Growing up, I always looked forward to starting a new school year with a new box of coloured pencils and then making a special pencil case to carry them. However, none of those pencil cases ever had the same charm that this one has. It's just so cute AND it meant pulling out some favourite scraps for stitching those coloured pencils. How could I resist making this sweet pencil case? ;o)
The pattern for this colourful case can be found in the book, Sew Gifts and is the design of Adrienne Smitke.
No paper piecing involved in making these pencils, so you will notice that the tips tend to vary a bit in size. Which only adds to the charm, right? ;o)
I happened to find perfect fabrics in my stash, for the lining and the backing, bringing in some writing and maths to add to the school theme.
All in all, a very fun and satisfying project, which I can highly recommend, whether you make it to give away or to keep. A pretty and practical gift for this time of year!
Linking up my happy little finish with Amanda Jean and friends, at Crazy Mom Quilts, for Finish it up Friday!