Apart from the pleasure of making things that go in your belly, I may enjoy making handmade presents even more. I mean, two fat quarters, a zip and some embroidery thread and voila you have a pencil case! If you’ve never done embroidery, please go online and get yourself a tutorial, it’s really not that hard and extremely satisfactory. Or you could just make the pencil case, which is completely satisfactory also and is as good as any puzzle your going to get your head around.
Lay the outer fabric face up, the zip face down on top and the lining face down also. Sew as close to the zip as your foot will allow, with the needle over in the left position.(I didn’t use a zipper foot)
Turn it with the lining on the outside and open the zip halfway.
Through the hole left, push the fabric through and turn completely out so the right sides of the material are showing.
Sew by hand the remaining couple of inches in the lining and turn the pencil case the right way out and iron. Voila, la pencil case!