Someone recently gave my husband a leather pencil pouch with a tie strap that wraps around the pouch as a closure. I loved the simplicity of the design and thought it would be a great project to make with Kraft-Tex Kraft Paper Fabric instead of leather. Also, I wanted to make myself a more feminine pencil pouch using turquoise colored, pre-washed Kraft-Tex with stenciled arrows and heart designs on the outside. This Stenciled Kraft-Tex Pencil Pouch is one of the easiest projects I've made in a long time, and now you can, too, with my free pattern and tutorial!
Disclosure: The Kraft-Tex Kraft Paper Fabric and StencilGirl Products stencils were provided to me in exchange for my participation in this blog hop. All opinions are my own.
Keep reading below for details on how to download my free Kraft-Tex Pencil Pouch Pattern and to see the tutorial. Also, at the end of the post, find out how to enter a giveaway for a chance to win your own Kraft-Tex and stencils!
- Download the Kraft-Tex Pencil Pouch Pattern from Craftsy (affiliate link)
- Cut 1 Pencil Pouch piece using Kraft-Tex Kraft Paper Fabric
- Cut 1 - 1/4" W x 20" L piece of Kraft-Tex for the Pouch Tie
- Glue stick
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
- StencilGirl Products stencil sheets
- Washi tape
- Make up sponge or stencil brush
- Acrylic paint
- Wet paper towel
- Paper plate
1. Print, cut, and tape the pattern pieces together. Lay the Kraft-Tex Kraft Paper Fabric flat and trace around the pattern piece with a pencil.
2. Cut out the fabric along the traced lines using scissors.
3. On the right side of the fabric, tape the StencilGirl stencil sheet in place on the Kraft-Tex using washi tape. Be sure to tape over any adjacent stencils and around the perimeter of the stencil you plan to use (circled in yellow below) to prevent the paint from accidentally be spread onto the fabric in an undesirable location.
4. On a paper plate, apply a small amount of acrylic paint. Dab a make up sponge in the paint and keep dabbing it on the plate until it is absorbed into the sponge. Press the stencil down firmly on top of the Kraft-Tex and gently dab the sponge onto the stencil to apply the paint.
I strongly suggest testing a stencil design on a scrap piece of fabric before stenciling on your actual item! It is important to learn the right touch needed to apply the paint properly so the paint does not bleed under the stencil. Your technique may vary from stencil design to stencil design.
After stenciling, carefully remove the stencil and check to make sure the underside does not have any paint that bled through. If it does, wipe it with the wet paper cloth and allow it to dry before using it again.
Reposition the stencil, if necessary, and repeat the stenciling process. If you are laying the stencil over a previously stenciled area, make sure the paint has dried first. I found that the paint dried very quickly on the Kraft-Tex.
5. Once you have completed stenciling the outside of the pencil pouch and the paint has completely dried, fold the bottom 1/3 of the pencil pouch up and finger press along the the fold as shown below.
6. Now fold the top 1/3 of the pencil pouch down over the bottom and finger press along the fold.
7. Open up the folds and bring the short beveled edge of the bottom so that it is parallel and even with the top fold. Push the excess fabric inward until the edge of the bottom piece is flush with the edge of the middle section. Hold in place and create an accordian fold. Repeat for the other side.
8. Use a glue stick to apply glue to the middle and bottom edges of the pouch as shown. Line up the outer edges and press together. Hold firmly until the glue sets. Repeat for the other side.
9. Sew along the edge using a 1/8" to 1/4" seam allowance to permanently secure. Repeat for the other side.
10. Cut out a 1/4" wide x 20" long piece of Kraft-Tex for the Pouch Tie.
11. Along the top edge of the pouch, use a ruler to find the center. Sew the end of the Pouch Tie to the center point on the wrong side (inside part) of the pouch flap. Use a zig zag stitch and go over the spot a couple of times to secure it in place.
12. Finger press all the folds again.
13. Wrap the Pouch Tie around the pouch two times and tuck the end under to keep the pouch closed.
View of the pencil pouch from the side.
Enjoy keeping your pencils or art supplies in your awesome, new Stenciled Kraft-Tex Pencil Pouch!
These are so fast and easy to make, go ahead and make several at one time to keep on hand for other items like rotary cutters, scissors, coupons, or even a pair of reading glasses!
Want to win some Kraft-Tex Kraft Paper Fabric and StencilGirl stencils of your own? Then be sure to enter the giveaway from C&T Publishing and StencilGirl Products!
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate for C&T Publishing!!
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