Thursday, August 4, 2011

Make Your Own Pencil Case!

I finally bought the zippers I needed to make the rest of the pencils cases I had cut out and I just love them!  I used this awesome TUTORIAL at Creation Corner.  Her directions are perfect!  The first one I made out of an older sweater, which I posted a few weeks ago, so I had to improvise.  These three were made using the tutorial exactly and took less than 30 minutes a piece to put together! 

The one above is embellished with the ruffle, like the tutorial.  I used a 9 inch zipper and cut the material accordingly.  They had to be long enough for pencils but I made them deep enough for LOTS of pencils, or whatever else a girl may need to store in there. 

The flowery ones are made out of these.....(which required too much ironing for the likes of this house).

I cut them to incorporate the little zippered pockets that were already on the pants.  Bonus - an eraser pocket!  I also left the button and loop on just for a little extra flair :)

Project complete.  Now I can clear off the sewing table!

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  1. These are so fun. I love the colors and patterns of the fabrics. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.

  2. Those turned out soooo cute!!! I wish I could sew. I have a sewing machine and tried, but I am a visual it's just collecting dust right now. Sad.

  3. This is so cute! I love this idea!!! I am visiting from Lines Across My Face and I am a new follower!!! Hope you are having a great day and I see you around soon!!