Do you ever accidentally waste like a colossally huge amount of time find cool ideas on Pinterest? I do.
One of the cool things I've found quite a while ago is this pin - a Chinese photo tutorial for a pencil case. I guess a lot of people are as attracted to it as I am because I see it a LOT.
It looks like a cute, easy, fun little pencil case, right? So I thought I'd give it a try.
Not bad. :)
However, what you don't see here is that I had a problem at the start ... no template. The body of the case is an odd shape with curves and cut-outs. And unlike this other Chinese Pin Tutorial I used a few weeks back, this one has no measurements at all.
But I can be quite determined when I want something badly enough, so I worked for a while to fashion a template that I thought was about the right shape and size. When I was sewing the seams together I realized my curves were a bit off so my case is shaped just a wee bit differently than the original, but it still works.
I've adjusted my template and now that I know how it goes together, this pattern is my new popcorn ... I have more coming. :)
PS: Floral fabric is available here. ;)