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This trendy pencil case is a must have in any organizer! It doesn’t need to be the beginning of the new year or back to school season to get organized – read on to see how you can easily assemble this dazzling little case to add to your planner…


+ Silver faux leather
+ Pink leather
+ Marbled cotton fabric
+ Bondaweb fusible web (Vilene)
+ Thread
+ Pen
+ Clips
+ Ruler
+ Metal eyelets
+ Hook-and-loop tape
+ Corner and edge shaper
+ Scissors
+ Straight pins
+ Hole punch
+ Eyelet pliers
+ Pattern (Download here for FREE)

DIY Pencil Case Steps 1 2

Step 1: Cut the pattern piece from fusible web, without seam allowances. Iron this piece to wrong side of the silver faux leather.

Step 2: Cut the leather exactly along the edges of the fusible web piece.

DIY Pencil Case Steps 3 4

Step 3: Peel paper backing from the fusible web.

Step 4: From the hook-and-loop tape, cut a circle, approx. 1.5 cm (5/8") in diameter. Separate the hook and loop circles.

DIY Pencil Case Steps 5 6

Step 5: Stitch one of the circles of hook-and-loop tape to the leather with fusible web, as marked, stitching around the entire circle edge.

Step 6: Iron silver piece to wrong side of pink leather, using a pressing cloth. Cut pink leather exactly along edges of silver leather.

DIY Pencil Case Steps 7 8

Step 7: For the pocket, cut 2 pieces of cotton fabric, adding 0.5 cm (3/16") wide seam allowances. Stitch pieces together, right sides facing, leaving 3 cm (1 1/4") open on lower edge. Trim corners diagonally.

Step 8: Turn pocket piece right side out and make sharp edges and corners, with the help of the shaping tool.

DIY Pencil Case Steps 9 10

Step 9: Stitch remaining circle of hook-and-loop tape to pocket piece, as marked. Topstitch close to upper angled edge of pocket piece.

Step 10: Lay pocket piece on silver side of leather and clip in place. Edgestitch side and lower pocket edges to leather and also topstitch close to remaining leather edges.

DIY Pencil Case Steps 11 12

Step 11: Lay pencil case next to rings of planner and mark positions of eyelets.

Step 12: Punch holes as marked

DIY Pencil Case Step 13

Step 13: Insert metal eyelets in holes and attach with the help of the eyelet pliers.

FINISHED! Add to your planner and fill with all your favorite pens and pencils.

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