This isn't exactly a tutorial, that would be too much organizational effort for my brain to document what I did (and I'm sure lots of people have done the same thing only better) I decided to make a pouch to fit my 4" hoop.
|Tracing the pouch shape|
Really I don't know that a pouch like this would need a closure at all, unless you use your purse as a weapon and violently swing it around hitting people on a regular basis. This is pretty snug, and as the felt isn't exactly slippery, I find it very unlikely my hoop would slide out and get tangled in other stuff.
|Traced inside hoop for needlebook|
For the needlebook, I traced two pieces of felt using the inside of the hoop as a template. Don't make the mistake I did and put the chalked side facing out! Luckily I only did it on one side, and the chalk is wearing off slowly.
I did a reverse applique wonky star for the pouch, as I'm on a wonky star kick, and a circle for the needlebook.
I'm pretty sure there were lots of better ways to assemble the needlebook, but it was getting late and I was getting tired, which means I was getting careless!
I don't remember getting it, but somewhere along the way I managed to become the owner of a single sad kitty button. Luckily it matched the felt color well enough.
Well back to working on my current quilt I guess!
|Put the needlebook in the hoop then wrap the embroidery around it|
|Slide the entire package into the pouch and voila!|