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February 5, 2013 / Blogless Anna

I need a pencil case for school Mummy…

Miss A said this morning, “I need a pencil case for school Mummy.”  My mind then flashed back to late last year when I was filling out her book list and decided that we didn’t need to buy a pencil case, as I could make one.  I thought it would be a good summer holiday sewing project for the girlie and I.  Fast forward all of the summer holidays and into the first week of school, and I had totally forgotten all about it… Oooppphhhss!

Miss A had a rummage through my ‘larger scraps’ bag this morning and selected two fabrics (both left over from recent Woven Scout Tees).  To elevate some of my ‘Mummy’s forgotten’ guilt, I  promised I would have a pencil case ready for her to take to school tomorrow.  And I do!


The main fabric was a cotton voile, so I put my new bag making skills to work and added interfacing and fusible fleece, which gives the pencil case great structure.


For the pattern I used a printed version of You Sew Girl’s Make-Up Purse (now available for purchase as a download).  I ‘slashed and spread’ the pattern to add length.  A pencil case has to be able to fit pencils in it!  It also meant I could use a yellow zip which I had lurking in my stash …not quite sure how that one got there.

I smile every-time I open the zip and see the Liberty lining. I hope Miss A does too.



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  1. martha / Feb 6 2013 3:48 am

    This is darling:) love the fabric you used for this pencil case!!!!

    • Blogless Anna / Feb 6 2013 8:38 am

      Thanks. Can I confess it was actually a little hard to send it off to school today. I wanted to keep it for myself!

  2. velosewer / Feb 15 2013 12:11 pm

    I would have fought you for this bag. It’s gorgeous.

  3. Beth / Feb 18 2013 6:48 am

    It looks great! I love the fabric.

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