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How to hand embroider a diy pencil pouch

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How to hand embroider a diy pencil pouchIf you’re looking for a fun back to school craft or a diy teacher gift they’ll actually use, I’m excited to share how to hand embroider a diy pencil pouch! I stitched this with grade school kids in mind but once I was done, I realized I would definitely use this now as an adult. This is very beginner friendly, with both a video and photo tutorial to follow.

This post was sponsored by Amazon Live; they provided all materials and compensated me for my time, but all opinions are my own!

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I had a lot of fun picking out the colors and patches for this project! I had to send this one back to Amazon so I need to work on making one that I can keep. I think it would be perfect for embroidery tools when I’m stitching on the go.

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How to hand embroider a diy pencil pouch


    • Stick N Stitch
    • Felt pencil pouch
    • Assorted patches
    • Aleene’s fabric glue
    • DMC floss – geranium color used here
    • Embroidery needles
    • Printer – either inkjet or laser works!
    • Free PDF hand embroidery pattern-sign up for my newsletter and get the free download once you confirm your subscription! If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the pattern with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library.


      Step 1: Print the pattern out on to Stick n Stitch and cut roughly around the design. Peel off the backing and press to adhere it to the pencil pouch.

      Step 2- Stem stitch the text! You’ll make one back stitch and then bring your needle back up towards the front of the stitch you just took, and repeat.

      Step 3- Use warm water to wash away the Stick N Stitch and let it dry! I like to stick a microfiber towel into them to help absorb all the water faster.

      Step 4- Use the fabric glue (follow the instructions for the specific brand you’re using) and adhere the patches on! I used a paintbrush to apply the glue and then pressed to hold for about 30 seconds. If any excess glue comes out the sides, use a q-tip to clean it up. Let it dry and enjoy!

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      What would you carry in this hand embroidered felt pouch?

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Jen Baker

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

love this idea and quote for a pencil case, would be great for empowering young women and teenagers at school or work!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Yes, it's great for all ages! Thanks!


Tuesday 13th of August 2019

If I were to make a pouch similar in design to this, It would need to be larger - perhaps big enough to hold an A5 light board or sketch book approximately that size. I might even go so far as to make a two-pocket pouch so the sketchbook could be kept in a separate pocket from the light box but both in that same pouch.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

those both sound cool!!

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