Sunday, December 5, 2010

Very simple (and easy to make) zipper pencil case

OK, while making the pencil cases for donation, I made a step by step tutorial on how to make one. At first I want to make video tutorial, but the background was in big mess it is so disturbing, so I passed. Maybe later with some other project I'll make a simple video tutorial (don't know when, though.. hehehe). But anyway, back to the tutorial, this is what you need:

A zipper (I am using 8inch size),
2 piece of fabrics (A and B) in the same size (here is 8 x 5.5 inch) and,
another small piece of the same fabric (C) sizing 8 x 2 inch.


1) Fold a bit of the seam of fabric A and C, and iron it to fix the seam.



2) Sew the fabric to the zipper


3) You'll have this look after both fabric A and C sewn to the zipper.


4) Sew the end of the zipper. This is to make sure that the zipper trail is in balance (so that the zipper-teeth will not mismatch). Here, I sewn it with my label.



5) Then, with the right side is inside (and the wrong side is outside), pair the fabric A+C with B. Carefully sew the margin,



6) and lastly neat the end seam with serge.


7) Overturn it and you have made a pencil case.



8) You can use different size of zipper to variate the look of your pencil case.


Now, you know how to make it, go and find a zipper and some fabrics and make one. Make more so that you can donate it to the Back-to-School charity project as well. Happy trying :)

7 comments:

  1. senang ye? insyaallah..tp utk 1st trial, nak salvage zipper kain bj kurung lama..hehe..dan kainnya sekali ^^ kot la tak jadi ke apa..

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  2. Haha.. KaK Lynn..good idea.. byk baju kurung lama yang boleh dikorbankan utk 1st attempt..
    Cik Neeza.. nice tutorial.. tq for sharing.. :)

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  3. lynn, mama daniel,
    InsyaAllah senang. tapi kalo was-was bole try an error but I bet kalo buat yg betul terus pon sure jadik.. selamat mencuba :)

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  4. salam neeza... I follow u..
    cantik ler pencil box ni... takyah nak ada lining pon ok kan... jahit tepi je belah dlm nya

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  5. yup mila, very simple. tak lining pon ok, sbb kemas dh kat dalam tu.. :)

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  6. hi mama rayyan, cuba jgn tak cuba :)

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