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.
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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 ^^
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 ^^]
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.
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!