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LiEr and her ikat bag are constantly full of fun, new, kid-related ideas and sewing projects. Today she shares this Back to School Pencil Case, perfect for kindergarten through college! The added piping lends a special touch to this project. Learn more about LiEr in her introduction, and visit the ikat bag blog for more (check out the “Most Visited” section in her left sidebar, and her patterns too).
What you need (1/2″ seam allowance included in all pieces):
- For the Outer Layer:
- One rectangle 9.5″ x 10.5″ in outer fabric
- One rectangle 9.5″ x 10.5″ in heavy sew-in interfacing
- Two circles 4″ diameter in outer fabric
- Two circles 4″ diameter in heavy sew-in interfacing
- One 7″ zipper
- 19″ (approximately) of 1/4″ piping cord, cut into two equal pieces
- Two rectangles 10.5″ x 1.5″ piping fabric
- For the Lining Layer:
- One rectangle 9.5″ x 10.5″ in lining fabric
- Two circles 4″ diameter in lining fabric
- Also needed: a sewing machine with a regular presser foot, a
zipper foot, coordinating sewing thread, a needle for hand-basting and a
Sew, with backstitching, a line 1″ from each short side and 1/2″ from the top of the rectangle as shown. You have made a stout tube, attached only at the ends, with a (approximately) 6.75″ opening for the 7″ zipper. The zipper is shown for reference.
Repeat for the other end and the other circle.
MAKING THE OUTER LAYER
MAKE THE PIPING:
Remove the regular presser foot and replace it with the zipper foot. Move the needle to the outermost position.
ATTACHING THE PIPING
FINISHING THE OUTER LAYER
Trim the seam allowance to about 1/4″ to reduce bulk and turn right side out to check that the piping is sewn correctly.
Repeat Steps 10-19 for the other outer circle and the other open end of the tube.
ATTACHING THE ZIPPER