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Pencil Case
Cute pencil cases that don't take much time. The only difficult part might be the bias tape, which needs to be sewn on quite exactly.

The pencil case can be closed with ribbon or 1-2 buttons.

Posted by Miaka from Schlüchtern, Hesse, Germany • Published See Miaka's 28 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Gather your material. Usually I use light cotton fabric, denim for the lining and if the color of the denim doesn't match I put another layer of matching cotton fabric aboved it.

    Decide which kind of fastening you want. For the ribbon fastening you need ribbon (lol), ~65cm.
    For the other one you need 1-2 buttons and you have to be able to hand-stitch button holes or have a nice sewing machine that can make them for you ^^

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Pencil Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut 2 or 3 (if you have another layer of lining) rectangles measuring 26x33cm out of your fabrics. Two corners need to be rounded a bit. The bigger the rounding is, the easier it will be to sew on your bias tape later. In my picture they're actually a bit too small.

    [click the picture to see the actual step ^^]

  • Step 3

    Lay the fabrics exactly on top of each other, right sides facing.
    In the following pictures the outer fabric is always green, while the lining is orange.
    Iron the fabrics and sew around the borders with a zigzag stitch.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Pencil Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew bias tape to the straight edge (shown in pink)

    [click the picture to see the actual step ^^]

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Pencil Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold like shown in the picture. The space between the fold and your bias tape edge should be 11cm.
    fix the sides of the pencil case with pins, you can also sew the sides if you want.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Pencil Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    If you want a ribbon fastening:
    Fold your ribbon, one end should be longer than the other one. Sew on the edge of your pencil case like shown in the picture.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Pencil Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew bias tape around the remaining edge. This is probably the hardest part because it has to look neat from both sides.
    I usually sew the unfolded bias tape on, then cut the edges about 1mm smaller, fold the bias tape around the edges and fix it with a lot of pins before sewing.

    If you use the ribbon fastening your pencil case is now finished!

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Pencil Case - Step 8
    Step 8

    If you want to use buttons:
    Place the buttons and button holes like shown in the picture. You can also use one button, but I chose to use two.

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CO + K User

verry cute!
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Ani W.
Ani W. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 18 projects
ok thx will try as soon as i find my bias tape hehe
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Miaka
Miaka · Schlüchtern, Hesse, DE · 29 projects
Thanks Happy
It actuaqlly does take some practice to get the bias tape right and it doesn't always turn out super neat, but for me it's usually ok ^^
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Ani W.
Ani W. · Germany, Pennsylvania, US · 18 projects
Its really sweet, isn't hell though to get bias tape evenly and nicely around the rounded corners (or is it just mine that plays up???) lol
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*scout nubbies*
*scout nubbies* · Chino, California, US · 7 projects
cutee!!! Happy
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LATOYA T.
LATOYA T.
Very Cute
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
it's so pretty it could be an evening bag.
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purplebutterflywings
purplebutterflywings · 2 projects
that is so cute! i just got a HUGE box of vintage bias tape from an estate sale, so this might be the perfect project! thanks for sharing!
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Caty C.
Caty C. · Cartago, Cartago, CR · 11 projects
aww, that's is so adorable! Thanks for sharing.
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Samantha B.
Samantha B. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 9 projects
Hey, thats just like a Sewing Case I made in my first Sewing Class!.... Except we didnt use Bias.... its very cool, I so need to make more of these Happy Love the material too
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