So today I want to share with you how I made the DIY pretty pencil case with an exposed lace zip...
You will need...
tilda winter bird classic stripe
tilda lining pink fabric
20 cm pretty lace zips (20cm)
6 cm pink polyester herringbone tape (25mm wide)
How-to step by step...
Cut out the following pieces as illustrated above. Iron fusible interfacing to the back of the two main pieces.
Place your rectangles of fabric right sides together, placing the rectangle of cotton batting on the bottom. Pin along the longest sides.
Using a 1cm (3/8″) seam allowance, stitch the two pieces together
Turn the pencil case out so the right sides of the fabric are facing outwards. Press.
Open the zip and place along the seamed edge, so the teeth are just over the seam line. Pin to secure.
Using a zip foot stitch zip to pencil case, back stitching at the start and finish.
Pin the other side of the zip to the other side of the pencil case. Using a zip foot stitch zip to pencil case, back stitching at the start and finish.
Flatten the pencil case so that the zip lies in the centre. Pin to secure in Place.
Baste stitch the ends using a 6mm (1/4”) seam allowance.
Fold the webbing in half and pin to the back of the pencil case.
Baste stitch in place
Fold the binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. Unfold and then bring the long edges in to meet the center crease. Press again. Refold on the original crease and press again or use a bias binding maker. Pin the binding on the ends of the pencil case. Turn the ends up 5mm for a neat finish as photograph above. Stitch the binding to the coin purse using a 9mm seam allowance, backstitching at the start and finish.
Fold the binding over to the outer side and pin in place.
Top stitch binding in place, backstitching at the start and finish.
Slip stitch the ends of the binding to close
Your finished pencil case is now ready to use