DIY Pencil Case

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DIY Pencil Case
By Meghan September 23, 2020 No comments

In this cool pencil case for girls and boys, there's plenty of room for pencils, pens, etc. Read on to see how easy it is to make too!

 

Materials


Materials

 

    • Imitation leather
    • Denim
    • Cotton
    • Zip fastener
    • Thread
    • Chalk pencil
    • Scissors
    • Straight pins
    • Sewing needle
    • Seam gauge
    • Leather glue
    • Template

 

 

STEP 1


STEP 1

 

Pieces A, B, C with 1 cm (3/8 in) seam allowance: A (top) 2 x from denim with stars; B (bottom) 1 x on fold from denim; C (lining) 1 x on fold from cotton; D (zip fastener end) & E (loop) 1 x each from leather

 

STEP 2


STEP 2

 

Apply leather glue to one end of piece D, 1 cm (3/8 in) on both sides. Fold 2 cm (3/4 in) and adhere to the end of the zip fastener

 

 

STEP 3


STEP 3

 

Stitch close to the edge and then care-fully trim the seam allowance to approx. 2 mm (1/8 in).

 

STEP 4


STEP 4

 

Sew the zip fastener to the two long sides of piece A (close to the edge).

 

 

STEP 5


STEP 5

 

Pin piece B (bottom part) to both upper pieces A, right sides together, and stitch at 1 cm (3/8 in).

 

 

STEP 6


STEP 6

 

Turn right side out and stitch the seam allowance (pressed downwards) to piece B (bottom part), creating a narrow seam

 

STEP 7


STEP 7

 

Glue the loop (E) to both sides and top-stitch, creating a narrow seam. Now fold at the centre and stitch to fix in place.

 

 

STEP 8


STEP 8

 

Turn the pencil case inside out and stitch the two side seams closed at 1 cm (3/8 in). The loop will be sewn into one of the sides (point-ing inwards).

 

STEP 9


STEP 9

 

Fold the bottom, draw a line with chalk pencil, and topstitch on both sides (here approx. 7 cm (2 3/4 in) long). Next, trim the seam allow-ance to 1 cm (3/8 in).

 

 

STEP 10


STEP 10

 

Sew the lining C together (right sides together, first the side seams and then the bottom corners). Now fold the upper edge inwards at 1 cm (3/8 in) and press.

 

 

STEP 11


STEP 11

 

Insert the lining into the pencil case and sew in by hand.

 

FINISHED!


FINISHED!

 

Robust denim is perfectly suitable – and can also be washed at any time.

EYE-CATCHER

Of course a pencil case like this looks great alone – but the loop on the side is a perfect place to put a personal (DIY) pendant.