Update: The Zola Pen Case pattern is done… get it free here!
Whew! I did it… I knocked off our Japanese pen case! Let me tell you, sewing this thing was fiddly.
I love the boxy rectangular shape of this sweet case, and I think it will be great for so many things besides pens.
I will admit that I went back to Target and found the similar case that they were selling for $3. I unpicked all the seams and it was wayyyyy worth the cost so I didn’t have guess about measurements – I had instant pattern pieces. The fiddly part was the construction. I sewed and re-sewed this silly case so many times trying to figure out the easiest way. It would have been quick to simply show you one way to sew up this case, but I was determined to find the easiest way – because who doesn’t like easy??? 🙂
I also added a few touches of my own – like binding the zipper so (1) we could see another pretty fabric ❤️ and (2) it would make a snappy handle to carry the case with!
The zipper-handle snaps to the bottom of the case, or unsnaps too – however you like it.
The fabrics I picked are from the delightful new Zola collection by Junebee for Ink & Arrow fabrics. I LOVE how saturated it is – but it’s still playful and fun! So far I have seen lots of Zola yardage at fabric.com, and a Jelly Roll here. These fabrics inspired the name of my Zola Pen Case too – what do you think?
I can’t wait to use one of those snail prints to sew up more pen cases and write a tutorial for you. Watch for it very soon!
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