Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back to School DIY ~ Duct Tape Pencil Pouch

Hi lovelies!  Earlier this week, I showed you how to make these cute washi tape pencils, well now you need something to put them in, right?  So let's make a cute little pencil pouch!  This is so easy, and it only takes about an hour!  The longest part is sewing on the zipper, but I like the functionality of a zipper much more.  {Click for the how to!}

You'll need:

  • Duct tape
  • Zipper
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • A paper template - make an 8" square

Fold the paper template in half, and label the inside and the outside, as shown above and below.

I opted to use a plain silver duct tape for the inside lining, you could use the same as your exterior or whatever you please.  Start by covering the inside side with this.

Don't worry about the edges being exact, just close!

Now fold it in half, and place your exterior color centered over the fold as shown.

Go over that piece and wrap the tape around the sides to hold the pouch together.  When you get to the top, trim at the side halfway down as shown so you can fold it over the edge, but the remainder can still wrap around.

Here's a better view.

Here's what the other side will look like, and then fold it in.

Here's your pouch, now it just needs a closure!

If your zipper is too long, sew around where you want it to end and then cut off the excess.

Using a sharp needle, begin sewing using a running stitch.

Halfway there!

To sew the other side on, it's much easier to do with the zipper open.

And that's it!  Wasn't so bad, was it?

Since I used this adorable camo print tape, I know my little dude will immediately want it, while my daughter will beg me to make her one out of the tie-dye print duct tape we have!

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