I used corduroy to make the cotton on the reel. My blanket stitch got better as they went along but I loved making them in one evening.
Inside is a felt flap to hold sewing needles. The use of pinking shears around the outside meant that I didn't have to turn it out and have bulky edges.
Ta dah! Four needle cases stitched with love.
Excitement for Father Christmas is building in this house I can tell you!