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Pencil Cases Set 1
This clever Pencil Cases set has 5 different applique designs. The cases are made-in-the-hoop, including the zipper. Everything is done in a single hooping and no extra sewing is required.
Detailed instructions are provided with photos in Microsoft Word format. Designs are based on licensed clipart from Stitchart Cafe.
Recommended zipper length: 10 inches (or 25 cm). Use nylon zippers with a plastic coil.
Pencil Cases Set 2
This set includes 6 pencil cases for Jumbo hoops. The cases are made-in-the-hoop, including the zipper. Everything is done in a single hooping and no extra sewing is required.
Four of the bags have sports themed appliqué designs - golf, ballet, baseball and basketball. Each sports bag has stipple quilting around the appliqué design. There is also a plain stipple quilted bag and blank bag with no quilting.
Recommended zipper length: at least 12 inches (or 25 cm). Use nylon zippers with a plastic coil.
Detailed instructions provided with photos in Microsoft Word format.
Approximate finished size: 8¾ x 5½ inches
Actual design sizes: approx. 9½ x 5¾ inches
This set is suitable for the Brother Large Hoop (6½ x 10½ inch or 160 x 260mm) and the Viking Designer 1 Large Hoop (6 x 9½ inch or 150 x 240mm).
HOW TO MAKE A BINDER PANEL FOR YOUR PENCIL CASE
One of my customers, Nora, asked me to design a set of pencil cases that can clip into a school binder. Well, after much thinking, I finally came up with a simple method to turn most cases into a binder pouch.
What you need is stiffened craft felt. Choose a color to match the fabric used for the pencil bag. For a two ring binder, I cut a piece 4¾ long x 2 inches wide (12 x 5 cm).
Using a water soluble pen, draw a line down the length of your felt about ¾ inches from one long edge. Line up the felt next to the rings in your binder and carefully mark where the holes should be made. Mark the hole positions on the line you drew to make sure they are straight.
Then punch through the felt with an eyelet punch. Easy!
The binder panel is then sewn into the bottom seam of your bag. With our new Jumbo pencil cases, simply position the binder panel inside the design area before the backing panel is added. The backing and the felt strip are then sewn to the case front in one go.