During this April 2014 – Ultimate Blog Challenge, I’d like to share with you a post from the past every week, just because:

  1. Old stuff is awesome, also if covered in dust;
  2. We can laugh together looking at my old pics… I know, my new ones aren’t perfect but the old ones are really bad!
  3. Maybe you weren’t here around when I first published this stuff, and you never know, you could find something you like!

So, this is the first “Post from the past”: today I’d like to share with you my (drumroll please):

 Pencil case FREE pattern from “Marta’s blog”

Serger Pepper- mini Sew-A-Long pencil-case

I love a nice sewing project when it’s fast, easy to sew and useful.

This one has all these properties, plus it’s frugal, all made from upcycled materials (well, except thread and zipper!): I used thrift denim and an old duvet cover… And it looks very nice to me, what do you think about it?

I love it a lot, is one of my favorite pencil cases patterns because it features:

  1. wide zippered opening
  2. fully lined
  3. no raw edges exposed

You really should take a look at the original post, to see some more pics…

The lovely blogger/sewist Marta sent me the pencil case’s pattern + instructions, giving me her permission to share them with anyone interested… are you one of them?

Let me know!

Just to complete the scenery of school related sewing projects, I’d like you to take a look at this blog tour I’ve participated last august: Chelsea, from GYCT, designed this set of pencil cases and drawstring backpack + zippered pouches in different sizes and asked me to be one of the stops of her School Bus tour:

SergerPepper - Back2School - BusTour (13) (1)

Just to add some spice, if you like to sew for your kids, or only love to see what you can do with scraps and thread + some inspiration, you’d really have to take a look at myPinterest board dedicated.. so many nice ideas!

Follow me there and, if you like to pin: just ask me to be added!

My sewing boards are all opened to be Group Boards!