As promised earlier, here is the cavalcade of pencil cases I made over the last week:
I started with flat pouches made from the “magic” fabric – these will be going on etsy soon….
Moving on to rolled pouches. Took me a while to figure out the engineering on this one… Squaring off the ends took a few tries. I gave this one to Miss K who lives next door… Moving to middle school, she will need something nice to carry pencils in from class to class…
Then comes the monkeys!
I had a small amount of the sock monkeys left, and made this larger pouch for Glitter Glue princess to put in her desk. It’s a bit big compared to Miss K’s pouch. If I’d made it skinnier like Miss K’s, I’d only have had 1 row of monkeys, and that doesn’t constitute a parade! :) Also figured out that I needed to piece it to keep all the monkeys right side up.
All items in the parade were made without purchase of new fabric. I did have to buy more interfacing, but at least it isn’t fabric, right? I even had the zippers stashed away. One small step toward stash reduction, one big step for self control.