30 Aug 2016
Jaymee’s Pencil Case Tutorial
I sew this sweet pencil case for my niece Jaymee who just started school 2 weeks ago. what made my heart smile was that she thought it was bought in a shopping mall. I told her i sew it and will teach her how to sew one for herself next time. 🙂
The completed pencil case will measure at 8″(L) x 1″(W) x 3.5″(H)
This tutorial will consists both machine and handsewing (something that i have been enjoying lately) and best of all it helps to clear up your scrap bin. 🙂
I need to apologize in advance as some of the photos will appear to be darker as it has been a raining week when i took them. 🙂
Materials Required :
★★ Exterior fabric (front panel) –> Scraps of Fabric
cut 1pc of 8.5″ x 1.5″ for bottom (use the same fabric as the back panel)
cut 12pcs of 1.75″ x 1.5″ (for patchwork)
cut 1pc of 3.5″ x 3.5″ (for centre piece)
★★ Exterior fabric (back panel) –> cut 1pc of 8.5″ x 4.5″
★★ Interior fabric –> cut 1pc of 8.5″ x 8.5″
★★ Binding (for single fold) –> cut 1pc of 1.25″ x 30″
★★ Interfacing –> cut 1pc of 8.5″ x 8.5″
(choose your interfacing based on the result you are after. I use a light weight sew-in interfacing for mine)
★★ Zipper – 1pc of 9″ or 10″ (i use 10″ for mine)
★ ★ (optional) Crochet Lace Trim – cut 2pcs of length 4″
(my fabric prints seems to go well with crochet lace trim, thus i use it. you can replace it with ric rac, pom pom trim or not use at all. Is optional. 🙂
★ Using 1/4″ seam allowance throughout ★
1) Arrange your 12pcs of 1.75″ x 1.5″ blocks and 1pc of 3.5″ x 3.5″ center piece block to your desired layout.
2) sew 3 blocks in a row to form 4 sets as shown above and press seam
3) ** if you are using Ric Rac or Pom Pom Trim, sew them onto the side edge of center piece before sewing the sets together. **
Sew 4 sets and your center piece together as shown above and press seam.
Your front panel is almost complete. Fast isn’t it. 🙂
5) Quilt as desired. I have quilted simple straight lines. 🙂
** if you are using crochet lace trims, align them along the sides of the center piece and hand sew them using back stitch.
6) Place your 8.5″ x 4.5″ exterior fabric back panel and 8.5″ x 1.5″ bottom panel together as shown. Pin them in place and sew them together. Press seam.
7) We will sew the bottom panel to the front panel. Align them together with right side facing each other, pin in placed.
8) Sew them together.
9) Press Seam.
10) Using 1/8″ (or you can sew near the edge) seam allowance, sew around the 3 sides of the exterior fabric back panel
13) To create a base, fold the corner as shown. To make sure that the base is even, the sewn sides where the pen is pointing must be in line with the bottom and back panel “joined seam”.
Clip them in placed.Use a ruler and water soluble marker, mark and draw a line as shown. The total base width of the pencil case will be 1″
22) Trim off the excess binding and pin them in placed as shown above.
This is usually how i join my binding ends for pouch. There are many ways to join binding ends. you can check out the wonderful tutorials and YouTube videos online and pick a style that you like. 🙂
24) Flip your pencil case inside out so the interior fabric is facing up.
Turn the binding over carefully and turn the raw edge of the binding under and pin or clip in placed.
** For me, usually i don’t pin or clip in placed. I will fold and sew along, because i am lazy. 🙂 But, if you are not use to hand-sewing, pin or clip will make it easier to sew. 🙂