Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Catch Me (and my Pencil Cases) on Sew Mama Sew!

Today you can find my tutorial for making these pencil cases
on Sew Mama Sew! So excited to be invited to be on SMS
that I went and made six of them,
just to test out different color schemes.

In my typical How I Hate Exposed Seam Allowances
mania, I fully lined them (easier than it sounds).

And they also have fun possibilities for fabric combinations.

Nobody in our house has use for pencil cases
this year (we're barely in school), so I've
put them in the shop if you'd like to own one.

But if you prefer to make them yourselves, or just
want to learn how I
put piping on everything I can
possibly lay my hands on if given the chance

head over to Sew Mama Sew!


  1. they look great. Looks like they would also be good for makeup or crochet hooks or knitting needles :).

  2. They make me want to go back to school so I can use one of those beautiful pencil cases. Love them.

  3. Great job! I saw these on SMS and loved them.

  4. These are really cute! I want to either make one (yeah, right!) or buy one from you! I'll be the envy of my fellow design friends~

  5. Thank you for the tutorial. I am about to embark on a home decorating project which will involve piped bolster cushions - your pencil case tutorial will be scaled up!

  6. These are so pretty! I love all of your different color combinations. And, I need to find my zipper foot or buy a new one. Of course, what I really want is a new sewing machine...

  7. Love the pencil cases! I was going to suggest using them for needle storage too but I see Mary beat me to it :-)

  8. I love these pencil cases!! I want to drop everything from my to-do list today and just sit down and make half a dozen! Sadly, responsibility calls and I'll be doing household chores instead...

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  9. That tutorial is awesome! love the piping band in the pencil case! They are great for a new round of gifs for the girls at school my dd will be invitied...

  10. Congratulations on getting on Sew Mama Sew! You are very talented. I love the bags and may give it a go and see how hard piping is. I have wanted to get the pattern for you Katy bag but the piping is scaring me for now.
    Thanks for another great tutorial.

  11. Great tutorial on SMS. Thank you so much for sharing .

  12. I agree with crochet hooks. These are precious!

  13. it's great that people share tutorial like this ones,thankyou very much!


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