Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pencil Pouch & Zips

My OD is going to school this fall and has begun buying the things she will need.  After purchasing tons of supplies, she asked me to make her some pencil pouches -- she figured I could use supplies that I had on hand and it would be more cost effective.  So we looked on line for a pattern and we found this one at Sew, Mama, Sew!  Really cute! We found some fabric in my so-called stash and I finally got down to sewing it tonight.

here is the lining -- I should have taken a picture so you could see what the lining fabric looks like -- it's pretty cute. 

Here is a picture of the fabric for the outside of the pouch, the zipper, and the circular pieces for the ends .. actually you can see two strips of the lining fabric next to the umbrella fabric.  I used the lining fabric for the piping also.

and ta da .. here is the finished pouch (about three hours later ...)

If you don't look too closely, it looks pretty good.  The zipper was horrible.  I need a tutorial on that.  I'll have to see what the internet has to offer for the next time.

and another angle .. I left it in my daughter's room for her to see when she gets home from work.  I have another one to make too, but that will have to wait a few weeks.  I'm going out of town and won't have access to my machine.

Here are some pencil pouches that I found at Target, for $1 each (the zipper in the one I made cost $2).  hmmm.  Probably should have gone with those and tried my hand a making the skirt that she wanted instead.  As it is, I'll have to mail the skirt, and the second pencil pouch (unless I decide to make something else instead).

Here's my little helper saying cheese!


Anna said...

Buy pencil cases at $1.00 a piece you can buy 4 and even if they don't last long you still have saved money and more importantly time.

Kate said...

Your pencil case is really cute. I'm sure your OD will love it much much more than the Target ones. Though you may prefer the Target ones, I hate putting zippers in anything!

Larri SeamsInspired said...

Love the pencil cases, Thea! The fabric is just great. Did your daughter like them?

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