Back to School Cases to Make Yourself

You don’t need much to make cases for pencils and other school essentials. Some of these patterns use recycled materials or don’t involve any sewing! Plus, they’re a lot more creative and dare I say, better looking, than the made in China stuff in the stores. Click on the link to get the “how-tos”.

Simple Zippered Cases

This simple design can turn fabric scraps into cute zippered pouches of any size for all sorts of stuff.  Get creative and add pockets on the inside or outside.  Use padded material to make cases for electronics.
DIY pencil cases

Capri Sun Case

Talk about recycle and reuse!  Follow the instructions to turn juice pouches into a unique pencil case.  This isn’t just sharp looking and functional – it’s also waterproof.
DIY pencil cases

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Craft Foam No Sew Case

Craft foam adds a little stiffness and protection for electronics.  Plus, no sewing required.  The sides are “sewn” together with duct tape.  Punched holes and threading ribbon keep it closed and add a nice decorative touch.
DIY pencil cases

Duct Tape Case

Speaking of duct tape, you can make an entire case out of it. And believe it or not, you can buy colored or decorated duct tape.  The instructions for the case below are no longer available, but follow the step by step at WikiHow to make a more basic version.  Or check this tutorial which shows a simple way to add a gusset to the sides.
DIY pencil cases

Felt Cases

This felt pencil case with button is simple and cute. Love the notebook covers, too. They require little sewing – by hand or machine – and you can use a contrasting color thread or embroidered personalization to make it your own.
DIY pencil cases

Center Zip Case

Slightly more difficult that a top zip case, this center zip case could be made in various sizes to accommodate all sorts of supplies.  It also screams out “tissue holder” (or maybe it’s just me….).
DIY pencil cases

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by on August 1st, 2016