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Peter Rabbit Roll up pen case tutorial

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the Peter Rabbit drawstring back pack I made for my nephews. Well as it was also Samuels Birthday, I decided to make him a matching Peter Rabbit Roll up pen case filled with 30 colourful pens.

I used the Peter Rabbit cotton canvas fabric from Wholeport for the exterior and lined it in a stone spot oilcloth in case the caps aren't put on properly.

You could easily change the outer fabric and adjust the stitch lines and use this tutorial for a multitude of things like a make up brush holder , crochet hooks holder or paint brush holder for when you are painting whilst out and about!

My biggest tip for stitching oilcloth is to use a Teflon foot so that the foot does not stick to the fabric and use paper clips to hold the fabric in place as pins will leave lasting holes

Have a sweet day!
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1 Pen case

How-to step by step

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    Step 1

    Start by cutting out a piece of Peter Rabbit fabric 64cm wide x 30cm long, and one piece of oilcloth 64cm wide x 30cm long. Place the pieces together, so that the right sides face outwards. Paper clip together, (using pins leaves holes in the oilcloth)

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    Step 2

    Cut a piece of bias binding 64cm in length. On one of the longer edges place your opened bias fold to the edge of your fabric. Right side of your bias will be placed against the wrong side of your fabric. Paperclip in place. Sew along the fold line with a straight stitch

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    Step 3

    Press bias binding away from the edge. Re-fold the strip around the raw edges, and turn your roll up pen case to the oilcloth side. Edge stitch the bias strip’s folded edge to the right side of the fabric, so it covers the first stitching line.

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    Step 4

    Fold the bottom up 8cm and paper clip in place

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    Step 5

    Mark stitch lines 2cm apart, starting 1 cm in from the sides.

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    Step 6

    Using a straight stitch, stitch along your marked lines, back stitching at the beginning and end to secure.

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    Step 7

    Bias bind round the case. Cut a length of bias binding 125cm long. Starting at the corner, place your opened bias binding to the edge of your fabric, turning over the end of the bias binding by 5mm where it starts, to give a neat finish. Right side of your bias will be placed against the wrong side of your fabric. Pin and paperclip in place all the way round finishing at the other corner, turn in end 5mm.

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    Step 8

    Sew along the fold line with a straight stitch

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    Step 9

    Press bias binding away from the edge

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    Step 10

    Re-fold the strip around the raw edges, and turn your roll up pen case to the oilcloth side. Edge stitch the bias strip’s folded edge to the right side of the fabric, so it covers the first stitching line.

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    Step 11

    Cut a strip of bias binding 68cm in length. Fold in half, folding under the ends and stitch together using a straight stitch

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    Step 12

    Pin binding ties on right edge, cm up from the bottom edge.

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    Step 13

    Stitch in place

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    Step 14

    Fill with pens

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    Step 15

    Close flap and roll up

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    Step 16

    Tie the straps

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    Step 17

    Here is my Peter Rabbit roll pen case with the Peter Rabbit drawstring back pack

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