Tuesday, September 14, 2021

back to school pencil cases

School has started here and I made Fire Monkey a pencil pouch for the new school year.  I used A Pencil Case for Lola, one of By Annie's free patterns.  Annie also has a tutorial for the pencil case.  



The obvious fabric for Fire Monkey was fire trucks, of course, and I used the same fabric for the outside and inside.  I made a second pouch for my niece, Noodle, also a 2nd grader.  Noodle's case had sea turtles on the outside and a candy print on the inside, but I didn't remember to get a photo before I mailed it to her on the west coast.  I heard it was a hit with her, though.  


loaded and ready for school

I was pleased with how little fabric I needed; this is a great project for scraps.  They also sewed up fairly quickly.  Fire Monkey seems happy with his.  Here he is hamming it up after his first day of school: 


  1. One brave and one sweet photo of FireMonkey!!! Great freebie pattern, too! They look so pro-made, Emily!!!

  2. That case is adorable, but not nearly so much as Fire Monkey!! He was a great project model!!

  3. Aww isn't that just the neatest when the kiddos like what we make!

  4. Always fun to see Fire Monkey hamming it up for the camera, and that little pencil case is perfect!

  5. He is obviously thrilled with his new pencil case. Fire engine red zipper was the perfect choice. I can see making more of these. They are fun and fast.