Some time ago I posted an instructable for making a wallet using the leftover cuffs from hemming jeans. Sadly, there's been no improvement in the height department so I'm still stuck hemming most pants purchases. I still have plenty of these hemming leftovers hanging around. For this project, I made a pair of pencil cases using the leftover cuffs from hemming a pair of jeans.
This is a simple sewing project that turns a little tube of fabric left over from hemming jeans into a charming, zippered pencil case and can be completed in an afternoon. The most challenging part of the project might be sewing the zipper. If you haven't sewn a zipper into anything before, just take your time as you follow the steps.