Embroidered Pin Case Pattern

I’ve been wishing for warmer weather a lot lately. We’ve gotten a few warm days, here and there.. but, I want 73 degree weather everyday! And while the wishing hasn’t gotten me very far, my Spring doodling has taken me here.. to my new embroidery pin case.





My last attempt at something original was a bust, but I really like this one. My favorite embroidery pattern is the dog, that’s my Bassett Hound, Zoe.

If you’d like to make one too..I’ve attempted to put something together for you. It’s not a perfect pattern, but it’s from my heart. I hope you enjoy it.

Click here for Pattern



Filed under Crafts, quilting, Sewing

42 responses to “Embroidered Pin Case Pattern

  1. Oh!! That is so adorable! …and handy too. Is it ok if I show everyone on my blog, and link to you??? I really love it!

  2. That would be great! Thanks Lola

  3. Renee, that is too cute! I printed out the tutorial in hopes of finding the time to try it soon. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

    I’ve got a spring giveaway going on if you’re interested in growing things.

  4. I’m glad you like it. I hope the process brings you much fun and relaxation… kinda like a summer’s day :)…

    Things are just fine up here…Don’t let the lack of posting confuse you… I’ve been thinking about this whole blog thing.. when I started it I wanted to inspire the same way that others inspire me.. I’m going to try to focus more on that.. less on the number of times I post – that has become an issue. I’m still here.. just not as much.

  5. This is absolutely beautiful ! Thanks so much for the pattern …

    Have a great day !

    Cheers from Nantes in France


  6. You are so very welcome! I hope you enjoy it. & something else that I’ve found out about this little case… if you use felt as your fabric, those nasty little pieces of thread stick right to it..rather than on you or your floors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’ve been clicking links to free patterns for a couple of hours now and I keep finding more things I want to make but this is my favorite so far. Thank you so much for the pattern! I’m off to make one right now.

  8. Thank you! That’s such a huge compliment. I hope you’ll enjoy yours as much as I have mine. It’s so easy to drag along.. I just stuff in what I need and go. You’ll have to send me a picture when you’re done.. I’d love to see your take on it.

  9. Thanks for sharing your needlecase…I have put a link to you on my freebies blog…hugs Khris in Oz

  10. You’re very welcome. Designing, making, sharing, it all makes me happy! I hope you and all your readers enjoy my little pattern! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Barbara Mars

    This is just way TOO cute! I dearly love needle cases/pin keeps and have made a bunch of them, but this one is by far the prettiest one of them all. You need to keep designing, girlfriend – you have great talent!
    Thank you for the pattern – will be starting this one tonight!
    Barbara in TN

  12. Thanks Barbara in TN! Such sweet words! I’d love to see what you do with it.

  13. What a really lovely design. The cute little stitcheries as well. I love all “sewing” helps – that is needlecases, pincushions etc. My dream is to find a really nice crocheted chatelaine.

    Thank you.

  14. *Thank you and thank you for leaving a comment. It was fun to make and I have to say that I still carry mine with me. I do have one complaint though.. my original pen came out of a kit and it must have been smaller than regular pens available because I can’t find a new one that doesn’t hang out the top. Measure yours first…You might want to make your pattern just a bit bigger to accommodate that.*

  15. Debbie B

    Too cute. I may have to make one – that’s so much prettier than the little plastic Tupperware container I’m using for all my needles!

  16. *Thank you! I love this little heart so much. It’s so convenient and has traveled long and far with me. I just stuff a few things down in it and off I go. If you decide to make one I’d love to see it! Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting. – Renee*

  17. I think you’ve done a beautiful job, full of thoughtfulness and creativity. I really like it! Thanks for sharing.

  18. This is absolutely darling! Would you mind if I used your picture on my blog and linked my readers to you?

  19. Rozan

    Hi my name’s rozan. I liked ur needlecase and thought Id make it myself as a gift for my mother, but im unable 2 download the needlecase pattern. Please help.

  20. I love this, I can’t wait to create one and see how it goes – if it works it will be placed in my Christmas Pile- Thanks

  21. *I hope it works for you. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll do my best to explain further if you need me to. It’s been awhile since I made it, but if I remember correctly, I think the hardest think was sewing up the sides once the cardboard was placed inside. Good luck!! Let me know how it goes. Thanks for visiting!*

  22. Oh, this is adorable! I love the random bits of embroidery. Now I want to make one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. This is sooo sweet. It’s on my to-do list now. Thank you so much!

  24. *Thanks!! I can’t tell you how convenient it is to tote around. It goes with me all the time.*

  25. Your needlecase looks so pretty. Thank you for the pattern!

    Greetings Marion

  26. Love this…Want to make a needlecase this year and I love hearts so this may be the kick of inspiration I need. Thanks so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. aNa

    Renee! I have been wanting to make a pinkeep for quite some time now and I found this one…I love it! It’s very creative and beautiful! I’m going make this for sure. Thank you for sharing your creativity…and don’t discount yourself girl! Obviously you are talented!

  28. Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. It tickles me to no end to think that you want to make something of mine. Can’t wait to see it!

  29. Kathleen C

    Your case is very sweet, as everyone has already told you, and I will save the pattern to make one for myself, I hope. I found your site and your tutorial through With Hearts and Hands Blog where Michele has an amazing list of heart themed blocks and quilts and projects. Her list of free patterns includes other themes and all kinds of ideas. Thanks!

  30. Oh, Renee…I am repeating everyone else…but Wow! That is a gorgeous pinkeep, and you are so talented! Thank you for sharing your pattern with friends…I found you thanks to Ana ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your blog is beautiful and your posts are awesome…I always say it is not the number but rather the quality…and you my dear are quality!
    So glad that I found you.
    Ma Teakettle

  31. Thanks Kathleen, I’m so glad you like it. It was a lot of fun to put together. If and when time permits I hope that you will enjoy the process as much as I did when I made mine. & thanks for the info on Hearts and Hands. I checked out her list and you’re right, everything looks like such fun to make. Thanks for visiting!

  32. You are so sweet, Karyn! I appreciate your kind words. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to think that you want to make something I’ve put together. It fills my heart to share it with lovely people such as yourself who enjoy the creative process. I do hope that it brings you happiness. Thanks for visiting!!

  33. Nancy Jane

    I wonder if it would be possible to use corners of old hankies for the inside pockets? I have lots of those I am inheriting from older relatives.
    Do you think it would work?

  34. Hi Nancy, I’m sure you could use just about anything you’d like for the pockets… You’ll just want to make sure they’re thick enough… I might use a double sided stabilizer and bind your hankies to thick cotton. But you’ll also want to hem the sides before sewing it all together.. otherwise it will fray. Hope this helps.

  35. Margaret Parks

    What a sweet needlecae design. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  36. I want to be sure that it is ok to use your pattern for a needlecase swap I am doing. Of COURSE I will give credit to you as the designer! Thanks

  37. Of course you may use my pattern for your swap… this tickles me to death. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for asking.

  38. Carmen Sotomayor

    Thank you for your atention. I like ths pattern very much.

  39. Please may I share a link to your blog and pattern on the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles tombola blog for 2014 at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. We are having heart shaped items in our tombola this year and your needlecase would be a perfect prize. You can see some of the prizes already donated here:-


    Jan – tombola coordinator for 2014

  40. Sure. I have no problems with that. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

  41. Thanks Renee. – the link will be on the web site soon!

  42. Rhoda Bailey

    Thank you for your precious pattern.

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