Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pencil Bag

pencil bags


about 1/2 yard each of 2 different fabric

1- 7 inch zipper

sewing machine and thread

1. Cute one piece of fabric 7 inches wide and 4 inches long. Cut the contrasting fabric 7 inches wide and at least 10 inches long.

2. Lay the zipper on the right side of one of the pieces of fabric with one edge lined up with the middle of the fabric.

Fold the fabric over, pin zipper in place and using a zipper foot sew about 1/4 inch from folded edge.

This is what it will look like after being sewn

3. Turn right side out, press with iron and sew about 1/8 inch from edge.

4. Repeat with the contrasting piece of fabric and it will look like this.

5. Lay the zipper side onto some fabric. Use it as a template to cut 2 pieces of fabric of the exact same shape and size. (For instruction purposes we'll call these pieces "backings")

6. Stack the pieces as follows: backing right side up, zipper piece right side up, backing upside down. Stack them directly on top of each other, lining up edges and trimming any excess fabric.

7. Starting about 1 1/2 inches from one of the bottom corners sew around edges at aboput 5/8 in. Be careful not to sew over zipper. End stitching so that you have about a 2 inch opening at the bottom.

Cut corners and turn right side out. Press.

8. Fold raw edges on bottom in and sew about 1/8 in. around edge. Optional: attach charm or ribbon to zipper pull.


Blogger pixiegenne said...

ok - i am feeling inspired. i think i may try and make these for party favors. i'll post them if i do. thanks for the tutorial!

3:56 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

thanks for the tutorial.

5:16 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

THanks moki- this is great!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

My skill with sippers SUCKS!! But I am game to try again with your tutorial.

These are really cute!!

11:39 PM  
Blogger pixiegenne said...

hey - i ended up making a bunch - check them out under "birthday girl" on my blog. thanks again for the tutorial - so easy to follow. some of my neighbors asked me to print some up for them as well. thanks again!

12:48 AM  
Blogger jessica said...

oh this will be fun
thank you so much! great.

6:13 PM  
Blogger AR said...

Those are great! I especially love the skulls. I think I'd better try to sew one. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Blogger linababe said...

thank you for this tutorial!
i used ist for a present!

greetings, lina

10:07 AM  
Blogger love forever said...

great tutorial! thanks!!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I really love this pattern! It was so quick and easy, I made several in such a short time. Once you've done one, it's easy to make them in different sizes. Thank you so much for posting how you made them. My daughter is very pleased with her bag!

1:26 PM  
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Blogger Little Pods Clothing said...

this made me feel inspired :)

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Blogger the sewer cat said...

merci pour ce tuto.

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Blogger JL said...

I JUST received a sewing machine for Mother's Day & actually have never sewed in my life, but I'm going to try! Thanks for the clear instructions.

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Blogger Florencia said...

I did the pencil bag, but
I was not very well
so I had to change it a little
put a closure of 20cm and 15cm not as
Says here, but it was very nice!
addition, we add nylon glass
on the inside to prevent it from being stained with
pens and other things,
Thanks for the idea, the truth that are very beautiful
things you do
Go on like this!

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Blogger Meaghan said...

Love it!


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Blogger The Seeker said...

Really cute!

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