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A bespoke pencil case

Here’s some terrific fun!

Recently, I booked us a week away in Mexico, and, having C’s children’s art class self portraits and Frida Kahlo on our minds, we thought we’d make a couple pencils cases to take with us. After all, how hard can it be?

So we got a little bit of raw canvas, cut four identical rectangles, and got to work.

We drew our designs in pencil, traced over with a sharpie, and filled in with acrylics.


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front and back

It took a couple of days, but by this afternoon, when the sewing machine was transferred from the craft room into the studio, it looks like a bomb went off in here! 😀

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I’m not a very good seamstress, and so had to look at a couple of videos about fitting a zipper, but, in the end, it wasn’t too difficult.

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Bless the person who invented sergers!

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A few final snips and…

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Ta-da! A bespoke pencil case!

I love it. Now to finish C’s. 😀


Comments: 18

  • March 6, 2015

    o yes Frida! always an inspiration.
    and look at your pencil case, such a fine result, wonderful Veronica.
    you made yourself the best souvenir already.

  • March 7, 2015

    very cool and one of a kind.

  • March 7, 2015

    That’s the most beautiful unibrow I’ve ever seen!

  • Jo

    March 7, 2015

    What a great project – my daughter would love a Frida pencil case. Hmmmm another project?

  • March 8, 2015

    So clever .. a one in a kind pencil case! 😀

  • daryledelstein

    March 9, 2015

    i never cease to be impressed with your creative skillz

  • March 9, 2015

    love love your pencil case…..what a novel idea. I also have the very same model Bernina as you do but I sew a lot.
    have fun

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