Introduction: Cardboard Pencil Case

This is a pencil case that has a little style.  When I was a child, I use to make one of these before I started school since the sixth grade.  I still make these just for fun.

Step 1:

For the case run around and collect the following necessary items from around the house (especially your mom's sewing box):  Cardboard, elastic, needle and thread, scissors, tape, string, glue.  For the contents of the box get the basic necessities such as:  color pencils or crayons, pencil, pen, eraser, pencil sharpener, rule and circular ruler.

Step 2:

Optional items will be contact paper (for wrapping paper), silk cord (for string) and velcro.  I rather used contact paper, because I wouldn't have to use glue, which saves the mess.

Step 3:

I used the measurements listed in the picture.  You might use different pencils and rulers, so your measurements might be different.  This illustration is for reference to what I did.  I marked the back side of my project, because it is going to be covered.

Step 4:

I shade the areas I am about to cut out.

Step 5:

The shaded areas got cut out and the lines were scored by scissors.

Step 6:

Get the pencil case ready for installing the elastics, which will act as holders, by positioning the pencil, where you want the elastic to be.

Step 7:

Where you had laid those pencils, make four slits and thread elastic around the front and back as shown.

Step 8:

Stitch in between where the pencils will be making a knot in the back.

Step 9:

Pull up the loops, to make inserting the pencils easier.

Step 10:

Cut two panels for the back, so that when it is wrapped with contact paper or other paper, it would go on smooth.

Step 11:

Glue or tape panel to the back of pencil case.

Step 12:

Put the contents in the pencil case (good for added weight).  Then lay the pencil case on the contact paper.  If you are not using contact paper, blue the back side then lay it on the wrapping paper or if you used fabric, lay it on the fabric.  Then trim the sides.

Step 13:

After the edges are trimmed.  Use the clear packing, neatly secure the trimmed edges.

Step 14:

On each corner of the outside flaps, place a piece of velcro (furry side).

Step 15:

On the inside flap, put four pieces of velcro on each corner (loop side).

Step 16:

Lay the pencil case flat with wrapped side facing up, and tape a piece of string, cord or ribbon down the back leaving one inch free on both ends to tie a nice bow.

Step 17:

Voila, the completed pencil case.  Use your creative imagination, and enjoy.

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