Reusing pesky, plastic packaging - a tutorial
Little of this, little of that

Gift to myself, needle case - tutorial too!


I love old cigarette cases and tins. I always see them at boot & antique fairs and I finally realized the perfect use for them, a needle case. I picked this one up the other day and thought I'd give making one a go. It worked out just the way I'd imagined it would and this one even had space for embroidery floss too.

Meant it to be a present but I decided to gift it to myself instead. This tidy little case should help cut down the 4-letter expletives spewing forth when I hunt for misplaced needles. Now I just need something for misplaced scissors, seam rippers, invisible markers, sunglasses, car keys... ;)

Have a case you'd like to repurpose? Whip Up is featuring the tutorial on how I made this one - thanks Whip Up. Email or comment, let me know what you think!



What a cool idea! I'm off to the car boot sales to find some bargain cigarette cases!
And what a treat to find you, quite by accident :)

Nicky Perryman

This is so cool! I love it!


Totally cool! Loved the idea and your bio on whipup has me green with envy. (I'm a wannabe expat, as well.....)

Thanks for sharing your art!


poooo I really want to buy it off you! but I'll just have to make one of my own. It's really gorgeous, well done.

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