This week’s fabric of the week is the smallest yet – we only had a few scraps left of this stripey material but we knew that we could craft something from it!
We had seen this Patchwork Pencil Case from Crafts Beautiful and knew that we wanted to try it out and the stripey fabric seemed to fit perfectly.
Rather than using different fabrics we used the stripes in the material to add interest – as you can see we also had horizontal and vertical stripes to show the difference.
We cut out the fabric (the stripes and a plain cream fabric for the nibs) and used Bondaweb to attach it to the grey fabric (an upcycled bed sheet – it is the most gorgeous grey and helps make the colour pop!) We then used our sewing machine to sew round and secure the fabric on. We used black thread to outline the pencils.
We also added a gusset round the pencil case to add depth to the pencil case – idea for stuffing in all your lovely stationery items!
For the coloured tips of the pencils we used pens that we knew didn’t run on fabric – Winsor and Newton pens, they come in colours that perfectly matched the coloured of the striped material.
Here are some of the details of the pencil case:
This was a really enjoyable project to work on and we loved the pop of colour in this fabric – if you love it too you can purchase these pencil cases on our Folksy shop https://folksy.com/shops/givielane