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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

Other supplies:

18”x10” fusible fleece

Coordinating ribbon

Step 1:

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”

Step 2:

Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the grey inner fabric

Step 3:

Fold the turquoise pocket fabric in half lengthwise, press then topstitch along the folded edge

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

Attach two 10” pieces (one on each side) of ribbon where the top of the pocket meets the inner fabric

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

Stitch all the way around from double pin to double pin. Using a walking foot makes the stitching easier when sewing the layers

Step 9:

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

Step 10:

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

Step 11:

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

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