Scrap happy cases…

As well as embroidery, I have managed to get quite a bit of sewing done throughout the summer months meaning that I have generated a lot of scraps. As material is expensive to buy I am loathed to throw anything away and so I spent several evenings cutting scraps into squares which I then sewed together – rather roughly, it has to be said! I thought that I could use these patchwork pieces as lining for future projects.

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Then I found just what I was looking for at a Spoonful of Sugar , a lovely tutorial making a patchwork, zippered pencil case. You take four larger scrap pieces and sew them together. Then quilt the lining and attach both to a zip before sewing together the ends. You can find the full tutorial here.

These are so simple to make, that I made 5 and used up all my patchworked scraps as lining. They are not big enough to hold many pens, but I thought I could fill them either with hand sanitizer (a must in the classroom), or my standard whisky truffles – then hand them out at school as Christmas pressies!

Hope you are having a productive time too!

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About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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10 Responses to Scrap happy cases…

  1. craftycreeky says:

    I keep meaning to make some pencil cases, these look lovely 🙂

    • wybrow1966 says:

      They were very easy to make and they used up lots of scraps. If you want to make pencil cases then I would make them longer than suggested as these will not hold much!

  2. claire93 says:

    you’re going to popular at school ^^

  3. Catherine says:

    Well done, these look lovely! You will be popular when you hand them out!

  4. You have been having a productive time, haven’t you!

  5. magpiesue says:

    Excellent use of scraps!

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