Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Make back-to-school fun with these DIY bedazzled pencil cases! This project is the perfect way to turn small scraps of fabric into something useful and fun. We used patterned cotton so that we could use the design as a jumping off point for bedazzling, but you could use a solid color and let the gemstones be the center of attention!

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

If your kids are just learning to use a sewing machine, these pencil cases are a a good way to learn how to sew in a simple zipper and helps get them thinking about basic assembly. It can be a little tricky understanding and remembering which sides need to face which way when sewing, but these pencil cases are a good place to start.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

what you need:

Bedazzled Pencil Cases
  • Patterned cotton
  • Felt
  • Closed end zipper (20cm, or similar)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine + thread
  • Iron (optional)
  • Crystal Ninja Starter Kit
  • White tacky glue (optional)

how-to:

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 1
Layer your felt (liner) and cotton (exterior) together and cut into a square that’s about 8 1/2″ by 8 1/2″. Feel free to adjust these measurements to fit your needs.
Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 2
Pin the zipper to the top edge of the square so that the right side of the zipper is facing the exterior cotton of the pencil case. Sew together on your sewing machine.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 3
Repeat the previous step, but this time pin the zipper to the opposite edge of the fabric still keeping the right side of the zipper and the exterior cotton facing together. Sew along this edge.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 4
To close the sides of the pencil case, simply sew along the two open ends of the fabric tube.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 5
Unzip the pencil case and turn right-side out. Press with an iron if needed.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 6
Let’s get bedazzling! To keep this project kid-friendly, we decided to use tacky white glue instead of E6000. Apply a tiny dot, or line, to wherever you’d like to apply your gems and crystals.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 7
We used the Crystal Katana tool to make placing our crystals super easy.

Bedazzled Pencil Cases

Step 8
Make sure to press each crystal securely into the glue, and let dry.

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Happy crafting!!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    These are so fun! My kids start school in a few weeks and I want to make these for them!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com