Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tip of the Morning Tuesday~Double Pointed Needle Holders

If you are a knitter you might find these useful. I saw a few double pointed needle (dpn) holders on Pinterest recently and thought I could make those and so I did. It's just a piece of elastic with fabric pieces stitched on the 2 ends which holds your dpn's all together. Well I went one step further and added labels to my dpn holders and stitched them in place using a machine blanket stitch. These are simple and easy to make and use up scraps of fabric too.
Here are a few dpn holders I made. I made 14 sets in all.
I wanted to label my dpn holders so I used a pigma pen to write the needle sizes on a piece of fabric and blanket stitched the label onto the fabric.
It only takes a bit of elastic and fabric to make these dpn holders.
You can see for these larger dpn's I used a wider elastic. Some dpn's come in sets of 4, 5 or even 6 needles.
You place the dpn's into the fabric pocket at one end and then...
...stretch the elastic and insert the tips of the other dpn's into the remaining pocket. That's it, easy peasy. 
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16 comments:

  1. That's a very good idea, and very pretty holders, too.

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  2. What a brilliant idea. In fact seeing yours has made me think they would be good for my skewers too. Thanks for the inspiration

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  3. Really good idea for the DPN's. I will have to consider making some for mine. Right now mine are in plastic bags with labels on them for size and in a shoe box. I really do need to get them organized!

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  4. Thank you for this clever idea!

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  5. How wonderful Daryl!!!! I've got to make some of those - soon! I've already lost my #2 dpns and had to buy new ones yesterday. I'm sure they are here somewhere, but it's anyone's guess where :*) Thanks for always sharing such fun and useful projects!

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  6. good way to combine a lot of two crafts!! LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't reply directly to you because you are a no-reply and that's probably because you are using Google+, which seems to have a problem making those who use it a no-reply.

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  7. This is an excellent idea! I had not seen them on pinterest, I just discovered these holders thanks to you! This is a project that is worth doing, and I will find use for some of my fabric scraps :)
    Nice tip, and nice proyect.
    Thank you :)
    Marisa

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  8. What a great idea, thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Daryl these are brilliant and what a great gift for a knitter. Thank you for sharing. I am glad you explained the elastic as I didn't see how the little fabric sleeves would stay on the needle points. This would also be a great way to keep colored pencils safe when traveling. Joyful Creating Dear...

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  10. You are so clever with this fabulous idea and a way to use up some scraps for sure:)
    Hugs
    Norma

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  11. Hi,
    I am definitely making these. I use little bags that I've made but I love that you can keep your socks on the needles as you store them and that you added the size of the needle on the bag. great tip
    tara

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  12. What a great idea Daryl, almost makes me want to learn to knit!! Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Great, great idea. I'm going to make some after the holidays.

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  14. Thank you for posting this. I botched one attempt to make dpn cases from the top of my head and was in need of an idea that would actually work xD

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