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Sew a 3D pencil case which looks like a 2D pencil to keep your pencils in!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1120 projects »
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  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you begin, grab some paper and make a template to the size you'd like the finished pencil pouch to be. Cut a rectangle to a width long enough to fit your pencils and wide enough, that when folded, can hold 4 or 5 pencils inside.

    Fold and crease the rectangle lengthways seven times, so that when it's folded, it creates a hexagon with eight sides. Cut a hexagon to the same size as the folded edges and a circle that's about 1.5x as big.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    And finally, cut one of the eight sides off of the hexagon - we'll be replacing this side with a zip later on.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use the templates to cut shapes from leather. I used blue for the pencil and beige for the wooden bits.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mark the six remaining crease lines on the leather with a pen.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a cutting knife, gently score along these lines so that it penetrates the leather without cutting all the way through.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut six lengths of thick black cord to the same length as your rectangle. We want these to look like lines drawn with marker pen.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    Gently fold your rectangle along one of the creases and glue the black cord along the line.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use mini pegs to hold the cord in place until the glue dries and continue working your way around the rectangle.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 9
    Step 9

    When the glue has dried, find a zip that matches your pencil case and cut a small hexagon and circle from black leather.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the zip along one side of the rectangle

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew along each of the cord lines to secure and then open the zip and sew the other side of the rectangle to the zip.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew the smaller black circle to the larger circle.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut a pizza style slit out of the circle.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 14
    Step 14

    Fold into a cone that measures the same width as your pencil case and pin.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew in place.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 16
    Step 16

    Sew the black hexagon to the larger hexagon.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 17
    Step 17

    Fill the pencil case with a few pens to bulk out the shape.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 18
    Step 18

    Attach the hexagon to one end of the pencil case with a little glue.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 19
    Step 19

    Using a needle and thread, stitch a length of black cord around the outline of the hexagon.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 20
    Step 20

    Unzip the case a little and repeat with the top of the pencil.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 21
    Step 21

    Trim off any excess thread.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. 3D VS 2D Pencil Case - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fill up your pencil case and you're all done!

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