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Easy Sewing Project: POP-UP pouch that converts into a Pencil holder

teacher avatar Luciana Caballero, designer+architect +creator +teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro

      0:58

    • 2.

      Today's Project

      4:10

    • 3.

      Cutting Your Fabric and Interfacing

      8:04

    • 4.

      Using the Free Template

      3:37

    • 5.

      Zipper Tab

      4:30

    • 6.

      Sewing the Zipper

      8:29

    • 7.

      Closing the Pouch

      6:33

    • 8.

      Pressing Seams

      0:40

    • 9.

      Squaring up the Corners

      5:55

    • 10.

      Closing the Gap

      2:50

    • 11.

      Topstitch Around Top

      2:47

    • 12.

      Sewing Sliding Top

      2:41

    • 13.

      Sewing Pull Tabs

      3:37

    • 14.

      Finishing Your Pouch

      2:07

    • 15.

      Congratulations!

      2:54

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In this class you are going to learn How to make your own Stand Up pencil pouch that just looks like magic when you see it convert into a pencil holder. 

Easy step by step so you can follow along to create something that everyone will ask..."Did you really make that?! " 

Surprise your friends and family... and even yourself! Fun and practical...

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Luciana Caballero

designer+architect +creator +teacher

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Hello! My name is Luciana, I'm originally from Argentina, but I've been living in Florida, USA for the past 10 years. 

I'm an architect and a designer with a great passion for creativity!

My everyday life is surrounded with pastel crayons, watercolors, paintbrushes, fabrics, scissors, and all kinds of paper and art material.

I would say my days are colorful, fun, and full of creative thoughts and projects.

I invite you to be part of this creative journey with me by sewing fun easy projects that we can use and share right after each class. 

I Love having that moment in each day where you sit down and you k... See full profile

