Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Fun Pencil Case with Hello Kitty Appliqué

When I was first learning to sew, I liked to make pencil cases and clutches, mainly as a way to practice sewing zippers.  My pencil case is simply a rectangle that measures approximately 7" x 4.5" I used a plain black brushed cotton for the exterior and a fun silver quilted fabric for the interior.  Prior to sewing the interior and exterior layers together, I applied my iron-on Hello Kitty appliqué that I had purchased in a pack from H&M in the kids section.

Sewing these little bags are a good way to practice inserting zipper and an excellent way to use up spare fabric.  They also make excellent gifts because they can have many functions other than a pencil case, such as a clutch or a make-up bag.  A pouch this size also fits nicely inside a larger purse.  

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