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School is rapidly approaching for us. So naturally I think of school crafts. The elementary schools in our district always want the kids to have a pencil-case, and the ones I see in the stores are usually junky and expensive for how useless they are, in my opinion.
Today I came across this. I can not wait to make it with Serenity and Willow. Willow loves to have her crayons and pencils out all the time. What a super cute way to store them.
This pencil case is really fun for kids to make because it incorporates
sewing, which will give your child a sense of accomplishment.
What you’ll need:
- 1 large sheet of craft foam (12″ x 17.5″)
- 1 child safe sewing needle
- 4 dots of self adhesive hook and loop
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Fold the craft foam sheet so that you end up with two sections that are 6.5″
and one that is 4.5″ (x 12″). (See photo.)
- Print out the “PENCIL” pattern. Lay the foam out flat (not folded) and place
the pattern onto the 4.5″ section. Poke the sewing needle through the paper and
make an impression in the craft foam. Do this all the way around the letters.
- Thread sewing needle with a 48″ piece of yarn. Pull completely through and
tie both ends into a knot. Sew the yarn through the holes you created to create
the word “PENCILS” on the craft foam. (See photo.)
- When finished, thread the yarn through the back of the letters and tie off.
Trim and secure with a piece of tape. (See photo.)
- Thread a new piece of yarn onto the needle and sew both 6.5″ sides together
to create the pencil case. Tie off and secure with tape. (See photo.)
- Turn pencil case over to the backside and pipe a generous line of white
craft glue along the stitched edges to secure. Let dry. (See photo.)
- Place 4 self-adhesive hook and loop circles along the edge of the pencil
case flap to keep the case closed. (See photo.)
- Fill with pencils!
- Use any color combination of yarn and craft foam that you like.
- Try lanyard instead of yarn as another option.
- As an alternative, use self-adhesive foam letters instead of stitching the