Owl School Pencil Case
Get ready for the new school term with this handy pencil and notebook wallet.
What you will need:
Craft Cotton Company supplies:
Owl School Fat quarter pack
18”x10” fusible fleece
Using your rotary cutter and ruler, cut your patterned fabric into pieces
Owl fabric outer: 18”x10”
Grey fabric inner: 18”x10”
Turquoise fabric pocket: 18”x11”
Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the grey inner fabric
Fold the turquoise pocket fabric in half lengthwise, press then topstitch along the folded edge
Position the pocket along the bottom edge of the inner fabric, pin ion place then baste along the raw edges to hold the pocket in place
Mark your pocket lines on the wrong side of the grey inner fabric (the fusible fleece) to suit your notebook size and the size/quantity of pencils.
Stitch along the marked lines to create the pencil and notebook pockets. Backstitching at the beginning and end will give extra strength to the pockets
Attach two 10” pieces (one on each side) of ribbon where the top of the pocket meets the inner fabric
Tuck the ribbon into the pockets to keep it out of the way when stitching then place the owl outer fabric on top of the pocket/inner fabric.
Pin this together leaving an opening along the top seam for turning.
**I double pin my turning gap so I don’t forget to stop stitching
Stitch all the way around from double pin to double pin. Using a walking foot makes the stitching easier when sewing the layers
Clip each of the corners to remove excess fabric then turn right sides out. Use a bamboo creaser or chopstick to carefully push out the corners
Press the project flat, making sure turning gap seam is positioned correctly then top stitch around all edges closing the turning gap as you go
Insert the pencils and notebook then the wallet is finished
Tip: With the leftover owl fabric why not make a matching book cover to slip inside the notebook pocket..
© by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Co