This is a great back to school project!
I LOVE chalk cloth and honestly would use it to make just about anything! This pencil case can double as scratch paper in a pinch. Now what's not to love about that!?
|Pencil Case Scratch Paper|
You DON'T have to line this pencil case. I did because I had spare fabric and I thought it was cute.
To be honest I didn't really have a pattern for this project. I created a pattern using notebook paper.
This is the fabric that I started with:
|Super Hero Cotton Fabric|
|Brightly Colored Zippers|
|Chalk Cloth Cut to size|
|Fabric Liner cut to size|
|Right Sides together|
|Stitch along the long side of the case|
|Turn fabric on the right side|
|Fold fabric so the right side is facing out|
|Center the zipper on the fabric|
|Pin zipper in place|
|Sew up to zipper pull, raise the presser foot|
|Pull zipper past presser foot and continue sewing zipper in place|
|All done on one side|
|Sew Zipper to second panel|
|With the zipper open, fold case with lining facing out|
|Stitch along sides and bottom of the case|
|Trim excess fabric|
|Snip the corners|
|ZigZag stitch edge for extra hold|
|Seasoning Chalk Cloth|
So that it's easy to write on, it is important to "Season" Chalk Cloth.
To season, turn chalk on its side and rub it over the entire surface of the chalk cloth.
|Rub all sides with chalk|
To make a box bottom case
Find the seam that is on the bottom of the bag.
|Measure 1 "|
|Sew Across the seam, trim excess fabric|
|Box Bottom Case|
|Flat Pencil Case, Box Bottom Pencil Case|