Pencil Snap Bags

With the rainy/cold weather we have been having lately-- I have been staying indoors a lot more which of course is driving me bonkers! I'm such a big baby when it comes to cold weather. It is a running joke amongst some of my friends that I even survive the frigid cold... ha, ha...  I do live in California- not in a snowy-zero temperature state... I get the humor, but its cold none the less--- trust me. Trust.Me.
While perusing Pinterest, I found a tutorial for snap bag pencil cases. The tutorial is provided by the company "Therm-o-web" They use their product in the making of the pencil case... but, seeing how I didn't have any on hand- and I didn't want to go out in the freezing death-chill-cold & rain to get some, I made do with what I had on hand. I used a little spray adhesive and glued on a piece of felt in place of the fusible interfacing that the company had recommended using. It worked like a charm! What makes them snap open and closed is two pieces of a metal tape measure that is encased in the top section of the bag.  I think it turned out cute and it was easy peasy to make...
 So, I made 40...
and it is still cold out.*sigh*
big hugs,


  1. Love the bags - and the use of felt is so clever. I might make a few. The pile of 40 that you made gave me a smile - you sound like me. We live in NW WA and in the "bone chilling cold" weather of rain and wind I too stay indoors unless forced out for supplies - if I ever should run low. I long for the warmer days of spring - but in the mean time I'm crocheting hats for the homeless - and have just finished number 108. Keeps my hands busy on these cold blustery day. Not sure what I'd do if there was three feet of snow and it was really cold. Happy stitching.

  2. Wow you just amaze me how you can adapt directions and make it your own and then go ahead and make 40, that is just amazing!!
    I agree with you, I hate the cold too, but we are halfway through so I think I may just make it :)

  3. How cute! And you amaze me too! How clever you are to figure out how to use what you had on hand and make something so adorable! I need to get back to sewing! Hugs!

  4. So pretty! I love owls, and your collection of them in your pencil case is adorable!

    Have a wonderful week; hope you get some sunshine!



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