Zipper Pencil Case

sew zipper pencil case
Summer is over, it is a whole new round of “back-to-school” and “back-to-work” again!!!! I hope you have enjoyed your sun shiny days through out the pass few months; have refreshed and recharged yourself mentally and physically for another round of loooong journey. I don’t have summer vacation since it is all year round of hot sunny days which I usually hide myself from it… Anyway, I just had a great weekend getaway with friends from far, we ate, we adventured, we explored, we chat, and we definitely enjoyed every moment together! Now, I am ready for more challenges…. renovate my new home and make whole lot of crafts to stuff it up.. woohooo!!!

zipper pencil pouch pattern

To welcome you back to the craft room of Craft Passion, here is the zipper pencil case pattern and tutorial which I did before my recent weekend getaway. Honestly, this is not suitable for beginner sewer because of the piping and the way I lined it, but intermediate or advance sewer should have no problem in getting it done.

As you can see from the photos, this zipper pencil case has a zipper that opens all the way down from top to the sides. This enable a widely open view that make getting things from the pencil case straightforward. Also, there are internal gussets at the sides to prevent contents from falling out.

pencil case pattern

This pencil case would make perfect storage for many purpose, pencil case, cosmetic pouch, stationery, accessories, craft tools etc… you name it!!!

{CLICK HERE to get the Zipper Pencil Case pattern.}

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  1. I really like this Joanne. I like the invisible gusset – it will prevent the case from opening up flat. This pencil case is really nice. Thanks for posting.

  2. Hmmm… you’re tempting me again, Joanne! πŸ™‚

  3. Really cute idea πŸ™‚

  4. Wow,it`s fabulous!!

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  6. I am in love with your craft, Joanne!!! Will have to suck it up and really make it instead of just Pinterest everything you’ve done!
    ~ Iryna

  7. hi
    i think u r amazing person
    every items r very nice when i came here thought how to do this but when i try it i think this is wonderful
    best wishes and all the best for u r next projects

  8. Aaaand, of course I had to link to this. And the strawberry grocery bag. You’re amazing, Joanne!

  9. wow, what a fantastic pouch!!!I so have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I’m excited to discover this website. I want to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely loved every part of it and i also have you book marked to see new stuff in your blog.

  11. Great bag! Where did you buy your zipper? I really like the pull on it. And, did you make your own piping? Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. Definitely going to try this, looks fab!

  13. Awesome! Very tempting- must give it a try. Instructions are detailed nicely. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love this! Is there a way to print the directions without printing everything else?

  15. Thank you so much. I just found your site and am loving your patterns!

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  17. Hallo beautiful women!
    Thank you for this wonderful site!

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  19. Thank you for all your work! I love mostly all of your tutorials and could be busy every moment. You show great fabric choices, the pictures are awesome, it’s so appreciated.

  20. Like the circle quilting part!! I would love to make this but I’m still intimidated by the gusset…..

  21. Where can you buy the knids of materials you used?

  22. So amazing! I love the design πŸ™‚ will definitely purchase this from you when your shop had set up.. hehe πŸ™‚

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  24. Love this! I’ve always wanted to sew a pouch constructed like this. You make it look so easy.

  25. Beautiful tutorial. I am running late on my Christmas gifts but this is a beauty that I am going to try today. thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  27. Oh my word, this is fabulous, I’m wondering if I could manage it, I have followed clothes patterns before, I suppose I should just bite the bullet and give it a try for my grandson who is 6.

    Thank You.

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  30. I love the heck out this tutorial!!!! Very clear pictures. I’ve been sewing for under a year and it’s tutorials like yours that have helped me become better at it. Can’t wait to make it. Thank you!

  31. I m a beginner in sweing and would luv to make this pencil case for my younger sister. Is it possible for u to make video for this project, as I m stuck at few steps and not able to follow the instructions. May be because I m new to sewing and its techniques. Pls help by makin a video as I really want to try this gorgeous pencil case.

  32. Any tips for sewing the zipper and gussets to the main piece? Getting around the rounded edge is REALLY hard and my gusset won’t line up with the main piece πŸ™

  33. That is perfect, Plz can you make us an gaint accordion wallet plzzzzz.

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  35. this is just fascinating!! I’m just a beginner… using my mom’s basic sewing machine. but i’m so inspired by your talent, that i want to get one for myself. May i ask what for your recommendation on a machine that would allow me to sew thicker fabric like this or other project you have here? thanks, so much!! Love your blog

    • Most sewing machines of reputable brand in the market should be able to sew this pencil case.
      If you have a budget, look for those brands that have good service around your area.
      I am using Bernina now and I am absolutely happy with it. The mechanism parts are made of metal and it is way better than those using plastic material.
      Happy sewing πŸ™‚

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  37. This is so cute!
    I want to make one but all my zipper materials are too short T_T (they’re about 24 cm)
    Also I hope you can make a tutorial on pouches with two or more zippers! I want to make one for my friend as she was picky about pencil cases :p

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  41. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. Your tutorials are always a joy to read, your pictures are clear and instructions easy to follow. Thank you again.

  42. Many thanks,

  43. Thanks so much for ths fantastic tutorial. Just made my sister-in-laws secret Santa present! I must say it was a challenge to get everything under the zipper foot and get up close to the piping, had to unpick a couple of times, but got there in the end. Doesn’t look quite as professional as yours but still really pleased! Trying to get hold of some of those fab clover clips here in the UK, so much easier than pins! Thanks again and a very happy Christmas to you xx

  44. Something beautiful.

  45. Thanks for the great pattern!

  46. Thanks for nice tutorial. I use it, if I can, to sew a pencilcase for my son.

  47. Hi Joanne,

    So how long is the exact length for the zipper?
    Thank you πŸ™‚

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