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Make Lori Holt’s DIY Needle Book for Thread a Needle Day!

Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet created the cutest and most convenient way to store needles! Drop those bandages, your finger-pricking days are gone. Now, you’ll be taking your needles for quilting, sewing, and cross stitch on-the-go safely in your handmade, DIY Needle Book. Lori has an easy video tutorial for you, and we have all the supplies!

Let’s get straight to the point! This needle book by Lori Holt is practical and cute.

Watch the video tutorial

Lori’s YouTube Channel has all the info you need to stitch up this DIY Needle Book. You’ll hold all your needles in one, personalized place. She will show you how, and we’ll help you gather everything you need to get started.

Lori used her Autumn Love and Fruit Salad Sew Simple Shapes to make these cute embellishments. This star applique holds all the needles in one place securely. You might say this detail is really the star of the project!

Lori stitched a spine into her book to allow room for her spool! This book holds everything in one small package.

We just love the details. This applique in particular stole our hearts! Lori used her Sew Simple Shapes C8 from Fruit Salad to cut the perfect heart!

Bee Lace is always good to have on hand for quilting, cross stitch, and other crafting. The lace also holds needles snug!

Supplies you’ll need

Lori personalized her DIY Needle Book with pockets exactly how she wanted and so can you! You’ll need your needles, fabric, and batting! The rest is up to you. We’ll show you what Lori used.

Get Thready

If you’d like to see more about needles check out the All About Needles Stitchy Talk Livestream and our posts below.

Share with FQS!

We’d love to see how you sew your DIY Needle Book! Share yours with us on Facebook and Instagram! Be sure to tag @fatquartershop and @beelori1 so that we can see and share your work!

Happy Thread a Needle Day! If you’d like to see more about needles check out our posts below.


  1. The pattern for this exact needlebook appeared in a quilt magazine a couple years ago. The only difference is Lori’s shapes inside. I made a dozen of them for gifts. There could be a copyright issue here.

    1. Hi Emma! Thank you for the concern, but this is actually an old pattern of Lori’s from a handful of years ago that she was kind enough to let us re-share to celebrate Thread a Needle Day this year. It’s possible that magazine found it from her even, but we appreciate you keeping an eye out and notifying us anyways.

      Happy quilting!

  2. I made one for myself and I love it!! I hadn’t seen it when Lori had first shared it so I’m super happy you made it available for us 😊