Hi crafters, I'm back with another easy tutorial.
My daughter has been complaining that her expensive colored pencils keep breaking because they get shaken up in her pencil case. So I found a solution. A roll up pencil case holds her pencils tightly and lessens the chance of the lead breaking. This project was inspired by the roll up makeup brush case she has. My daughter loves this so much, it's very portable and makes sure her pencil crayons are safe.
So if you'd like to know how to make one for yourself, keep reading. :)
Here are the measurements that I used;
Outer fabric 16" x 12"
Lining fabric 16" x 12"
Pencil pocket fabric 16" x 10"
Fusible batting 15.5" x 11.5" (optional)
Let's start with the pencil pockets.
(16"x10") Fold in half, length wise with the wrong sides together.
Top stitch the fold and mark your pencil pockets. (size to your liking)
Note: make sure you leave seam allowance at the sides.
Now, grab your lining fabric (16"x12") and pin your pencil pockets at the bottom. Skip the first line that you marked, instead start from the second line. Sew a straight stitch along your lines, from the top of the pocket to the bottom. Don't forget to back stitch at the top.
Grab your ribbon/or bias/or the tie you made, and pin them on the side of the lining and sew to secure.
Get your fusible batting and iron it onto the back of your outer fabric. Then get your lining and make sure not to sew down your ribbon.
Place your outer fabric on to the lining fabric right sides together and pin. Sew around the sides but leave at least 3 or 4-inches open for turning later.
Snip the four corners, be careful not to cut over your stitch line. Then, turn inside out through the opening, iron, and top stitch all around the sides.
To make a flap. Fold the top to cover the space above the pencil pockets and give a good press.
In the second picture, I placed a few colored pencils to make sure I have at least a half an inch of space between the pencil and the fold.
Pin and top stitch about 1/4-inch from the top.
You are finish!
Put in all your colored pencils, roll-up it up and tie your bow.
I love this. You can make one like this for make-up brushes, knitting sticks, sewing stuff, and so on. :)