I wanted to make a really cool looking pencil holder but was functional and able to fit in my book back, I also wanted it to be able to roll it to save on space and be easy to sew(since I'm a beginner). So I began thinking of a design and I came up with this cool looking gadget. This can be totally customizable. You can make it as long as you want or as wide as you want, and this can also be made for your work shop. You can hang one of these up and put screw drivers in it. For all of you who are amazing at art will fall in love with this instantly!! To be able to see all colors is very nice and helpful when your drawing, and you can have it spread across the desk or rolled up in a neat bundle.
1. sewing machine
4. ruler and scissors
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Step 1: Cutting the Fabric
Cut out two pieces of fabric
first piece= 14 14/16 inches for the length and 4 14/16 inches for the width
second piece= 13 1/2 inches for the length and 4 inches for the width
I used kind of a stretchy fabric for my second piece so the pencils can go in the slots a bit easier. I think normal fabric will work just fine too. I also used to different fabrics to change up the color and pattern to give it more character.
Step 2: Beginning to Sew
For the first piece of fabric that you cut out you are going to want to fold the top and bottom over until there is a a little bit of fabric over the edge that measures 7/16 of a inch. Then you are going to sew them. Once that's done, fold over the ends until there is a bit of fabric measuring 7/16 of a inch and sew them too.
For the second piece of fabric you are almost doing the same things as the other but leaving a little bit of fabric measuring 4/16 of a inch. You also are only going to fold over the top and bottom and not the ends.
Step 3: Sewing the Beginning of the Slots
Place the second piece of fabric on top of the other one and make the ends match up. Then make sure that the second piece of fabric is in the middle of the first piece. Once that is complete pin the two pieces together to keep them from moving. Now sew one end from top to bottom. Now it's time for the fun part!!
Step 4: Sewing the Slots
On the end that has been sewn you are going to leave a gap of a 1/2 inch(width of a pencil) and sew from top to bottom. Keep repeating this step until you get to the very end. You may have some extra at the end if you used a stretchy fabric. You can simply cut the left overs off. You have now finished this and it is ready to be used!!! When you place you pencils in the slots you are going to want to shove the eraser/flat end through the slot so the sharp end doesn't go though the fabric and ruin it.
Step 5: Final Product
This is what it looks like when it's all done.