Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Constructing the pencil case

teodo said... your pencil case is very very nice.
But is difficult to do it?

Here is my reply:

The zipper pencil case was easy to make. I used 10 zips for one pencil case. I put 2 zips next to each other. One zip opening at the top, the other zip opening at the bottom. I used a 3 step zigzag stitch (width 5.0, length 0.3 on my Elna machine). I slightly overlapped the edges of the zips and stitched them together. I did 5 pairs like this and then stitched the 5 pairs together. Then I sewed the circles on the 2 ends, making sure one of the zips was open a little bit so I could turn it inside out. The circles were cut out of some pre-quilted fabric with a diameter of 10 cm.

Amazingly, the cloth part of the zips were not all the exact same length as you can see in the picture:


YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the directions. I saw some purses done this way at a show last year and thought it was very cute. You can always use a pencil case!

Tracy said...

I've never seen this before. What a great idea.