I haven’t done a pattern review in a long time! With school now in session these pencil cases are a perfect project!
I saw this pattern on Etsy.com and I thought it looked really cool and had to try it! Pretty soon all my kids were wanting their own 🙂
This is an automatic download that you print at home.
SKILL LEVEL: In my opinion, this pattern is best for an intermediate+ seamstress because of the zipper, binding, and especially attaching the front/bottom to the main pencil case.
THINGS TO KNOW: Not much, other than being patient and taking your time is key to have a nice product in the end.
TIPS: You’ll definitely want to baste the bottom edge of the pencil case before trying to attach the front/bottom piece – a simple whip stitch will do!
The last step, attaching the front/bottom to the pencil case, can be intimidating because it’s a little awkward to sew and there’s several thick layers. Having Clover Clips work wonders for stuff like this! Just take it slow!
WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY: I followed the directions exactly, I didn’t see a nee to change anything.
THE PENCIL CASES I MADE: