Handmade Christmas Gifts – Pencil Roll

My next handmade Christmas gift is a pencil roll. These are so easy to make, you just need to be able to cut fabric and sew straight!

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So you need to make a template first. I just used an empty cereal box. You need 2 pieces the large piece is 30 cm by 23 cm. The smaller piece is 30 cm by 10 cm. once drawn and cut out you need to cut out your fabric. Now my fabric wasn’t overly thick so I added an extra piece between my layers, if your fabric has a good weight don’t use the lining piece. You need to cut 2 patterned and 1 lining if the large template and 1 patterned and 1 lining of the small template.

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Take the 2 smaller pieces and edge along the top with bias binding. Then you need the sew this piece onto one of the large patterned pieces. To do this pin it at the bottom and sew vertical lines at 2cm intervals.

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Once you have gone all the way along it should look like this.

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Now layer all your pieces together as follows…large lining piece, then the sewn piece facing up and then the remaining large patterned piece face down. Also at this point you need to add the ribbon which needs to be between the 2 patterned pieces in the middle, one end needs to be hanging out so it is sewn in. It should be like this.

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Pin together and sew together, leaving a hole to turn it the right way.

When it is turned the right way straighten it out and pin the hole closed and top stitch all the way around.

And you are done!

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Happy sewing ๐Ÿ™‚

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