Let’s make easy to sew boxy drop cloth canvas pencil pouches with rainbow print lining and rainbow colored zippers. These DIY boxy pencil pouches make a great party favor or gift idea.
A DIY tutorial to make boxy pencil pouches. Sew these boxy style pencil pouches perfect for writing implements, travel accessories and more.
I made these pencil pouches as part of a party favor for my daughter’s birthday. First off I made these pencil holder party favors and then started thinking about how would the girls would transport their favors home?
Which lead me to come up with the solution to make these boxy pencil pouches. Naturally they are made to fit pencils, pens, markers, almost any writing implement you could need.
I used a pattern from spiegelstiksels blog. Fair warning the pattern post is in Dutch and doesn’t seem to translate well but her pictures give a good visual step by step of the process.
Here’s how to make the boxy pencil pouches:
Step 1: Make a paper pattern using the dimensions from spiegelstiksels blog post here.
Step 2: Cut 2 drop cloth exterior, 2 cotton lining, 2 interfacing, and 1 – 10″ zipper (I used 12″ metal zippers purchased as a rainbow set from Zip It here.)
In Step 3: Start by sewing in the zipper between the lining and drop cloth exterior.
Step 4: Sew both sides of the zipper and then top stitch the drop cloth (and lining together) to keep from getting caught in zipper.
Step 5: Place right sides together and sew bottom seams, be sure to leave 4″ opening in lining at center to turn the pouch right side out later.
In Step 6: Sandwich the long ends together and stitch across, start and stop 3/8″ from ends.
Step 7: To make the mitered corners pinch open corners together and sew both lining and exterior.
Step 8: Turn the pouch right side out coming through the opening in the lining. Lastly slip stitch closed the opening in lining at center bottom. Add a cute ribbon onto the zipper pull if desired.
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