Monday, March 11, 2013

"B" is for Boxy Pencil Pouches

Sew: boxy pencil pouches

Easy to sew boxy drop cloth canvas pencil pouches with rainbow print lining and rainbow colored zippers.

These pencil pouches are part of a party favor.
I made these pencil holder party favors and then started thinking about how the girls would transport their favors home?

Solution: boxy pencil pouches:

I used a pattern from spiegelstiksels blog, it's in Dutch and doesn't seem to translate well but her pictures give a good step by step.

Here's how to make the boxy pencil pouches:

1. Make a paper pattern using the dimensions from spiegelstiksels blog post here.

2. Cut 2 drop cloth exterior, 2 cotton lining, 2 interfacing, 1 - 10" zipper:
(I used 12" metal zippers purchased as a rainbow set from Zip It here.)

3. Start by sewing in zipper:

4. Sew both sides then top stitch drop cloth (and lining together) to keep from getting caught in zipper:

5. Place right sides together and sew bottom seams, be sure to leave 4" opening in lining at center:

6. Sandwich long ends together and stitch across, start and stop 3/8" from ends:

7. To make mitered corners pinch open corners together and sew both lining and exterior.

8. Turn right side out, slip stitch closed the opening in lining at center bottom:

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  1. What darling pencil holders! I bet the would work for other things, too! I love the colors.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party.
    Take care,

  2. Visiting from Frugal Friday. I love these.

  3. I love these! I was hoping to find instructions for something like this for my art pens and pencils when I travel! Thank you so very much! :)

  4. I'm having trouble with the corners, can't seem to get them right. Do you have a picture of that step? The one on the Dutch site isn't clear to me either... not sure why I'm having such a hard time understanding! Thanks!