We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.
It’s just about that time to trade in those tote bags filled with swimsuits, towels and sunscreen for backpacks full of folders, books and new pencils. So this fall, let’s take Gary’s advice. Instead of being wistful and sad to see summer coming to an end, let’s celebrate by making some cute pencil pouches for those students and artists in our lives.
I LOVE how the end of this looks!
This is a great scrap busting project since you only need a 10″ x 7″ piece of fabric. I used a discontinued upholstery sample that’s been in my stash for a while and a long reclaimed zipper.
First cut a piece of 10″ x 7″ piece of fabric. If your fabric isn’t very heavy, you can iron a piece of fusible interfacing to the back to make it more durable.
Then click here for the rest of the instructions and your chance to win this cute pencil pouch. As usual, just pin the tutorial to one of your Pinterest boards and leave a comment so your name will be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 30th.
The winner of this doily shirt is……
Congratulations, Kelli send your mailing address to me at email@example.com and I’ll send it out to you ASAP.
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What a great little pencil pouch tutorial! Having one of these pouches for a mini makeup bag- whether to throw in your purse or luggage- could be especially useful!
Lovely choice of fabric, by the way!
Thank you so much! I love this fabric, too, I just wish I had more of it to play with.
LOVE! This looks like something even “I” could do! I hope so, because my 10 year old daughter is now wanting one! But she REALLY wants it done in the same fabric that you used, so I hope I win since that is the only way THAT is going to happen! 😉
You are crackin’ me up! I love this fabric, too. I’ll be sad when I’ve used the sample up.
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This is something really useful and you only need a few materials.
Thank you 🙂
Thank you for getting the word out!
I love this pencil pouch so much. I’m going to try making them and giving them to kids who could use them and don’t have any way of purchasing them
Oh, Julie, that’s such a nice thing to do!
So pretty and practical! Stitching zippers has always confounded me, but your tutorial makes it do-able!
I know what you mean about the zippers, Linda! But they really aren’t as scary as they seem.
Pinned this-such a cute case, I’m going to make one for my embroidery tracing pens!
That’s such a great idea, Sarah! It really just takes minutes to make this. Have fun
great use for scrap fabric. I especially think upholstery scraps would be good because it would be sturdy for carrying stuff. I’ve never been brave enough to try a zipper-maybe I’ll make this project my first attempt :).
Oh, I really hope you make this. I think it’ll totally cure your fear of zippers! 🙂
Here’s another tutorial for a zipper pouch that’s super easy: https://chicenvelopements.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/easy-zippered-pouch-tutorial/
Have fun and let me know how it turns out!
Pinned and commented! I love this and it looks like a projects that I can actually accomplish. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Thanks so much! I can’t wait to see how your pouch turns out!
What a great idea, and takes such a small amount of material. I love pouches! They’re so useful!
Thank you, Jo! I’m always looking for ways to use up my scraps. Hope all is well in your world!
Such a great, simple project! And I’ve got a stack of gorgeous upholstery samples just waiting to be made into something awesome. I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial:
Thank you so much, Anne! It’s always an honor to have my posts on your site!
Love this! I’m going to make one for my crochet hooks. 🙂
Oh, I like that idea Esther! Have fun!
I want that fabric!!! so lovely! And the purse is really nice too, of course 🙂 It would be perfect for my creative little 3 year old’s pencils
I love this fabric, too! I made a few of these with it, too. https://chicenvelopements.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/easy-zippered-pouch-tutorial/
Pinned it! This may be the thing I make using the sewing machine my mom gave me for the first time. I have only had it a year or so…..
Yay! Have fun Alyssa and I know you can do it! 🙂
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Oh I hope you do, Alison. It is a super quick and easy project.
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Have I missed the announcement of the pencil pouch winner??? I keep hoping it is me!!!! 😀
Hey! I came across this on pinterest and would love to make a few except the directions are no longer available at the link you have. Are they somewhere else or is there a way to learn how to do it? Thanks!
Hi Rachelle, I’ll contact ehow and ask when they plan on updating that article. I wrote that for their blog and they’ve been transferring the blog articles to their new site. I’ll let you know what I find out.