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Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) A pencil case is such a quick and easy project and if you add a coloring book (for kids or adults) and some pens you have the perfect present for any occasion. Let me show you how to sew your own pencil case. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection)

Materials:

  • 2x main fabric 8 3/4 ” x 4 1/4″
  • 2x lining fabric 8 3/4 ” x 4 1/4″
  • 4x iron-on interfacing 8 3/4 ” x 4 1/4″
  • zipper (at least 8 3/4 ” long
  1. Cut your pieces and iron the interfacing on each of the fabric pieces.

 How To

Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 2. Shorten the zipper so that it’s the same length as the fabric rectangles. Secure the zipper end with some stitches. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 3. Lay the zipper right side down along the top of the outer fabric. Pin it in place (or use wondertape as I do). Open the zipper. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 4. Lay the lining fabric on top of the outer fabric / zipper bundle with right sides down. Make sure that the upper edges of outer and inner fabric as well as of the zipper band match. Pin the lining in place. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 5. Stitch the zipper in place using your zipper foot. Lift your presser foot when you reach the zip and pull the zip to the back underneath the presser foot. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 6. Topstitch through all layers (main fabric, zipper tape, lining fabric). Use a longer stitch length and a threadcolor that matches your lining fabric in the bobbin. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 7. Repeat this for the second side of the zipper band. First pin the main fabric right sides together to the zipper band. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection)8. Turn the whole thing around so that the zipper is on top. Open the zipper. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 9. Lay the lining fabric with the right side down on top of the zipper. Pin. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 10. Sew the zipper in place. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection)11. Topstitch through all layers from the right side. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 12. You now need to lay the outer and lining fabrics right sides together,  respectively,  with the (open!!!) zipper in between. Pin them together. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 13. Sew all aroung the edge (seam allowance 3/8″), leaving 4″ open in the lining part. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection) 14. Turn the pencil case right side out and close the opening by hand or edgestitch with your machine. Tutorial: Mäppchen / Pencil Case (Näh-Connection)Enjoy your new pencil case!

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