I am an Artist from Chennai.When I was looking for a pencil case in online I found it very costly ( $23).So I decided to do it by myself with the scrap leathers lying around in my home.

Step 1: Materials

Trust me,I made this pencil case without spending a single penny.All that you need is,

1.Scrap leather

2.Sewing needle and Thread

3.Paper Cutter

Step 2: Measuring, Marking & Cutting

Measure and cut the leather in the form of a rectangle depending upon number of tools required and their length.I have taken 44cm x 22cm.

Give a cross cut at the edges so that it will look so better.

Step 3: Making Loopholes

Take a longer strip of leather double than the horizontal length ( approximately 88cm ) of the base leather and height of about 2.5cm and stitch it to form a loophole for inserting the tools.

Stitch a thin strip at the end for tying a knot

Now insert the tools and enjoy rolling it ;)

<p>I am trying to do this for my knives, any idea where could I possibly buy leather?</p>
I used scrap leather.Try Car seat cover manufacturing unit or Hand bag manufacturing unit
<p>Perfect for my sister, who loves art</p>
<p>This looks like a fun project.</p><p>Could you give us some more detail on how you made it? What weight of leather did you use? Did you hand stitch or use a sewing machine. How did you manage to make the loops just the correct size to keep the pencils snug? </p><p>Very professional job.</p>
U can use any scrap leather.I used a leather used to make car seats,and handbags.and to make a loop,I kept a pencil inside and stitched it over.Similarly I did for eraser.U can also use elastic bands for loops as an alternative for leather.
<p>Perhaps some pictures of the process of making this would make your instructable more comprehensible.</p><p>When you sew the loops on the sewing machine, with the pencil in, for measurement, how is it possible to stitch close enough to keep the pencil snug?</p>
I kept the pencil inside and made a mark with a pencil.simple
also if you are a pro with handling needles,you can hand stitch.Since I had resources, I used machine.
<p>Pure class. Nice job.</p>
Thank you.Hope you get benefited with this instructable :)
<p>Thank you, A lady in my art group has one for her paint brushes, I was thinking of</p><p>making one for mine. this looks so much better in leather, so I will try it.</p>
Sure u can make it. I guess she would have bought the Derwent pencil roll case. Its 23$ in amazon.But if u have all the essential things,u can make it @0 cost
<p>this good instructable for carving chisels</p>
Yes,indeed :)
<p>buy a box instead :P.. Anyways I doubt it's reliability in the long term </p>
<p>This looks much nicer than the plastic box that I have!</p>
Then its the right time for you to make one :)

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