October 26, 2009

Pencil Kit

One of the finished pencil kits

This pencil kit has slots for pencils and pens only and no pocket. The zippered pocket is shown here.

The material on the outside of this kit is recycled grocery bag. I saw a similar technique used here. Above you see what the bag looked like when the paints were drying. And below is a close up.

I'm not sure how this will hold up over time, but it was neat to try. I used fusible interfacing on the opposite side of the painted grocery bag. I think this gave it some additional stability and allowed the paper to be sewn without too much perforation on the edges.

Below are two more pencil kit covers. I'll post the directions for the kit- one with a pocket and one without.


Quilt Rat said...

Wow these are all fabulous...those colours on the black base..gorgeous! and I Love the idea of using the grocery bag...could something similar be done with plastic bags???

Sue B said...

Gorgeous! Love the paper bag surface - that is fabulous!

Vicki W said...

These are fantastic!

Debra said...

I really like the mosaic one on the black!