Patterns, Sewing

No excuse for any more lost pens or pencils….Fabric notebook pen holder

Whenever I am writing down some patterns or ideas I can never find a pen or pencil and by the time I manage to find one I have almost forgotten what I was wanting to write in the first place! I have books all over the place so despite having a pen/pencil pot it never seems to be where I need it!,

Now pens I can often clip onto the notebooks (which does get a bit tricky if they are those thick covered notebooks without a spiral down the back) but pencils – theres no way of attaching them! I decided to make a small pen/pencil holder that I could attach to the notebooks when I am using them so I have a pen and pencil handy ready for any ideas.

Fabric is from the Under The Sea fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.

You will need:

2 pieces of fabric 6cm x 20cm

1 piece of fabric 6cm x 30cm (folded in half so it is 6cm x 15cm)

Elastic 32cm long (this fits an A4 sized book)

Take one of the pieces of 6cm x 20cm fabric and place right side up, place the folded 6cm x 15cm piece on top. next place the elastic so the raw edges of the elastic line up with the raw edges of the top and bottom of the 6cm x 20cm fabric pieces.

Sew around leaving a 5cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way and slip stitch the gap closed.

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