Monday, August 12, 2013

"P" is for Pencil Tube Pouches

Sew: pencil tube zippered pouches


Slim pencil tube pouches perfect to slide inside a backpack just in time for back to school.


The little boys version has a fun orange metal zipper:


Let's not forget the girls.  I choose some polka dot fabric with bright colored zippers:



Here's how to sew pencil tube zippered pouches:

1. I followed this tutorial.  
It's in Japanese but the pictures are clear.


2. Sew zipper in place, clearly my zipper is too long but it will be trimmed.


3. Top stitch:


4. Repeat for other side of zipper:


5. Tube should look like this:


6. Pin raw edges together for a smooth look:


7. Then make a box fold lining up zipper + bottom center + 2 sides and stitch across:
(I also zig zagged the raw edge.)


8. For the other end pin canvas strap in place:



9. Repeat box fold process but be sure to leave zipper open.
Sew across end seam.

10. Turn right side out and add grosgrain ribbon to zipper pull.

4 comments:

pasqueflower said...

Love this! Thank you so much!

Olivia said...

So adorable! You should sell these at the Christmas fair.

Colleen said...

Cute as ever! Love your fabric choice too! :)

Brooke said...

These are adorable! And look so professional- I'd totally think these were bought from the store. Great job!