Monday, September 1, 2014

Guest Post - Pencil Case Tutorial from Joy at Yesterfood

Today, I'm welcoming my friend, Joy from Yesterfood to share her wonderful Pencil Case project with us! 
I think this is such a cute case, and I'm thrilled to have Joy as my Guest-host today. 

Hi, I'm Joy from Yesterfood, and I'm really happy to be here at My Recent Favorite Books today! Thanks for having me, Melissa! Fall and Back to School projects are everywhere. I found a tutorial for a pencil case at Crazy Little Projects, and fell for it immediately. I added a couple of my own touches, and I love how it turned out. 

You'll need about 1/4 yard of outer fabric, and about 1/4 yard of lining. Or a fat quarter of each each would work well. You'll need a 9" zipper. Cut two 9.5" X 5.5" pieces of outer fabric and two of the same size lining fabric. I ironed some medium weight interfacing onto my outer panels so that the case would have a little structure to it. Assemble according to Amber's tutorial. The only thing I added was to finish my inside seams with zigzag stitching to prevent any raveling. Oh, and a little owl charm. I added that, too! :)

I made one for my daughter (who is using it for her crochet hooks), and made another to put in my Etsy shop. It made a fun project- what projects do you have in mind for fall?

You may also enjoy these fall goodies:

Thanks so much for sharing your Pencil Case with us Joy!  =)

Sharing at these parties!

 Treasure Box Tuesday @ Yesterfood
 Party in your PJ's @ The Cookie Puzzle


  1. This was so much fun- thank you for inviting me over, Melissa! :) ♥

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your Pencil Case project with us Joy!
      Have a great day!

  2. I love it Joy and seriously you are just so crafty!!! :) <3

    1. Janine, thank you so much- you are always, always such a day-brightener! :)

    2. I agree with you Janine! Joy does a wonderful job with her craft projects!

  3. Oh how cute! I love the owls on the bag.

  4. Just darling! Not only can Joy cook, she crafts as well! Beautifully made with such perky fabrics!

  5. That's adorable! Love the fabric. Thanks so much for the post. Pinning it now. ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

  6. These pencil case or crochet cases are so adorable and practicle. You did a great job making these Joy!


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