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1. Intro: Hi and welcome to my new sewing class had to sell as standard pencil. I love these projects so much because it's so practical and I use it all the time. And it's a little bit magical because it has that while effect. When you open it, it converts into a pencil holder that you can leave open all the time on your desk and you can leave it a new studio all the time open. So it's easy for you to reach for your favorite marker tool you need. At the moment, I decided to separate this class in the advanced segments so you can follow along. And then at the end of the class, you'll have your phones. Then at the end of the class you have made and so on your own stand up pencil pouch that has a slide and Todd, and it has a wow effect every time you use it. So let's get started. 2. Today's Project: In today's project, we're going to learn how to solve a standard pencil pouch or a pop-up pencil case. We're going to create a pencil pouch that has a sliding tub and creates a wow factor. Every time you open it. They've added a class in different segments to make it an easy step-by-step process that you can follow along. We're going to start by choosing our favorite fabrics. And then we're gonna go over about all the different panels that we're going to need for the project. I included to the front free templates for you to use. So it's easy, we don't have to measure anything. We just go ahead, print them and we can use them for our project. Then we're going to go over the different interfacing that we're gonna be using for our panels. We're going to sell a zipper tab before attaching our zipper to the panels. Then to attach our zipper to the panels, we start with a lining facing app, align the zipper to the top, and then choose one of the canvas panels for the outside of our pouch and place it the pretty side facing down. Then we're gonna go ahead and repeat the same process with the other panels to finish attaching our zipper. Now that we have so in our zipper, we're ready to close our pouch, making sure that everything matches and lines. We're going to make sure to leave a gap so we can turn our pouch right side out. Also before clipping and putting everything together, we're going to make sure to open our zipper halfway up. Before squaring up the corners. We're gonna make sure to press all this seems. So it makes us that much easier. Then we're going to square up our corners, making sure that everything aligns, clipping everything in place. Once we turn our pouched rice that out, we're ready to close the gap and aligning. Then we're going to talk stage all around using the free arm of our sewing machine. Once we have the base of our pouch ready, we're gonna go ahead. And so they slide in top. Before talks teaching all around our sliding top. We're going to place our pull tabs so we secure everything at one time. And then our final step is to attach our sliding tab to the base of our pouch. So at the end of this class, you will have your own pop-up pencil pouch. You're going to have a lot of fun throughout the whole process. And then at the end, you're gonna surprise your friends and family and even yourself. They are gray patches to have on your desk and I love how they convert into pencil holders. You're going to have a lot of fun throughout the whole process. So let's get going. 3. Cutting Your Fabric and Interfacing: In this lesson, we're going to cut every fabric and interfacing. We're going to work with three different kinds of fabrics. For this light in top, we're going to use our favorite fabric. This is my own design and it's called watercolor Baja floor out. Then for the bottom of our pouch, we're going to have a thicker, more like a canvass type of fabric. And finally, for the lining, the interior of our pouch, we're going to use a more flexible light kind of fabric. So these are the final panels that we're going to cut right now. I made a quick template so we can see the dimensions clearly and we can use it as a reference when we're cutting our panels. We're going to cut two panels using the same template for our canvas fabric as well as for the lining fabric. Then we're going to cut only one rectangle for our sliding top. We're going to use that eight inch or 20 centimetres deeper. And finally the fabric for our pull tabs and zipper tab. We're going to start by cutting the panel for our slider top. The fabric that I use here is actually a linen cotton canvas that's much lighter than the canvas I'm using for the base, but a little bit thicker than your regular fabric. Next we're going to cut the two panels of our canvas fabric. That's the outside of the base of our pouch. Feel free to use this template because sometimes the smallest fractions are not easy to see in all the rulers. So this makes it really easy and practical. For the lining or the interior of our pouch. We're gonna do the same thing. We're going to get two panels of the exact dimensions. So these are all the panels that we have covered so far. And now we're going to have to cut the pull tabs on a zipper tab. Next we're going to iron on some interfacing to make our panels a little bit more sturdy. This is a heavy interfacing that's feasible. So it's very easy because you just can iron it on. And then we're gonna be using it for the base of our pouch. Remember to place our interfacing on the backside of our fabric with this shiny part facing down. That's where the glue is. So to start, we're going to turn our fabric around with the wrong side facing up. And then we're going to place the interfacing with a shiny side down. The interfacing that we're using for our slider top is a medium weight in you're facing. So it's a little bit lighter than the one that we just used for the base of our pouch. When placing the interfacing we add to make sure they center and then were leaving the same seam allowance all around. In the next lesson, we're going to use our template to cut our panels. 