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Some time ago, I saw a sewing machine needle case some genius had posted on craftster and thought it was the best idea ever.

And last week I was about to order a few new types of needles when I got so annoyed by this huge pile of tiny sewing needle boxes that I decided to sew a little organizer as well.

I just took the idea and ran with it, but mine is nowhere near the one I linked to when it comes to execution (straight seams and working exact and actually pinning and measuring things … Well). My version is rather wonky.

I really like that, for the cover, I was able to use a piece of hand printed cotton from one of last winters’ screen printing sessions.

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I thought it would be nice to be able to adjust the thing, and I really didn’t want to spend too much time on making categories I wouldn’t be able to change later. So I bought a piece of this strange plastic tablecloth stuff that’s being sold by the yard and sewed it on to create little windows for exchangable labels.

I really love grey paper.

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Other than preventing a chaos of tiny needle boxes and mystery needles appearing on every surface in the appartment, this system is great to keep track of needles between projects and different sewing machines.

The basic idea is very simple: Fresh, unused needles go to the edge and then move towards the center as they’re being used. That way it’s easy to see how much use the individual needles have seen, and what I can still use them for.

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Thank you person on the internet for this glorious idea!

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