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August 2014



The Pencil Case ‘Test’ and a Give-A-Way

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The end of remaining in pj’s until 11:00 am is nearing. This time next week, we will be in full swing of the typical school day and extra-curricular activities for many, many long months. This time of the year also means preparing the kidlets for school both mentally and in terms of school supplies. Last year was the first year my daughter required a 3 ring binder pencil case. We purchased what appeared to be a well-made case and within a few months, we needed to replace it. We repeated this process at least three times last year so this year, I thought I would try to make a pencil case which will stand up to the ‘test’ of durability.
Pencil Case
I copied the size from an existing ‘dollar store’ pencil case…
The one from the dollar store was not lined but it did have some top stitching. I created the pencil cases using heavy weight interfacing on both the lining (yes, they are all lined!!) and the outer fabric. I also top-stitched seams and reinforced all stress areas. The goal is to see if this handmade pencil case will last the entire school year.
Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case
The fabric selection for this pencil case is from the collection Elementary by Moda Fabrics.
I also created a few floral versions…
Pencil Case

Pencil Case
…and I created one for a Give-A-Way!!! I realized it was high time for a give-a-way considering I can’t remember the last time I did!
This is the pencil case you could win!
Pencil Case

Pencil Case
To enter to win the pencil case, simply leave a comment telling me if you could go back to school, which program would you enrol in? Or if you are currently in school, which program are you enrolled in?
By random number generator, the winning comment will be selected bright and early on Wednesday, August 27.

Thanks for stoppin’ by and looking forward to reading your comments πŸ™‚


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