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Pretty Lace Zip Pencil Case Tutorial

Last week I showed you how I made a pretty coin purse for my eldest niece Molly, alongside the coin purse I also made a pretty lace zip pencil case, ipad case, pretty tote bag with pom pom trim and pretty bobby pins all in a colour palette of teal, mint, pale pink and lime.

So today I want to share with you how I made the DIY pretty pencil case with an exposed lace zip...

1 Pencil Case

How-to step by step

  • Pretty Pencil case - what you need

    Step 1

    Cut out the following pieces as illustrated above. Iron fusible interfacing to the back of the two main pieces.

  • Lace Zip Pretty Pencil Case tutorial 1

    Step 2

    Place your rectangles of fabric right sides together, placing the rectangle of cotton batting on the bottom. Pin along the longest sides.

  • Lace Zip Pretty Pencil Case tutorial 2

    Step 3

    Using a 1cm (3/8″) seam allowance, stitch the two pieces together

  • Lace Zip Pretty Pencil Case tutorial 3

    Step 4

    Turn the pencil case out so the right sides of the fabric are facing outwards. Press.

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    Step 5

    Open the zip and place along the seamed edge, so the teeth are just over the seam line. Pin to secure.

  • Lace Zip Pretty Pencil Case tutorial 5

    Step 6

    Using a zip foot stitch zip to pencil case, back stitching at the start and finish.

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    Step 7

    Pin the other side of the zip to the other side of the pencil case. Using a zip foot stitch zip to pencil case, back stitching at the start and finish.

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    Step 8

    Flatten the pencil case so that the zip lies in the centre. Pin to secure in Place.

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    Step 9

    Baste stitch the ends using a 6mm (1/4”) seam allowance.

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    Step 10

    Fold the webbing in half and pin to the back of the pencil case.

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    Step 11

    Baste stitch in place

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    Step 12

    Fold the binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. Unfold and then bring the long edges in to meet the center crease. Press again. Refold on the original crease and press again or use a bias binding maker. Pin the binding on the ends of the pencil case. Turn the ends up 5mm for a neat finish as photograph above. Stitch the binding to the coin purse using a 9mm seam allowance, backstitching at the start and finish.

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    Step 13

    Fold the binding over to the outer side and pin in place.

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    Step 14

    Top stitch binding in place, backstitching at the start and finish.

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    Step 15

    Slip stitch the ends of the binding to close

  • Pretty Pencl Case - Finished size

    Step 16

    Your finished pencil case is now ready to use

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