Although there are many ways to make a cute pencil case, one of the easiest is to sew one out of wool felt. With just a few inches of fabric, you can cut out and stitch a cute pencil case that fastens with a button.
- Gather the materials
Collect scraps of wool felt, embroidery thread and a button in coordinating or contrasting colors, a needle with a large eye, and either scissors or pinking shears.
- Cut the felt
Cut a 2.5-by-18 inch rectangle of felt. For a straight edge, cut with scissors. But if a decorative edge is desired, cut with pinking shears. Measure 6 inches from the bottom and fold up, creating the pocket for the pencil case.
- Stitch up the sides
Using the embroidery thread and needle, sew the sides of the pencil case using a running stitch. Repeat making short stitches from back to front along each side of the case. When stitching is complete, make a knot in the back.
- Attach the button
Measure 2 inches from the top of the pocket, and sew the button on the center front of the case. Fold the top flap over, and simply snip a button hole. The wool felt isn't going to fray, so it's not necessary to finish the button hole.