This was my snowy Saturday project: A little zip case to organize all the sock knitting needles.


This was definitely an impulse project–I have a jacket cut out that was going to be up next. But I saw someone’s on Instagram and thought, “That looks fun,  I think I have everything I need for that.” And I did! (Always buy orange notions, I guess.)

The one thing I didn’t have on hand in sufficient quantity was foam stabilizer. I didn’t want to make a special trip to get more, though, so I used leftover spacer mesh from my hiking pack and backed it in 1mm EVA (also leftover but never used on that project).

The pattern is the Sew Sweetness “Creative Maker Supply Case.” I made the smallest size and just doubled the pockets on both sides, vs. doing a pocket and elastic loops for pens. I was able to fit all the exterior and interior pieces from a fat quarter with careful cutting; I ended up with about a 4×6 piece leftover. (I could have used that for the mesh pocket binding but I had orange foldover elastic on hand so used that instead.)

This is fun to zip and open and it does indeed keep all the sock needles in one place. Hooray for fast projects where you don’t have to buy anything!