I'm the type who has to dig through her purse for ten minutes to find a pen. And I'm sure I was the same way in school with my backpack. (Or Esprit shoulder bag as it were--you couldn't go to my middle school in the early nineties without one). This cute pencil case is a perfect solution to keep your kids' backpacks organized. Or my purse. I better get on this one. If you saw our link to the easy make-up bag tutorial, this is the same bag with different dimensions. Here's Stacy's creation with step-by-step photos. Enjoy! Oh, and don't forget to enter our back-to-school giveaway by linking us on your blog and leaving us a comment!
Kids Pencil Case
*Two pieces of fabric cut to 10" x 4"
*Zipper (18"-22" best for this size bag)
*Sewing machine and thread
*Fray Check or similar product
*Fray Check the edges of your cut fabric to minimize fraying inside the bag.
*Iron a 1/2" fold on one of the long sides of each piece. This is where your zipper will go.
*Sew your zipper down one side, turn and stitch across the zipper, then turn and stitch down other piece of fabric to attach. Sew across the zipper on opposite end as well.
*Match pieces right-sides together and sew along bottom. Trim zipper on both ends.
*Flatten tube with zipper in the middle.
*Sew both ends closed.
*Pinch the corners out to give your box depth (see original tutorial for more information). Stitch all four corners.
*Trim corners and apply Fray Check.
*Turn right-side out.
*Fill with your favorite pencils and pens and never be without one again!
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