Pencil case or cosmetic bag — the subject, which will always have a place in a handbag, backpack or student bag. Doubly nice when a practical accessory made by your own hands or the hands of a loved one. In this master class I will tell in detail how to make a simple pencil case from scrap materials, using the basic techniques of patchwork. No special skills or materials for work you do not need, how to sew, I suggest using what is at hand in almost every home, namely the old jeans.
You will need:
- denim fabric (cut two with dimensions 26×12 cm each)
- the same size piece of fabric for the lining
- a similar piece of batting
- thread, needles, scissors, wax crayon
- zipper (length 25 cm)
- decorative buttons, beads, patches, etc.
- sewing machine (if available)
How to make a pencil case with his own hands
To make a pencil case from old jeans turned out quite soft and dense to protect from impacts everything you put inside, one layer of fabric will not be enough. That is why I suggest sewing it into 3 layers: dense front side of the jeans, latinova soft lining and a bright inner part is of cotton or linen fabric.
The pattern of our case is very simple, so you will be able to change its size if desired.
Reminder: changing dimensions, do not forget to leave allowances for seams at least 1.5 cm on each side, and choose the zipper of appropriate length.
Pattern pencil case cosmetic bags
Of course, no one bothers to sew a makeup bag by hand, but in this case there is no guarantee that all the seams will be rather sturdy and neat, plus you’ll spend considerably more time and effort. If you have the opportunity to work, I recommend to use at least the simplest sewing machine.
Tip: denim is a fairly durable material whose appearance subtle fading does not spoil. A few small areas you can always cut out pervasice or fray jeans, in addition, this decor is perfect for a pencil case, both girls and boys.
To cut out 2 parts from each type of fabric, the blank of denim jeans may be approximately 0.5 cm larger than the other on each side.
Now it was the turn of prestice. Blankets, pillows, potholders and other items, made in the technique of patchwork or patchwork technique usually prostragivajut using various schemes in order to unite the several layers of fabric and to give additional visual effect. In this case I suggest to use the most simple scheme stitched to connect the front part and latinoboy lining, were similarly decorated and decorative coasters under hot cups.
A remnant or a wax pencil draw on the facial detail on the diagonal and add horizontal and vertical lines passing through the center. Pins, the fastening of the denim and batting, then stitch on the sewing machine along the planned lines. The procedure is repeated with the second side of the canister.
When the padding is ready, you can think about the decoration of the front of the pencil case. You can use for these purposes any buttons, badges, ribbons and all that will be on hand. For example, I sewed on both sides for a few decorative buttons under color of lining.
The front side and the batting after stitched
Reminder: denim fabric can vary in tone and degree of fading, however, in my opinion, this gives it a kind of vintage charm.
Now prestratified zip. Denim detail with fixed batting we used the front part of the zipper.
The lining is pre-bent or tacked on edge to the reverse. The procedure is repeated on both sides absolutely the same.
In the end, we’ll get four separate piece of fabric, there are two different sides of the zipper.
Denim tutu is part of her batting bent to one side, undo the zipper and prestratified fabric around the perimeter. We proceed similarly with the lining. The interior of the canister cut off both sharp area, then they are jammed inside.
Now you only have to Unscrew the case and put the lining inside the pencil box is ready!