I know this is two sewing projects in a row and that’s not normal for me. But this sketchbook/pen case was actually the project I was working on for the Craft Challenge: sewing edition last week but didn’t have time to finish.
I sewed the whole thing by hand (I know I’m insane), but I’d advice using a sewing machine if you have one. My sore fingers would advise you do the same.
Besides the time and finger pain, it was a neat project. I love the fabric combination and especially the way it turned out.
It’s always more satisfactory to use something you’ve created. So… if you want to make one keep reading.
Things You Will Need
Cut 2 sheets of fabric about a foot longer than you want your sketchbook case be.
Flip it inside out, sewing the 2 long edges and one of the short edges, and then flip it right-side out again.
Flip about half an inch of the short edge that you didn’t sew into the case and sew it shut.
Flip the sides of the fabric inward and sew the tops of them together to form 2 pockets.
Cut another piece of fabric that will serve as a pocket for your pens.
Flip it inside out, sew 3 of the edges, and flip it right-side out.
Sew the pocket to the body of the case.
You should have something that looks like this.
Now, you’re going to want to add a button and some ribbon to the outside of the case.
You’ll want to sew the button to outside on one side. Then secure the ribbon to the outside edges.
Well, I’m a fan of it. I hope you like it too.
Let me know what you think!