Introduction: DIY Pencil Roll Case

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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

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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

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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

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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 ;)


ChandruC2 (author)2015-12-10

buy a box instead :P.. Anyways I doubt it's reliability in the long term

AppleP1 (author)ChandruC22017-08-20

Never mind damage to the pencil tips when they hit the inside of a wooden box, the pencil cores will also break (inside of their wood exteriors) when they get tossed around. High quality pencils are worth protecting. :-)

cococafecocoa (author)2015-12-27

I am trying to do this for my knives, any idea where could I possibly buy leather?

zposner (author)cococafecocoa2016-12-10


I used scrap leather.Try Car seat cover manufacturing unit or Hand bag manufacturing unit

zposner (author)2016-12-10

Perfect for my sister, who loves art

zimitt (author)2015-12-14

This looks like a fun project.

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?

Very professional job.

Varun Suresh (author)zimitt2015-12-16

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.

zimitt (author)Varun Suresh2015-12-16

Perhaps some pictures of the process of making this would make your instructable more comprehensible.

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?

Varun Suresh (author)zimitt2015-12-16

I kept the pencil inside and made a mark with a pencil.simple

zimitt (author)Varun Suresh2015-12-16


Varun Suresh (author)zimitt2015-12-16

also if you are a pro with handling needles,you can hand stitch.Since I had resources, I used machine.

Renarde Rousse (author)2015-12-15

Pure class. Nice job.

Thank you.Hope you get benefited with this instructable :)

hennpen (author)2015-12-15

Thank you, A lady in my art group has one for her paint brushes, I was thinking of

making one for mine. this looks so much better in leather, so I will try it.

Varun Suresh (author)hennpen2015-12-16

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

pesis (author)2015-12-10

this good instructable for carving chisels

Varun Suresh (author)pesis2015-12-10

Yes,indeed :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-09

This looks much nicer than the plastic box that I have!

Then its the right time for you to make one :)

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