Monday, September 9, 2013
Zakka Along - Vintage Pencil Case
Time to try my hand at another project from the Zakka Along at A Quilter's Table using the Patchwork Please book. Why? I dont KNOW! I don't need a pencil case, but it was adorable.
I found the little paper piecing bits to be easier than I thought it's be, but I managed to botch the purple pencil seam allowance and not catch it until it was too late. I used Essex Linen in chocolate for the body of the purse, and the back is Blue and Yellow Apples by Yuwa
Ok, yes I find it ironic that I can't fit a #2 pencil with eraser inside the case, perhaps they used nubbier pencils back in the day ;)
Amy did a beautiful version with solids, I might just make a second one and add an extra inch onto it so I can fit full sized pencils, I think this one is becoming my travel pouch for colored pencils that I take with me when I embroider, since I've been incorporating a lot more of that into my time.