We used a cardboard tube that chips are packaged in and transformed it into a pretty pencil case.
You will need
• 1 piece of fabric, 22,5 x 26cm
• 1 piece of fabric, 4 x 26cm
• 2 circular pieces of contrasting fabric, 9,6cm in diameter
• lightweight iron-on batting (approximately 3mm thick)
• matching thread
• 25cm zip
• cardboard tube (the type that chips are packaged in)
• crocheted flower (see the instructions below)
You will need
• oddment of pink double-knit yarn
• 4mm crochet hook
Work 8 ch sts, join with a sl stitch to 1st st to form a ring.
rnd 1: 1 ch st, 17 dc, sl st to first st.
rnd 2: 4 chst, * 1 dc into 3 rd st in previous round, 3 ch sts *, rep from * to * to end of round, sl st to 1st st of round.
rnd 3: 1 ch st, 1 htr, 3 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc over ch st chain of previous round, * 1 dc, 1 htr, 3 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc over ch st chain of previous round *, rep from * to * to end of round, sl st to 1st st of round.
rnd 4: * work 1dc around the back of dc st in 2nd round, 7 ch sts *, rep from * to * to end of round, sl st to 1st st of round.
rnd 5: * 1 dc, 1 htr, 5 tr, 1htr ,1 dc over ch st chain of previous round *, rep from * to * end of round, sl st to 1st st of round, tie yarn off.
1 Cut a piece of batting the same size as each of the four pieces of fabric. Place the fabric wrong side down onto of the batting and iron to fuse. All seam allowances are 1cm. Sew the seam that will run along the length of the tube of both the small and large pieces of fabric. Press seam open.
2 Pin and machine baste the piping to the seam allowance of both circular pieces of fabric, overlapping the one end of the piping over the other end. Pin one circle to the bottom end of the large fabric tube and one to the top end of the small fabric tube. Using a zipper foot sew seam immediately next to the piping.
3 Fold the bottom ends of the zipper tape under and overlap with the top end of the zip. Fold the seam allowance of the lid section to the back and pin the zip in place with the teeth against the fold. Sew the zip in place with top stitching, 2mm from the fold. Pin and sew the opposite side of the zip to the tube section in the same manner.
4 Insert the tube into the fabric casing and the plastic lid into the fabric lid. Sew the crocheted flower by hand to the top section of the pencil case.