I need some help, please!
As someone without kids, but who buys presents for lots of them (godchildren, nieces, nephews, friends' kids etc...), I'm trying to come up with an easy-to-make pencil case.
I have looked at some other tutorials online and tried a few and not really fallen in love with any of them. So, I went back to my trusted pattern for a zipped coin purse (courtesy of Nicole Mallalieu - but you guessed that, didn't you?) and tweaked the dimensions again.
I just can't make up my mind if I've got it right though.
The purse above is possibly more of a make-up bag size again rather than a pencil case. I opted for 20cm wide by 12 cm tall (plus seam allowances) and it more than easily accommodates the 30 pencils I threw in with room for loads of pens, erasers and pencil sharpeners. I haven't measured the depth but it must be about 4cm deep at the base.
The width seems about right, but is it too tall?
And do you think it would appeal to a girl in the 9-10 age range? This fabric is super cute - at least I think so - but I'm not sure what's cool or not these days!!