Make a Cute and Handy Pencil Bag




Introduction: Make a Cute and Handy Pencil Bag

About: I love to knit, sew, work with clay and do just about any craft. I love craft instructables and contests: voting, and entering! I have a cat who often pops up in my instructables.

Learn how to make these handy and unique school pencil bags that can be made any size you want. These are very cute and can be made so they will hold pencils, erasers, paperclips and anything in your pencil bag that needs organizing. Use your favorite fabrics, threads and buttons to create a bag fit for anything! These work great for keeping your pencil bag organized.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

First, you will need sewing essentials,(sewing needles and pins) 2 fabrics of your choice, thread of your choice, any decorations,(if you want) and the case of what you are making the bag for. If you don't have a case, you can use what you are making it for.

Step 2: Cutting the Fabric

This bag is for mechanical pencils. Place the case on one fabric and trace around it with a pen. Be sure to have extra room on the tracing! Cut the tracing out and use this to make a piece of fabric the same size but on the other fabric.
Use one of the first two pieces of fabric to trace around it, this time longer for a flap. Repeat on the other fabric.

Step 3: The Sewing

And now for the sewing!
Line the shorter pieces up with the longer pieces and mark where the flap starts. Line the long pieces up with each other so they are inside out, pin down, and sew along the flap area. Turn rightside out. Line all four pieces up so one fabric color will be on the outside and the other will be on the inside. Pin down and sew all along from the top left, down, right, up to the top right. Where the yellow is in the picture, sew through the top two fabrics and not through the bottom two. Turn right side out!

Step 4: Decorate

And now add any decoration! I sewed a button on the flap, but you can add ribbons, beads, or even add velcro!

Thank you for reading my instructable and I hope you had just as much fun as I did making these!

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    13 years ago on Introduction

    Cute case, I like the fabric that you used!