So I may have just missed the back to school deadline with this post. In my defense, I wasn’t planning on doing any back to school posts because well, I don’t have kids. So, back to school is just a super exciting time when I get to go buy a bunch of notebooks and pens I don’t need.
Have I mentioned my love of school supplies?
Then. I had a genius idea….an envelope DIY pencil pouch!!!
It’s super easy to make and it doesn’t necessarily need to be sewn because you could definitely use fabric glue instead of sewing. But the sewing part is really easy…because I can do it. And if I can do it, you can do it my friend!
And it’s perfect for pencils or makeup or gum or whatever else you could use a pouch for!
Ready? Set. Go!
- Piece of 8.5×11 felt
- one button
- Optional: Fabric Glue instead of needle and thread
First, you’ll just need to fold your felt in thirds like you’re folding a letter to put in an envelope. Then you’ll need to take the flap on top and cut a diagonal line.
Then you’ll need to do the same to the other side. I just unfolded it from the thirds and folded it longways to get each line to look the same. To make your flap curved, use a glass or other circular object to get a curved edge to cut off.
Then you’ve got your flap. (You’ll see mine in a minute)
Then fold the felt so that the right side of the felt are together and stitch up the sides with a basic stitch. I have been told this is a running stitch.
Then once you’ve stitched up both sides, it’s time to turn it right side out!
Use your flap to determine where your button should be and stitch your button on. I’ve been told that there’s a great way to do this, but I just get the button and sew it on and call it done!
And since felt doesn’t fray, you just need to cut a small slit with your scissors so you can actually use the button to hold the pouch closed.
And now your pouch is ready to use!