Monday, October 31, 2016

Bag It - Pencil Roll tutorial


Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

What a great excuse to pull out fun fabric from your stash and put it to good use.  Make a pencil roll for each of the kids and the adults on your holiday list.


Supplies you will need - (supply source information)



    # pieces
Dimensions
 (height x width)
  Primary fabric
One (1)
10 x 12 ½ ‘’
Lining fabric
One (1)
10 x 12 ½ ‘’
Pocket fabric
One (1)
10 x 12 ½ ‘’
Fusible Fleece
One (1)
9 ½ x 12 ‘’
Ribbon
One (1)
Roughly 30 ‘’


Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial
Note - for directional prints the measurements are listed as height by width.  So you'll need a piece 10'' high by 12 1/2 '' wide.








Prepare and Attach Pocket 

Fold pocket fabric in half, press and sew a line of tops-stitching close to the folded edge.

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial


Mark a line 1/4 '' from the edge and the mark the fabric at 1 inch intervals.  Use a frixon pen, a water soluble pen or a Clover Hera Marker,   (I use the Clover Hera Marker, whenever possible because there are no lines to deal erase afterwards.  See my tutorial for marking lines.)

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

Pin the pocket to the lining fabric, aligning the bottom edges.

Sew on each of the marked lines.  Start at the top of the pocket and back-stitch to secure stitching. As necessary, remove any of your pen marked stitching lines.

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial


Prepare Primary Fabric

Iron fusible fleece onto wrong side of primary fabric. Notice how the fusible is framed by the fabric in order to keep it out of the seams to reduce bulk.

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

 Do some light quilting - this sample had some minimal straight line quilting.

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial


Assemble Pencil Roll


Fold ribbon in half and sew to left edge of pocket - lining unit.

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

Pin lining plus pocket unit and the primary unit right sides together.

Sew around all four sides and leave an opening about 3 - 4'' for turning on the side of the unit without the ribbon.  Make sure the ribbon is tucked inside - maybe in one of the pockets you made - so it doesn't get caught in the stitching.


Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

Turn inside out.  You can tug on the ribbon to help things get started.      Fix corners and press if needed.

Pin gap opening closed.  Sew a scant line of top-stitching all the way around.  (That should be sufficient to close the opening but you could always stitch it closed by hand before top-stitching.)

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

Fill up with your pencils and enjoy!

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

This pencil roll was designed for 12 pencils.  Need a bigger one?  Essentially you want the width to be 1 '' for each pencil plus 1/2'' for the seam allowances.

Elm Street Quilts Pencil Roll Tutorial

Pull out all the novelty fabric from your stash and make one for everyone who likes to color, regardless of their age!




See overall schedule and links to all tutorials on the Bag It event page  
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I'll be linking my Bag It tutorial with Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.   

Have a wonderful day! Patty

7 comments:

  1. That a cute gift idea and wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  2. So cute! You could easily adjust the size of this and use for knitting and crochet needles, right?

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  3. Adorable project. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Too cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on Midweek Makers

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  5. Very cute -- nice tutorial! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  6. Such a cute project, thank you for the tutorial!

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