How to Sew a Pencil Case Using VELCRO® Brand Tape
Be the envy of the classroom by having a go at sewing your own pencil case using VELCRO® brand tape! Follow the fantastic tutorial below by Miss Libby Rose » to find out how it’s done. We have a huge range of fabrics and fat quarters » available – there’s something for everyone! Use VELCRO® Brand tape » as a secure fastening for all your pens and pencils.
Take 1 x large and 1 x small piece of fabric. The small piece is the one you will see on the outside, and the large piece is the lining that will go onto this smaller piece.
Place VELCRO® brand tape on the RIGHT side of the smaller piece along the 22cm edge, 1.5 cm down from the top and equidistant from the raw side edges.
Pin the VELCRO® brand tape in place by placing pins vertically to the horizontal piece of Velcro.
Sew around the VELCRO® brand tape in a box shape, sewing as close to the edge of the VELCRO® brand tape as you can but making sure you catch it all!
Apply the VELCRO® brand tape in the same way to the large square piece 1.5cm down from the top.
Now the VELCRO® brand tape is in place, take the two small rectangle shapes (one with and one without VELCRO® brand tape) and place them with the right sides together.
Pin and sew the top edges together (the 22cm line) by placing the fabrics right sides together with the VELCRO® brand tape at the top.
Sew along this top line with a 0.5cm seam allowance so you are not sewing over the VELCRO® brand tape.
Open up the seam so both fabrics are on opposite sides of each other fold and press, do not iron over the VELCRO® brand tape! (you can iron lightly on the back of it though..)
Take 1 x large piece with the VELCRO® brand tape on and pop it on the square without the VELCRO® brand tape on with right sides together, pin down the side edges and sew the 3 SIDES ONLY with a small 0.5 seam allowance.
** leave a gap in the centre bottom 5 cm wide**
Take the other large piece and lay it on top of the small rectangle with the VELCRO® brand tape on. Sew the 3 sides up, up to the stitch line.
Sew up the top box – the final 3 sides remaining.
Trim your corners.
Turn the whole piece through using the small gap and press it all nice and flat. Push the lining inside the outer fabric.
Press, press press!
Top Tip! Do not press over VELCRO® brand tape – using a pressing cloth or scrap of fabric if you need to do that.
Sew up the small hole inside.