A new zipper pouch for Marianne

It's back to school time!  I don't make a lot of handmade items for school, but every year, my daughter Marianne asks for a new pencil case.

She has lots of pencils and pens and a huge scientific calculator which also needs to fit into the case, so this year, I made her pouch a little bit bigger than the typical pencil case.

I used this tutorial, which I also used to make my Sunny Zipper Pouch a few weeks ago.  I had fun fussy cutting some of the 2" squares (isn't that fox cute?!).

I love how neat the zipper tabs look.  And I'm getting so much better at sewing zippers!

I just love those Avalon dots (by Fig Tree & Co for Moda).  And every last bit of this zipper pouch was made with scraps, which is the best part!

And I'm happy to say Marianne was thrilled with her new pencil case!

I will be linking up Crazy Mom Quilts when she comes back from her social media break and at The Quilt Journal who is hosting TGIFF this week.


  1. I totally noticed the fox first!! Super cute! And you've instantly got me with anything involving polka dots ;)

  2. Adorable! I too love the fox and those ends are looking amazing!! Way to up your game. I've been doing a lot of stash projects too. It's so fun to use stash.

  3. I love making cute things like this. What interfacing did you use? I always have trouble getting fusible fleece to stick properly.

  4. Trop mignon, ça donne presque le goût de retourner à l'école.

  5. Oh what a lovely way for her to carry around a little bit of mama-made!

  6. Thanks for the link to the pouch. It looks very neat and the zipper install is great!

  7. Beautiful and very useful! The fox is so cute just hanging out.


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