Pencil & Notebook Cases

Here's my latest sewing project:

Pencil & Notebook Cases for the kids to bring along to church.

I made up the pattern- purposefully sizing them for the Composition notebooks (because they're cheap and always available!), and this was Attempt #1:

*It was too big, so I adjusted the pattern to make it a bit smaller.
*I also made adjustments so that there would be more room for the pencils to peek out.

*This closure method is clearly not going to work: Isaias can't tie, and I don't want to be doing it for him every week. Next up? VELCRO!

Attempt #2: (Isaac's)

Attempt #3: (Ella's)

Isaias' is the only one I'm not happy with, but I'm still debating if I'm okay just leaving it as is or adjusting it, size-wise and closure-wise. (Who am I kidding? I'm a perfectionist. I'm sure I'll be doing it entirely over.)

They can hardly wait to take them to church tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. If it ends up being too distracting- all those pencils going in and out of the case, we'll make them Nature Notebooks instead! ~smile~

[Inspiration: Hilary's Zoo Wraps.]


  1. Great job, Stacy! I'm sure the children will love them.

    One of our dds got a set of nice colored pencils for Christmas. A nice little pencil roll is on my project list.

  2. Looks good Stacy! You are so crafty!! Hope they work out well for you at church tomorrow.

  3. Good work! I love that you sized them frugal and smart.

    You are a wonder! Have I told you how much I like coming here and seeing your smiling face in the picture? Always makes me want to sit and have a cup of tea.

  4. These are so cute!
    How did they work today?

  5. Those are too cute. One of these days I want to be able to whip something like those up. Still on my learning curve of teaching myself to sew. It's alittle slow lately.

    How did they work out? Do the kids sit with your through the message at church?
    We do have Sunday School but Journey is turning 9 though they do have class till age 11 we are considering putting her in the service at this point. We want to get her her own notebook for taking notes etc.

  6. oops that was me Sandi. My daughter resently started a blog to post her pictures...she loves photography. If she has recently logged in blogspot it crosses over. I keep frogetting to check before I post.

  7. These are wonderful! Would make great gift, too!

  8. Oh, I love these! I'm beginning to learn how to sew. Is there any way you can share your pattern with me so I can try to make my son one of these?

  9. This is great, Stacy! We just started letting Lena write with her colored pencils during the service. How did this work for you last Sunday?


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