How To Make A 30-Minute Pencil Roll
This quick and easy pencil case roll-up makes a fantastic little gift for the kids, whether it’s for a birthday gift, a Christmas present or a back-to-school treat… and it’s so simple to sew! And the best part is – the innovative crafters among you will be able to find plenty more uses for this quick and crafty project than just storing pencils… You could fill it with knitting needles and gift it with a ball of yarn to the knitting enthusiast in your life, or add some crochet hooks and gift it alongside one of our super cool crochet kits. The creative possibilities are endless!
Materials You’ll Need:
Seam allowance is 0.5″ throughout.
Sew Your Own Pencil Case Roll-Up Instructions
First, fold one of your pieces of fabric in half widthways, to make a piece 4.5″ by 13″. Pin this on top of another fabric piece with the folded edge at the top and baste it in place. Mark lines for the pencil slots: start 1.5″ from one short edge, then mark another ten lines that are 1″ apart. The final line should be 1.5″ from the other short edge. Stitch along each of these lines to make the slots for the pencils. This is your completed inner piece.
Take your piece of ribbon and fold it in half, then baste this fold to one short edge of the completed inner piece.
Lay your final piece of fabric on top of the completed inner piece right sides together, making sure to tuck the ribbon out of the way inside. Sew them together leaving a 2″ – 3″ gap for turning.
Turn the completed pencil roll inside out through the gap and give the corners a good poke with a knitting needle or chopstick to make them nice and square. Press well, then slip stitch the opening closed by hand. Fill with coloured pencils and use the ribbon to tie the roll closed.
It’s super cute, and quick too!
This quick and easy pencil case roll-up is the perfect way to turn unused fabric leftovers into a fantastic gift in just 30 minutes.
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