Last week I shared this tutorial on Sew Sweet, but for those of you who missed it and still need to make a pencil case before school starts back here it is!
The pencil case is made from fabric, with felt appliqué “Love” sewn onto the front.
Felt in some fun colours
Flower Buttons (optional)
Basic Sewing Supplies
Download the template here
From your fabric you need to cut 4 pieces that are 14cm by 22cm. You want 2 in your outer fabric, and 2 in your lining fabric.
Print off the template (linked above) and use it to cut out your “Love” from felt. Because some of the pieces are small or tricky I use tape to stick them down and cut around them, makes it so much easier!
Take one of your outer pieces of fabric and pin the “Love” in the center with a slight slant to it.
Stitch around the edge of each letter and the pink background to secure it all to the fabric.
Add some bright flower buttons if you want to (and ignore the sewn in zip, we will do that next!)
Take your front piece of fabric (in my case blue check) and with right side facing upwards lay the zip facing downwards on it. Then add the lining fabric with that facing down (so the two fabrics have right side facing).
Sew along the top edge, leaving enough space between the zip and seam. Repeat the process for the other side of the zip.
Fold open the fabric pieces, so the two lining fabric are facing each other, and the two outer pieces are facing each other. (Make sure to leave the zip half open)
Pin in place and sew all the way around the edge, leaving just a small gap at the bottom of the lining fabric.
Through the gap we left turn the pencil case right way out. Sew along the bottom of the lining to close the hole that we used for turning.
And you are done! Already for going back to school.