Envelope-style pencil cases

Tonight’s crafterations: tie-front envelope-style pencil cases for the kids to give their religious ed teachers (with another gift inside).

Quick and easy project and they turned out great! Here’s an in-progress shot:


And the final product:


I hope their teachers like them! I need to whip up a couple for myself next as purse organizers, LOL.

Quick tutorial (for one cases):
Cut a rectangle of fabric 11 inches by 9 inches.
Hem the short sides with a 1/4 in rolled hem.
Cut an 18″ piece of 1/2 in coordinating ribbon.
Tack ribbon to center of right side of fabric rectangle, centered and aligned so edges of ribbon hang over hemmed edges of fabric.
Being careful not to catch ribbon, fold hemmed edges into the center, overlapping so that resulting width is approx. 1/3 of original, and so that the wrong side is out.
Sew raw edges together with a 1/4 in seam. Clip corners and seams.
Turn right side out and press out corners.
Use ribbon to tie!