knitting needle wall organizer

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by Janice on 08/11/2015

My craft room has needed an overhaul for a while now, and the knitting needles in particular, seem to get unruly very quickly. This fabric caught my eye a few years ago, originally purchased for a valence on the windows of my craft room. I purchased a metre of it, so had just enough to make a wall hanging if I stretched it with 2.5″ (2″ finished) borders.

The dimensions for each section would vary based on which needles you have. I first inventoried my straights, double points, crochet hooks, circulars, tools, tunisian crochet hooks, and addi interchangeables, and then laid them out to understand how much space to allocate for each section. I also looked on Pinterest and guestimated dimensions from examples like this wall hanging and this one too.

I wanted to make the needle pockets look as if they were embedded into the fabric. To do this, I laid the finished top fabric (with borders) onto the batting and backing, and topstitched the outline for each of the pockets. I then cut out panels of the fabric, cutting 1/4″ away from my topstitching. This photo is a bit blurry, but you can get the idea.


You can get a sense of the spacing I used from this file which I printed on fabric on an inkjet printer to create the labels. Note that where I had to piece the strips across or down, I factored in a 1/4″ seam for the label strips. My only regret is that I didn’t go out and get cream printable fabric – I feel the white background on the labels stands out a bit too much. I otherwise love it and it makes a great addition to my craft room.









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