3 Pencil Cases to Celebrate Back to School

Back to School is just around the corner. Here are 3 pencil case tutorials to inspire you for your next project. 
Simple Zippered Pencil Case
Our first pencil case is a simple tutorial from Instructables. This project only takes 15 cm of two different fabrics, a zipper and thread. As the outside is made from a medium to heavy weight fabric, no interfacing or stabilizers are needed for this project. This project is very beginner friendly. To see the full tutorial check out: http://www.instructables.com/id/zippered-pencil-case/ 
Zip-It-Up Pencil Case
This Pencil case is made with just thread, 80” (about 2 metres) of zipper and the same length of ribbon.  The technique gives an interesting effect of a case that is made with a continuous length of zipper.  This case is a little more complicated to put together so it may be better for an intermediate or advanced sewer. See the full tutorial here: http://www.craftpassion.com/zip-it-up-pencil-case-tutorial/2/ 
Shark Pencil Case
With just some fabric scraps, interfacing, red lining, zipper and thread you can make a cute shark pencil case. This project is easily customizable depending on the colour of zipper and colours/prints of the fabrics that get used for the body. This project involves a few trickier techniques so is probably best for intermediate sewers. See the full tutorial here: http://www.patchworkposse.com/shark-pencil-case-tutorial/ 
Happy Sewing!

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