Wrapping up the week with a finish on a special made gift for a special little girl just starting school!
I absolutely love this design from Adrienne Smitke for making the coloured pencils! This is my third time using her pattern (from the book, Sew Gifts) and I took liberty in changing the dimensions and adding some details of my own to the original pattern.
Choosing text from the Maker fabric line from Art Gallery fabrics, I ironed Therm-o-web fusible adhesive to the back of my long, thin fussy cuts and bonded them to the front of the pencil case. This size of fusible web is so handy for small applique work and allows me to easily add sweet details like this!
For the back of the pencil case, I fussy cut letters (from one of the Kinder prints designed by Heather Ross), to spell out the name of the owner of the pencil case. Lucky for me that her name is short enough for placing it vertically on the pencil case.
Once again, I did some fussy cuts, this time from another print in the Kinder fabric line, to add a darling scene as the central focus on the back of the pencil case. Then the final touch was adding "I Make Stuff" fussy cut, as a label to the back and flanking it with a cursive alphabet print fabric.
I used a third print, Paper dolls in green, for the lining of the pencil case. I knew as soon as Kinder fabric was released this year, that I had to have some for making my niece a special pencil case to start off her school career. I hope she will enjoy using it for many years to come!