The Double-Ended Pencil Case is a small pouch with two distinct full-length compartments and zippers at both ends. The DEPC was originally designed to hold a checkbook, but the first one was a little too small. It turned out to be perfect for pens, pencils, markers, erasers &c. Better as a pencil case anyway, as no one uses checks anymore!
Step 1: Blah Blah Blah
This step is here because the first step seems to appear below the Introduction. I don't understand why and I don't think it is a good idea.
Step 2: Tools and Materials
Tools This is a sewing project so you will need the standard sewing tools -- sewing machine, scissors, seam ripper, ruler or measuring tape, and an iron (helpful but not necessary).
Materials The DEPC requires three pieces of fabric each 3.5 x 8.5 inches and two 6" zippers. Neither dimension is crucial. [The one pictured here used these dimensions and I found it to be a little narrow. Next one will be 4.0 x 8.5 inches. It is easier to narrow than widen!]
The weight of the zippers should roughly match the weight of the fabric. Different colored zippers can help identify the different pouches of the case.
Step 3: Sewing the Zippers
Hem each end (tucking the raw edge back under so that it does not unravel) and press before sewing. Each piece should be about 6.75" after the hems are pressed. With particular heavy fabric it may not be practical to fold the raw edge back under and with polyester fabric that can be heat-sealed it may not be necessary.
Sew a zipper to the ends of two of the pieces. The orientation of the zippers will affect whether the zippers open in the same direction or from different directions on the two ends. Pin prior to sewing if desired. Use of a zipper foot (half of a full foot) makes sewing the zippers much easier.