I thought I was smart when I made holes in the zipper and crocheted right through the holes. It turned out that it wasn't so smart though, so next time I tried to first crochet the whole pencil case and then sew the zipper on. The sewing machine won.
For both pencil cases I used old zippers (thank you, grandma) and yarn that I already had at home. That's my excuse for the unfortunate color combination on the first one. That one is made from cotton yarn only. The turquoise one got a nice blend of cotton, bamboo and merino wool. Probably perfect for pencil cases... I freehanded them both, but used tapestry patterns that I have found somewhere on the Internet before. And the silk ribbons, well, you know those ribbons that use to sit on new sweaters? I admit. I cut them off and keep them for occasions just like this. I prefer to call it environmentally friendly and practical instead of sneaky or something like that.
|Bara det viktigaste får plats. Just for the bare necessities.|
|Det är inte så stort, men stort nog. It's not very big, but big enough!|
|Insidan. The inside.|