School started today, and I realized I needed a pencil case. Since I was too lazy to go out to Staples, I had a bit more fun making my own at home. I ventured once again with the sewing machine! I am still learning, so let me know if you have an tips or tricks!
- Fabric of your choice
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine (you could do this by hand if you want to, but as I said, I’m too lazy)
Cut out two identical pieces of fabric, the size you would like our pencil case to be. Make sure you leave some extra fabric around the ends. Take each piece of fabric and fold the top over just a small amount and pin it. Then sew (like you are “hemming” it).
Optional: You can take an extra piece of patterned fabric and sew in on. * Tip – I iron my fabric’s edges before pinning and sewing. I find it makes the process easier and hassle free.
Once you have both sides to your liking, pin the pieces of fabric right sides together. Make sure you don’t pin where you want the opening! Then sew along there! Once this is done, you might want to trim some unwanted fabric along the edges down, and flip the pencil case right side out. Use the end of a pen or pencil to poke out the corners.
Now you want to add the part that holds the pencil case together. I used some little clips, but you can also use buttons or if you want a zipper, you can add that in earlier in the process where it is needed.
I hope you like this tutorial! It is the perfect thing to take in your school bag or make for someone who is still in school. Have fun! I sure did!