4. Using the Free Template: In this lesson, we're going to use our free template to cut the panels for our base or the pouch. What's great about the template is that it fits perfectly on a printer page. So please make sure that when you're printing, you don't scale it. Just printed 100%. And you can double-check it by using this test boxes that are in inches and centimeters just to make sure that you printed it in the right size. So to make the base of our pouch, we're going to use this template to cut the two panels that we have for our canvas fabric and the two fabrics that we have for our lining. Once we have our panels ready, we're gonna talk stage on our canvas fabric. Now that we have our panels ready, we're ready to sell our zipper tab. 5. Zipper Tab: In this lesson, I'm gonna be showing you how to solve the zipper tab and also how to shorten as zipper because I didn't have the right color for these pouch. So I had a longer zipper. So we're going to be cutting it and then adding the zipper tab. Once we got our zipper, we just have to add a stopper. But if you already have a zipper of the color of your choice, make sure it is 8 " and then you're ready to go. So to add a stopper total zipper, we're going to choose a zigzag stitch That's about 7 mm in width. And then I'm going to shorten the length. So it's kinda like zigzags on the same spot. What I like to do first is lower my needle just to make sure that I'm going over the zipper teeth. And then once I do that, I'm ready to start stitching. For our zipper tab. We're going to start by folding in the short sides and then pressing with our iron. Then we're going to fold it in half so we can have a line as a reference. Now we just made the longest ties to that center line. And we fall one more time and our tab is ready to be sound. If you are using the zigzag as I was, please make sure to go back to your regular stitch. Now we're ready to start around it, making sure that we're backstage in at the beginning and at the end. I'm going to go slowly. So you can see in detail how we go around it. When we reached the corner, make sure that your needle stays down and then lift your presser foot up, rotate and then pull your presser foot down to keep selling. Here we're gonna do the same thing, making sure that our needle stays down. And then don't forget to backstage at the end. In the next lesson, we're going to sell our zipper. 6. Sewing the Zipper: In this lesson, we're going to sell the zipper to our lining and canvas fabric. We're going to start by opening our zipper and aligning it with the top part of our lining. Our lining panel is facing up with the right side facing up. Then we're carefully going to fold up the beginning of our zipper, right with a stopper begins. Then we're going to place our canvas panel with a right side facing down. And again, we're going to align everything at the top. We're going to measure 1 " coming from the right. So we have a reference to know when to stop. So in our zipper, you can see here how our zipper is a little bit longer than our finished pouch. So remember that we're gonna use this line as a reference to stop sewing. To start. So in our zipper, we're going to change our presser foot for a zipper foot. We're going to start where we folded our zipper up, making sure we start with a back stitch. Now we're ready to solve the other side. So we're going to basically do the same thing. We're going to start with our interfacing facing up. We're going to place our zipper and align it at the top, also facing up. Make sure to open the zebra all the way to the left. So it's easier for us to sell it. We're going to pull up the beginning of our zipper, just like we did before, and clip it in place. Now we're going to align our canvas panel at the top, making sure that the right side is facing down. This time we're going to measure 1 " coming from the left. So we have a reference when to stop. So in our zipper because it's easier for me to so in the same direction, what I'm gonna do is flip everything around. And so on the line inside, because we flipped everything over, we can mark our reference line again. For this part, we can do it the same way that we did it before. Or you can leave your needle down and then we're gonna make sure to push our zipper inside so we don't, so when we finished so in the pouch. So now that we have attached our zipper, we're going to press everything so we're ready for the next lesson. In the next lesson, we're going to sell around the sides and the bottom to close our pouch. 7. Closing the Pouch: In this lesson, we're going to sell the sides and the bottom so we can close our pouch. The first thing we're gonna do is measure to open up a zipper halfway. It's very important to match our seams here because once our pouches ready, everything will look align. The same thing is happening here with these top stage, because once the pouch is close, this line is going to go all the way around the pouch. On the line inside, we're gonna leave a gap open on marking here with my pins. So we make sure not to so the gap. And we need this gap in order for us to reach inside and be able to turn our pouch inside out. The gap that I'm leaving open here. It's about 4 " or 10 cm. On this side, we're gonna do the same thing. First. We're going to make sure to move our zipper out of the way. So we're moving it towards the Canvas side, making sure that we're not going to go over it. And then again, we're matching the seams, so everything aligns at the end. On this side, we're gonna do the same thing. We're going to make sure that the seams are matching. Now we're ready to sell the sides and the bottom, leaving our gap open and making sure that we don't saw any of the corners yet. Before we start sewing, we got to change our zipper foot for our presser foot. Remember that our seam allowance is three-eighths of an inch or 1 cm. It's easier to have our presser foot as a reference is kinda like the same thickness of it. Remember to backstage every time that we start and we finish on this part of the project. I always like to double-check that the zipper is out of the way and we're now so in over it. So take your time. Make sure the zippers out of the way and keep selling. In the next lesson, we're going to be pressing the seams open so it's easier for us to follow the next step. 8. Pressing Seams: In this lesson we're going to be pressing this seems open. So it's easier for us to square up the corners and close the gap. So we're ready for our next lesson. 