Hi, it's Little Bird again! I made a pencil case - isn't it cool? It is for all my Lira pencils; handy but cute.
(Rhubarb here!) This is our first attempt at a bag, and we got the pattern from the latest Spotlight quarterly magazine. I had to read and re-read the pattern instructions because I didn't "get" it at first! You make up each side, then quilt and top stitch it, then sew in the zip along the top edge. Then you stitch the lining pieces along the same line of stitching for the zip, making a very neat closure. Then you stitch together the quilted pieces (right sides together), including a handle along the seam line, and mitre the corners. Then you stitch the lining pieces together - leaving a gap so you can turn it all the right way in - and mitre the corners. Finally you turn it all in, push the lining into the bag, hand stitch the mitred corners together through the gap and finally sew up the gap! Et voila. And because it's going to school we also stitched a name tag into the lining.
6 months ago