I want to share with you a felt craft project - Felt Pencil Case. Don't limit yourself, this project is also good to make cases for your glasses, makeup brush/paintbrush, notebooks, cell phones or even travel documents. This will help you to keep all together in a cute handmade case.
As a fan of coloring books, I collected a lot of marker pens and now it's time to organize them.
Let's get started!
Step 1: What You’ll Need:
- Embroidery thread and a needle
- Velcro Tape 1cm
- Hot Glue Gun
- optionally: an assistant)))
Step 2: Cut the Base
To make a pencil case, cut 2 rectangles of felt: 10cmX20cm (4x8 inch) and 10cmX30cm (4x12inch)
Step 3: Sew It
To sew, use embroidery thread and a needle with a large eye. Stitch up the bottom and sides with a Blanket Stitch. It is a decorative stitch and looks nice on both sides. Work neatly and symmetrical, take care around corners. Don't forget to stitch only one layer on top (short one).
Step 4: Cut Out Decorative Elements
Cut out simple shapes of felt: a few leaves, one flower and some buds. Imagination is the limit, feel free to improvise!
Place all details on white felt for contrast, it is better to have a clear idea of how it will look at the end before get all together.
Step 5: Embroidery
In embroidery, my skills are basic. It's easy to do three-four stitches on leaves, and a few french knots in middle of flower. Here, minimalism is the secret)
Step 6: Glue It in Place
Glue all details on white felt using hot glue gun.
Cut out the shape leaving a small border 2-3 mm. Cut very carefully to avoid accidentally cutting off decorative elements.
Fold the top flap and glue your applique.