If you embroider or cross-stitch, you might already be using a magnetic needle holder to keep track of your needle! They are cute little accessories for needlework and hand quilting and I love seeing all the fun designs that people come up with. Great little gifts; I have a list of the best needle minders from independent shops and then a few ideas for how to make needle minders. Let me know if you are familiar with any of these shops or tried any of the needle minder DIY tutorials! Please note a few of the images in the header/pin have since sold out so they don’t appear below!
I usually just stick my needle through the excess fabric but lately I’ve been thinking about trying a needle minder after accidentally dropping my needle and wasting time trying to find it with this gadget. See what tools I do always use already, in this post of my top hand embroidery tools!
If you’re looking at these for gift ideas, consider pairing one with a cute modern hand embroidery kit, too! Need a project idea? Check out this list of halloween cross stitch patterns!
Please pin this collage of cute magnetic needle holders with this link and image, not the individual photos:
If you need a place to stick your needleminders, check out this list of how to display enamel pins!
Magnetic needle holder options
A de-motivational, funny, needle minder from The Snarky Crafter
A sweet cat lady magnetic needle holder from The Snarky Crafter
The cutest vintage camper needle minder from Flamingo Toes
An adorable flamingo magnetic needle holder from Flamingo Toes
A cross-stitch heart magnetic needle holder, for the romantic stitcher, from Stitchonomy
Another semi-snarky (but also beautiful!), funny needle minder from Stitchonomy
Unique preserved flower needle minder from Stitch Til You Drop
A little edgier skull & scissors cross bones magnetic needle holder from Tinkinstitches
Kitschy cool perler bead gnome needle minder from Tinkinstitches
A fun little throwback tomato pincushion needle minder from Flamingo Toes.
A sweet, folksy little moth needleminder from Ricrack Embroidery.
The sweetest little cat needle minder from Snarky Crafter, my cats try to help me out sometimes!
I love the minimalist, modern style of these little needle minders from Busy Beaver Boutique.
I love the shape and details of this floral hexagonal needle minder from Hoops n’ more!
My favorites of the list, sweet little moth needle minders from ThreadThreadWine.
Needle minder DIY tutorials
Teeny tiny felt flying squirrel needle minder tutorial from Wild Olive
Easy to make diy needle minder idea from Flamingo Toes
Crazy clever needle minder on a bracelet tutorial from Pretty Piney
Do You Use a Needle Minder? – Cross-Stitch
Sunday 15th of August 2021
[…] are a lot of really cute needle minders out there these days. Swoodson Says has a fun collection of needle minders on her site you can browse, or search for them in your favorite place for indie […]
Saturday 1st of September 2018
Love the needle minders. THANKS!
Stephanie - Swoodson Says
Wednesday 12th of September 2018
you're welcome Diane! Happy stitching!