Storage for interchangeable needle sets?

I’d been looking for a good interchangeable needle case for ages. The plastic case that my set came in fell apart in about a minute. Unfortunately, all the ones I looked at online or in person were either too expensive, not very good quality, or too small to hold the whole set. I know what you’re thinking. “You get what you pay for!” While I agree with that to some extent, I think it’s worth it to try to save when you can AND still get a quality product. πŸ™‚

If you’ve ever searched “interchangeable needle case” on Google, you’ll know that they can get pretty expensive. The cheapest I found was $13 or $14 on Amazon (without shipping), but they can easily reach $30 or more if you buy them from websites that specialize in knitting-related items. I’m sure that $30 doesn’t seem like much to some people, but my priorities are this: if I spend less on knitting accessories, I have more to spend on good yarn! ❀

With this in mind, I went on a search for a cheaper case that would meet my needs. I’m not picky; I just wanted something large enough to hold all my needles, cords, and maybe even some DPNs, with a sturdy, cushioned material that would protect them while in my project bag. I dropped into a few local craft stores and that’s when I found the perfect case.

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I found this baby at Hobby Lobby in the art supplies section. It’s supposed to be for pencils, but it’s just perfect for knitting needles! There’s a ton of room since it has two compartments, and it’s very sturdy. The best part is I used a coupon and paid about $15 for it. It was way cheaper than anything I found online and way better quality than the actual needle cases they sell at the local craft stores.

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In the first compartment, I have the entirety of my interchangeable needle set, and I keep some extra circulars and some DPNs in the second compartment. And there’s room to spare!

Despite how much it holds, the case itself is about 11″ x 8″ x 1.5″ so it closes and zips up to a reasonable size. It fits easily into all my bags so I’m pleased with how compact it is. Also, they carry different sizes, so I have a smaller one with my 16″ hat needle set that only cost me about $9.

I was very pleased to find a cheaper alternative so I wanted to share for others who have been looking for a good, cheap case. These cases are Global Art brand and come in several different sizes. I bought the 120 (pencil) capacity and the 48 capacity cases for my sets. Also, I’m not being paid or anything for this; I just thought it was a good idea.

So how about you? Have you found an unusual/unique way to store your needles? Leave me a comment and let me know! πŸ™‚

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5 thoughts on “Storage for interchangeable needle sets?

  1. I like how you thought outside the case. Sometimes you have to look in unusual places to find the thing that will fit your needs or idea. Not everything fits in a mold. πŸ˜€

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  2. Right? I think it’s common for people to kind of get hung up like “I need a knitting needle case!” so they look for that product specifically rather than looking at other things that can be used for the same purpose. I know I’ve been caught up in that before so I’m trying really hard to think outside the box. Especially when it’ll save me a little money, ha ha!

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  3. Good improvisation! That case looks like just the right piece of kit. Nothing annoys me more than poor quality, overpriced crafting goodies! I was lucky enough to get a really good craft case as a gift maaaaaany years ago, and it’s still going strong. I’m not sure of the price point, but my boyfriend found it on Etsy, from a seller called Lena Brown… Just in case any of your readers are interested! πŸ˜€

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  4. Thanks for the recommendation! It looks like she’s taken a hiatus from Etsy until the end of summer, but I’ll definitely take a look at her store when it’s back up. πŸ˜€

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