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How to Make a Pencil Case (pt.1 Rectangle Pencil Case

Hello it is Wednesday my dudes.  This week (since the theme is pencils) I will show you how to make a rectangle pencil case. Next week I will show you another way to make a pencil case!

Without further ado… How to make a rectangle pencil case!



To make this pencil case you will need

  • Fabric
  • Lining
  • Zipper
  • Optional: Ribbon

Start by cutting out four pieces of fabric that are at least 2 inches longer than a pencil and as wide as you want it to be. For me, this was 9″ by 6″. Cut two rectangles (with these dimensions) out of your fabric and two out of your lining fabric.


You should end up with this:


Then if you want to have a hidden zipper (rather than an expose one) cut two pieces of ribbon the same width as your fabric. DSC_0015

So the zipper I am using in this project started out way too long so I began by shortening my zipper. To do that, just make some back and forth stitches where you want the zipper to end then cut off the excess.


Now to start putting the pencil case together!

Start by layering the zipper on top of one lining piece. Like this:


Then fold the ribbon in half lengthwise and place it on top of the zipper so the the open edge lines up with the top of the zipper and lining.


Then place the your main fabric on top, right side down. Then pin the whole pile in place.DSC_0022 (1)

Next, sew along the top edge with a straight stitch.DSC_0022 (1)edit

Once you have folded it over and pressed it, it should look something like this.


Now just repeat this on the other side of the zipper!


It helps to fold the ribbon on the first side out of the way so you don’t sew it while sewing the second side.

Here is what it should look like after sewing the second side on.



Open up your zipper at then arrange the layers so that both pieces of lining are on top of each other and both sides of fabric are on one side.


Then sew around three sides of the main fabric.


Then sew around three sides of the lining leaving a small opening near the zipper.


Then pull it inside out through the opening so that the lining is on the outside but the raw edges are not showing.


Making sure the fabric is out of the way, sew the opening closed.

Then turn it inside out once again!


And bam! A pencil case!

Let the cat eyes stare into your soul

Thank you for reading! I will be back next week with another pencil case tutorial!


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