noticed I really like the flat larger ones now. For people that use them on their fabric I think they prefer smaller ones.

    I like the ones you did very much. Good luck selling them!

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  3. I love them and use them...but for scissors and floss not needles lol. Great job I love the hyrulian crest one :)

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