Today I’m showing you how you can make a super cute pencil case.. out of a candy bag! I really like how this turned out and it wasn’t that hard to make. You can choose your favorite candy bag or any packaging that you like.
What you’ll need:
- A candy bag
- Some cute fabric for the lining
- A zipper
- Needle and thread
Step 1: Cutting the bag.
I decided to use this bag of Haribo gummy bears.
I really liked the golden part at the top so I decided to cut that off, but you can make your pencil case bigger or smaller if you want. The great thing is that many medium-sized candy bags are already the perfect size for a pencil case.
Step 2: Sewing the bottom.
For this step, start with turning the plastic inside out. Do this really carefully, it tears really easily!
Then take your needle and thread and carefully sew along the bottom. Make sure to keep a margin, as it still tears easily. I used some paperclips to keep the plastic in place.
Step 3: sewing the lining
Of course, the lining isn’t necessary but I think it makes the pencil case so much cuter and a lot more durable.
To sew the lining start with cutting a piece of fabric that is twice the length of your plastic. I used this really cute fabric I bought in my post Crafting Supplies Haul.
Fold it over so the right sides face each other and sew along the sides.
Step 4: Placing the lining in the plastic.
Fold the plastic right side out again and place the lining inside.
As you can see in the picture I added two pieces of strong paper to make the pencil case a little more sturdy. To do this just cut two pieces that are slightly smaller than the case and place them between the lining and the plastic.
Step 5: Adding the zipper.
The last step is to add the zipper to the case. To do this, place the zipper inside the lining and hold it in place using a few paperclips.
Then, carefully sew along the edge, sewing the plastic, the zipper and the lining together all at once.
Repeat the same for the other side.
And that’s it! I think it turned out really cute, I love the gold colour. What do you think?
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