Did you see the Pencil Case I made for Elli the other day?
Yep, it’s all ready for kindergarten.
Once Connor saw that cutesy little pink Pencil Case……he wanted me to make him one too. But he told me, “no bow!” Absolutely…..you’ve got it kiddo! :)
I could have made a little monster-ish one for Connor as well……but decided to go the robot route instead. (Which could totally work for girls too!)
Because what’s cuter than a little homemade Robot Pencil Case? Not much.
And yes, he opens his little mouth up too…..and gobbles up pencils (or crayons, markers, glue sticks, etc).
Yep, they all fit inside. Just right. (Finished pencil case measures 9 x 6 inches.)
But, let’s be real……my little 4 year old Connor will try and shove other little treasures inside of there too. I just know it.
Do what you want little buddy……it’s all yours!
Would you like to make a little Robot Pencil Case?
In case you missed it, here’s the girl version of the pencil case. Use that tutorial for putting the case together……and then I’ll show you the robot differences below. (And by the way, these bright vivid vinyl colors were found at Joann Fabric, on big rolls in the upholstery fabric section. But remember, re-purposing old purses, handbags, accessories works great too!!)
To begin, instead of cutting 2 oval shapes of vinyl like the girl version, I cut 2 rectangle pieces of vinyl that were 9.5 x 6.5 inches.
Then, I added my zipper just like the link above (but this opening is about 1.75 inches from the bottom edge and measures 7 inches wide by 1/2 inch tall). Then I cut some pieces of vinyl in different colors to create the knob on top, the squares on the side, and then the eye background section in the middle.
The orange pieces on top and on the sides were made with two pieces and sewn together (with “wrong” sides together, along 3 sides), to make them more sturdy…..and so that you wouldn’t see the “wrong” side of the vinyl when you turn the pencil case over to the back.
Then, match up the raw edges of the extra pieces with the raw edges of the robot face. Sew them in place, using an 1/8 inch seam allowance. Then add some button eyes to the center.
If desired, move the little pieces of orange vinyl (or whatever color you use for those knobby things) and hand sew some buttons in place…..you know, to look like little knobs, lights, or controls of some sort. You know, robot stuff!
Then sew the front and back together and finish off just like the original tutorial.
And that’s it.
Boys can have cute pencil cases too!
Enjoy your weekend!