15 Free Pencil Pouch Patterns to Sew for Back to School


Looking for free sewing patterns for adorable pencil pouches? Look no further! Below, you’ll find links to tutorials with clear instructions, perfect for beginners. These pouches aren’t just for pencils – they can hold sewing supplies, sunglasses, or anything else that needs a stylish and portable home!

Classic Long Pencil Pouch

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To me, Back-To-School time always feels like a new beginning. Time to get organized and start fresh. Time to be a better student, worker or parent than you have been before. And it’s always time for a little style. Who knew what a pick-me-up a cute Long Pencil Pouch could be?

Notebook Pencil and Pen Holder

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I designed this super easy pencil and pen pocket to wrap around a standard-sized composition notebook. It’s great for a journal or for school note taking!

Colored Pencil Roll Up

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Make a beautiful pencil roll with burlap & lace! This storage roll can also hold regular #2 pencils, paintbrushes, or crochet hooks.

Cute Corners Case

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This is the Cute Corners Case… look how wide it opens! You’ll be able to grab and go with this sweet pouch!

Padded Binder Cover

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Remember fabric binder covers of the past? Now you can make one too. This clever binder cover pattern has pockets inside for pencils, pens, and other cool tools.

Designer Zipper Pouches

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Go big or go home with this gorgeous designer style quilted pouch! This is more the other pencil pouch sewing patterns because there’s a free video course to show you every step.

Zola Pen Case

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The colorful and wide-opening Zola Pen Case might be my favorite Sew Can She pencil pouch to date. These are so great for easily finding the desired item. Anything that saves time (even if it’s only a second) is valuable to me. Not to mention they turned out gorgeous.

Stand Up – Slide Down Pencil or Tool Case

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Here’s a clever variation on a standard pencil case: My Stand Up Slide Down Pencil and Tool Pouch is cute and collapsible with so many uses. Brightens up your workspace too.

Handy Dandy Drawstring Pouch

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Sew an easy drawstring bag that’s long and skinny! It is the perfect size for spectacles, a tooth brush and toothpaste, pencils, or even make up brushes. The Handy Dandy Pouch was a guest post from Sedef Imer.

Binder Pouch to Sew with Mesh

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Whoever thought of putting grommets on a pencil pouch so it could live in your binder was a genius! Here’s my functional and colorful take: The 3 Ring Pencil Pouch.

Classic Binder Pouch for Pencils and Tools

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Who knew that you could sew so many back-to-school items? Use this free Binder Pouch Tutorial to make one that’s better than any from the store. It’s a great way to use up fabric and vinyl scraps too!

Vinyl and Ribbon Pencil Pouch

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If you need a see-through pouch, here’s a versatile option. The Ribbon and Vinyl Zipper Pouch is easily customized by making a bigger ribbon loop to fit your wrist, or adding a clip or key ring.

Clippie Zipper Pencil Pouch on the Go!

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Another free pattern that is great for vinyl is what I call the Clippie Zippies. Clip them on your bag so your necessities don’t fall down to the bottom. Save some time by not having to hunt for them!

Twice as Nice Zippered Organizer

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The Twice as Nice Zippered Organizer is amazing for pens, pencils, crayons, markers, and any other writing utensil you can imagine! You can see everything all the time…I love it!

Clamshell Shaped Vinyl Pouches

This clear vinyl pouch is just right for pens and pencils and so much more!

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