Happy Belated New Year everyone! 🙂
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a DIY, but during the holidays I actually had time to do some activities YAY!
To be fair I got this kit as a present but it’s so simple that I thought I would do a review/show you guys the material you would need to actually create such a pencil case. Also don’t judge my photography skills, I didn’t go to school for that.
You will need:
- 25 cm X 30 cm piece of fabric (I suggest you use a somewhat sturdy fabric – since pencil cases and pouches are meant to be thrown around)
- Needle or a Sewing Machine
- Thread that matches your material (or not, you do you)
- Zipper (25 cm long)
Step 1: Cut the piece of fabric in half so you obtain two squares measuring 25cm X 15 cm (you can make the fabric any size you would like but I think this size makes a very decent size pencil case)
Step 2: Use a needle to align the pieces of fabric to hold them together as you sew
Step 3: Using the same method, align the zipper along the edge of the fabric. In order to keep the fabric from fraying, fold the edge over by about 0.5cm before pining it into place
Step 4: Sew the zipper into place and remove needles
Step 5: Open the zipper and turn the fabric so that the fabric is inside-out
Step 6: Sew around the perimeter of the fabric to make a pocket. I used a pen to mark a rectangle that was approximately 1cm from the edge of the fabric as a guideline. This isn’t necessary but when you are a stitching noob it’s definitely helpful.
Step 7: When you reach the zipper you can wrap the thread around the zipper like the picture below to ensure that everything is secure.
Step 8: VOILA. Your pouch is complete. If you want to add some volume you can poke in the bottom two corners to your desired pouch volume and sew them in place.
The last step is optional. If you prefer your pencil case to be flat then skip it, but if you want to have a bit of volume then here you go!