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Handcrafted Pencil Case.

Updated: Oct 25, 2020



Pencil case has always been a thing that everyone needs.

Personally, I always had a craze to collect cute and attractive pencil cases, to use a different one every day, until I realized I could make them myself instead of buying new ones.

Even you can create these easy and beautiful pencil cases to flaunt your creativity. However, you need not restrict yourself to using it as a pencil case. You could use it in many other ways.

Let's get started!


SUPPLIES:


  • Piece of Fabric (23 x 26 cm)

  • Zipper

  • Fabric Glue

  • Scissors

  • White Fabric for the tassel (5 x 8 cm)

  • A Needle and Thread

  • Jump ring



INSTRUCTIONS


1. Iron the fabric if required and spread it on a flat surface.


2. Apply fabric glue to the edges of the cloth. Now fold and stick the edges to make it look neat. Neatness reminds me, if you're having snacks or something while making this, try not to drop it on the fabric like I did.

3. Now take the zipper and place it approximately in the middle of your fabric.



4. Apply glue on to the zipper and fold the fabric to stick it.



5. Repeat this step for the other end of the fabric.


6. If your zipper is longer than needed, cut off the extra length (don't throw that extra thing away). Remember to sew its ends otherwise, the zip would slide off and I'm pretty sure you don't want that.


7. Now stick these open ends of the fabric to complete making the pouch.


You have made your very own pencil case!




Now we'll prepare a tassel to make this pencil case look fancier. Grab your white fabric, scissors, needle, thread, stick/pen, and jump ring for this process.


1. Take the piece of white fabric and cut as shown.



2. Roll this along a pen/stick.



3. We won't use fabric glue here, instead sew a jump ring to it. I would advise you not to remove the tassel from the stick to make sewing easier.



4. Take this out from the stick and simply attach the jump ring to the zip.


Doesn't this look cool?




You can use fabrics of different prints and materials to create as many pouches as you want. Aren't these so easy to make and a lot of fun too? This would also be a perfect addition to your school DIY stationery collection. In fact, it is a great way to use cut pieces of cloth instead of wasting them. Also, you would be contributing to conserving the environment by reducing wastage of resources. Being eco-friendly is the need of the hour and what better way to become a saviour of depleting resources of the earth?

So go ahead and try this out. Trust me, you'll feel good that you have been able to utilize something that would have been just discarded. Now that's called being creative.


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- Aaraadhya.



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