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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Back To School Pencil Case Tute

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

Want a pencil case that can hold a 12" ruler, a notebook, your phone and more?  
Look no further than my Back To School Pencil Case tutorial.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Simply Chic fabric was supplied by Benartex at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

The Back To School Pencil Case is made wide enough to hold a 12" ruler and a notepad up to 5-5/8" wide alongside just about anything else you might need on your first day Back To School.  It also has a separate zippered front pocket to hold your spare change and even your phone! 

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

Want to make one?
Click here to head over to the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog where my detailed photo tute will guide you through making up the pencil case.  

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

The main pencil case size is 6-5/8" tall by 13" wide with a zippered front pocket and optional D-ring tab.

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

For this sample, I've used Anna Stuart's Simply Chic fabric collection for Benartex.

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

Oooh, did you spot the satchel in the last photo?  I'm working on a pattern for the satchel right now, you can see more photos of how it looks here in this blog post.

Simply Chic Satchel @madebyChrissieD.com

Don't forget - if you want to make your own Back To School Pencil Case, 

Sharing Your Makes
If you make a Back To School Pencil Case using my pattern I'd love to know.  You can share pics with me via the following links and using hashtags #mbCD and #madebyChrissieD.

     

Back To School Pencil Case @madebyChrissieD.com

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Simply Chic fabric was supplied by Benartex at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

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19 comments:

  1. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  2. Very cute pencil case! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  3. Great tutorial! I love the outside pocket and will be making some of these for my daughters and granddaughters.

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  4. THank you CHrissie. I love that it holds so many necessary tools and I'll be stitching one up for a 9yoa whom has a Sept birthday.
    Youre tutorial is precise, easy to follow and the pictures are appreciated.
    Reading about your Satchel too...that is truly roomy.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Your tutorial was very detailed and should be easy to follow. Thank you.

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  6. Great tutorial, Chris. Good detail pictures. The design looks functional and versatile and I can see why you fell for the fabrics! Thanks for sharing! (janeherbst at roadrunner.com).

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  7. Thanks for sharing this cute pencil case with us.

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  8. This was a great project and fabulous tutorial!

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  9. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    Ginger
    Samiam4321@aol.com

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  10. Thanks just the size I need lovely fabric

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  11. Thank you for sharing this tutorial at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. My kids love pencil cases with more than one zipper, so this is just perfect! Pinned!

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    1. Hi, just a quick note to let you know I've featured this post today here: http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/the-really-crafty-link-party-33-featured-posts.html
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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    2. Thanks for the feature Teresa, I really appreciate it. I've given you a shoutout also here on my facebook page - Chris :D

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  12. So adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love a 2 pocket pencil case, at least I did, some 30 plus years ago when I was at school! Pinning because you just never know when you might need to make a fancy new pencil case.

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    1. Thanks for featuring the tute on your facebook page, Julia. Your review of my tute there is very kind. My tutes are always lengthy but I know the photo walkthroughs and tips are a great confidence boost for newbies to a technique, I like to share the same way as I do when I'm teaching in the classroom. Thanks so much, Chris :D

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  14. I was thinking cute floral fabric, but the cherries are like the icing on the cake.

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  15. Brilliant ideas and love the idea of the 2 pockets

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  16. Gorgeous fabric and a great tutorial too

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