Simple Pencil Case

Oct 17, 2008
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Introduction

I got tired of my store bought pencil cases breaking, and didn't have the money to keep replacing them, so I decided to make my own pencil case. It's rather easy to make, but it requires some sewing skills. The five pieces are made separately and then crocheted together at the edges. You may want to crochet the top edges shut too. I didn't, but I would advise that you do if you're making it for younger children as the pencils can fall out the ends if you aren't too careful.

Materials List

Two skiens of worsted weight cotton yarn. I used Bernat Handicrafter cotton.
Size 7 (4.5mm) hook
8 inch (20 cm) zipper
Piece of cotton fabric
Needle and thread

Sewing machine (optional)

Finished Size

7.5" X 3.5" X 2.5" or 19 cm X 9 cm X 6 cm

Gauge

5 stitches and 6 rows per inch.

The Pattern

Piece A

Chain 35
Row 1- Sc in second chain from hook. Sc in each chain after. Turn.
Row 2- Sc in each stitch to end. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until work measures 4" (10 cm). Fasten off.

Piece B

Chain 10
Row 1- Sc in second chain from hook. Sc in each chain after. Turn.
Row 2- Sc in each stitch to end. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until work measures 3" (7.5 cm). Fasten off.

Piece C

Chain 35
Row 1- Sc in second chain from hook. Sc in each chain after. Turn.
Row 2- Sc in each stitch to end. Turn.

Repeat row until work measures 2.5" (6.5 cm). Fasten off.

Lining

The lining isn't necessary, but I would recommend making it.

Fold the piece of fabric in half and sew along the sides. Make a rolled hem along the top. Fold the corner down then sew it across 1 1/4" from the point.

Assembly

Slip stitch the pieces together as shown.
Sew the lining inside the case with seams facing down (so that the right side is the side you see).

Sew the zipper on to the top flaps.

Now go show it off to all your friends and family. :)

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Comments

KarenH@61 wrote
on Jan 25, 2009 10:18 AM

Cute idea! Will make a great makeup bag too! Thanks for sharing!

Lollipop024 wrote
on Mar 29, 2010 10:01 PM

That is so cool! I need to make something for a silent auction, and I also need a new pencil case to hold my drawing supplies. How amazing! I was just thinking that i sould get something like that just yesterday.........

Thanks!