10 Nov 2013

DIY Denim Pencil Case



Hello!! Today I have a really exciting DIY for you. A pencil case!! I'm so excited to share with you the first sewing craft on my blog, since getting my sewing machine!! Here we go....



You will need: pins // scissors // dress zip (mine was 20cm) // lining fabric // outside fabric

I used a sewing machine but a needle and thread would still work just as well. Don't let not having a sewing machine put you off, it's really simple.



1 // Cut out a piece of lining fabric the size of the width of the zip. The dress zip already has seam allowance so exact size is good. Cut one more lining and two of the other fabric.


2 // Place lining fabric right side up, place zip on top, also right side up. Finally place outside fabric face down and pin along the top edge.

3 // Sew along pins, taking them out as you go. I suggest a zipper foot but just try and sew as close to the edge as possible if not.

4 // Once done, place other lining fabric underneath (like picture) so that the zip lines up with it.


5 // Place outside fabric on top of zip face down and pin into place again. Sew along the zip.

6 // Lay sewn fabrics out and fold along zip so that outside fabric is face down. and pin along sides and allow seam allowance. Open the zip halfway so that it is easier to turn inside out later on.



Sew together, turn inside out and you have got your pencil case!! Enjoy
xx Harri


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32 comments:

  1. Oooh I really want to make this! Love it, it's great to practise my sewing skills. X

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    1. Thanks!! Would love to see a picture once you are done!! xx Harri

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  2. So cute and so simple! I will have to try this.
    Katie:)

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    1. Thanks so much!! Would love to see a picture once you are done

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  3. Ahh!
    This is ADORABLE!
    It's soo simple, yet AMAZING!
    This would be perfect for school :-D
    I love the floral lining fabric!
    Alex XOXO

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    1. me too! I love having a surprise inside!!! I use mine for school and so many people have asked me where it is from

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  4. Thanks for letting me feature you on Blogs by Kids! If you would like a feature button they are under the button tab. I REALL Y REALLy LOVE your blog! Keep going strong!!!

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    1. No thanks for featuring me!! It's a very cool, post thank you so much. Harri x

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  5. Super, I need to learm how to sew :D

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    1. I've only just leant this month. It's real easy once you understand it

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  6. Love it! Will have to try it. Can I follow you?

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    1. Thanks. You can follow me on Bloglovin (http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10752579) or Google Friend Connect (sidebar link)

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  7. This looks great, I have made a few pencil cases before, so I will try out your method as something new!
    Xx

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    1. Thank you! I've been looking for other ways to make more 3D makeup bags, it seems quite hard, any suggestions

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  8. I love this idea! I'm going to scale it down and make a coin purse instead, thanks

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    1. What a good idea!! Would love to see a picture once it's completed

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  9. Very cute and super simple! Im not that great with the sewing machine but I am going to try this. Great to practice with the zips.

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    1. I'm only learning to. It's great when practicing with zips, I don't get any holes in mine now YAY thanks for your lovely comment xx Harri

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  10. I really like this idea! It's so cute and I can't wait to try it (: and it's great for practicing with zippers

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    1. I've been making heaps to practice doing zips, I'm think I'm getting quite good now! Harri x

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  11. Hi Harri,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of crafty storage solutions! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-storage-solutions/

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring me!! x

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  12. Just tried to make this! Couldn't quite figure out what to do with the ends of the zipper, but it turned out great!

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  13. Very cool!!! Now I do garment, some bags, some home dec, sew this is not up my ally----however, I have kids in school who love Mom to make them things. This is a very clear, concise tutorial that I will use! You go girl!!! Thanks, Melody Gardner

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  14. hey harri just wanted to let you know that on the side under all your info where it has your favourite posts this month, when you click on the tote bag one it takes you to the denim pencil case post. just thought i would tell you about this error. i am not at all trying to be rude or picky. love your blog as always x

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  15. I'm so gonna use this to make my pencil case for uni! I've been looking for something original for so long, making it will be much better!!

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  16. Super fun and easy to make. I would recommend this DIY!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. I read everyone and try to reply as soon as possible so check back. Hope you enjoyed this post x Harri