Introduction: Pencil Case From Old Fabric
When I was a child, my mother and I used to convert old fabrics into pencil cases from time to time.
I find it a great way to reuse old fabrics while designing your own one of a kind pencil case.
- Old fabric/shirt/jeans cut into 2 rectangles of 22x11cm each (Use of fabric scissors and tape measure is recommended)
- 18 cm zip (could be found at eBay)
- Fabric pencil
Step 1: Sew the Zip and One Fabric Rectangle
Open the zip.
Take one fabric rectangle and locate the zip upside down on the right side (beautiful side) of the fabric. Use pins to set it (see photo 1).
- Sew the zip and the fabric (as close as possible to the teeth). Remove the pins when you are done (see photos 2 and 3).
Step 2: Sew the Zip and Second Fabric Rectangle
- Repeat the previous step with the second fabric rectangle (see photos)
Step 3: Sew the Fabric Rectangles Together
- Close the zip halfway.
- Fold the sewed fabric and zip in half to create a perfect rectangle, while the pull tab is facing down. Use pins to set them and mark the top stop and the bottom stop locations with a fabric pencil (see photo 1).
- Start sewing in rectangle shape, starting from the top stop to the bottom stop. Leave about 1 cm from the edges. Remove the pins when you are done (see photo 2).
Step 4: Flip It Inside Out
- Flip it inside out - You are done. Congratulations!