I fired up the sewing machine and made the kiddos their own pencil bag for the new school year.
My poor, neglected machine was all, “Well, well. Look who’s feeling crafty.” And I won’t lie, it was downright sarcastic.
I think they turned out so much better than mine, but the fact that I had regular zippers helped a lot. Their initial in wool felt just kills me.
They’re a bit wrinkly from being turned right side out after sewing. I made it up as I went along but here’s a handy tutorial for sewing a lined zipper pouch if you’d like to make some yourself. (I just made sure our bags would be long enough to hold pencils, pens, and markers.)
I’ve been hoarding those cute Japanese prints for way too long. The children love them and almost nothing went wrong in the sewing of them (rare). I got my daughter’s zipper backwards from the others but who cares?
Not I, said the fly.
They are filled with Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils (on sale at Amazon!) which are a higher quality than the regular old Crayola pencils I have in my own bag. They’re nice; richer color and blend better. Perfect for our Nature Journals, which I’ll post more about later…