9. Squaring up the Corners: In this lesson, we're gonna square up the corners. Make sure that you take your time to match all this seems, this is important because when we have the patch ready, you're going to see a continuous scene. Once we have everything aligned and clapped, we're ready to start sewing. It's very important to backstage every time we start and finish, to secure everything in place. Once we have all the corners ready, we're ready to turn our pouch inside out. You can see now why was important to match our seams. So now that we have our pouch right side out, you can see all this seems that aligned perfect way. In the next lesson, we're going to close this gap. So we had the base of our patch ready. 10. Closing the Gap: In this lesson, we're going to close the gap and finish the base for our pouch. Because I have a dark blue color for my lining. I decided to change my thread and my bobbin color. This way I have less contrast and a better finished for my gap. This time we're going to use a very small seam allowance, about one eighth of an inch or the closest you can get to get to the edge. Remember to backstage at the beginning and at the end. In the next lesson, we're going to adopt stage around it. 11. Topstitch Around Top : In this lesson, we're going to tuck stitch around the top of our pouch. Before sewing, it's easier if we pin all around it. So we keep our lining fabric down. In order for us to sell around it. We need to use the free arm of our sewing machine. To do so, slide to the left little drawer that we have in the front and then we have access to it. Also, I already replaced the bobbin and the thread with the same color that I've been sewing, the whole pouch. And also I'm going to adjust the length of my stage a little bit just to make it a little bit more visible for my top stitch. Remember to backstage at the beginning and at the end. So everything stays in place. In the next lesson we're gonna be so in this slide in top. 12. Sewing Sliding Top: In this lesson we're going to be so in this slide in top, we're going to start by pressing our seam allowance to the inside of our panel. This makes our next step easier when we have to turn our sliding top right side out. So we're using our interfacing as a reference for our seam allowance. What is this going to sell straight down, making sure that we started on, we've finished with a backstitch. Make sure that all the seams are tagged on the inside. And also we're going to make sure that these two scenes are aligning as well. It's easier when we use the club to keep everything in place. And that helps us when we're turning their sliding top right side out. In the next lesson, we're going to sell our pull tabs. 13. Sewing Pull Tabs: In this lesson, we're going to be so in the pool depths. So these rectangle includes the measurements for both of the board. That's now we're going to cut them in half so we can go ahead and press them. So now that we have our pull tabs ready, we're going to place one on each side of our slide in top. Use this theme of this light in top as a reference to center our pulled up mark the other side. So we can have a reference for the other pole that. So now we're ready to go to the sewing machine and tuck stitch all around it. Now we're going to sew all around it, secure in our poll does in place. To finish, make sure to backstage, to secure everything in place. Now we're ready to finish our pouch in the next lesson. 14. Finishing Your Pouch: So now we're ready to finish our pouch. To finish our standard pencil pouch, we need to slide our slider all the way to the top, making sure that the seams are aligned and they're matching. To finish, we're going to talk stage all around it to set everything in place. Congratulations on finishing your standard pencil pouch. I hope you enjoyed this class as much as I did. I really enjoy and I love these projects so much because he has a wow factor and it's a little bit magical when it converts into a pencil holder. I can't wait to see all your finished projects. Also, if you really enjoyed this class, please make sure to check out my other sewing classes. That is so fine as well. I have a class on how to sew a zipper patch that has three different zipper pouches with a free templates included. And also my other class is how to sell at toe back. Thank you so much for sharing this class with me. 15. Congratulations!: Congratulations on finishing your first standard pencil pouch. Have fun. Was that. Thank you so much for joining me today in this class. I had a lot of fun putting this together and I hope you enjoyed it as much as they did. See surprise every time I use them, I love them having on my desk, I'm a studio. It brings me joy and happiness. You need to be around all these sewing projects and pretty fabrics. And also, you should be proud of yourself that you made something so fun and practical and you made it yourself. That's why I love sewing so much, because you always have something that at the end you can use. And you can, where you can just gifted and it's something that you made with a lot of glove and a lot of patient as well. And it comes from our creative part. So thank you so much for staying until the end, watching the entire class. I hope you have fun today. I really enjoyed it was a great project to do. I want it to do something different, something fun with that wow factor. And I hope you have as much fun as I did. I would love to see your finished project and your beautiful a standard pencil touches. So please share yours and the project section so we can all get inspired, right? You can also leave a comment on why do you want our next class to be? So I can get a list of our favorite projects and then select from there What's the next class? If you enjoyed this class, please make sure to check out my other sewing classes. This one is how to sew a zipper TO bag. And he goes great with the one that we just did. I just loved that you can mix and match the fabrics and make a great combo. Then I have another sewing class, how to sell a zipper pouch. And I love this class so much because I show you how to solve three different pouches. We start with a standard C per pouch, adding the zipper tabs. Then we have a flat bottom zipper patch that's great for makeup. And then at the end we finished with it bogs zippered pouch. Thank you so much for sharing this class with me. I hope you're super happy with your new standard pencil Pat. And I see you next class.