WITH SCRAPS: a back to school pencil holder

Each month you can look forward to a few post mainstays. Earlier this month we introduced OLD THINGS MADE NEW, a monthly post that will focus on reusing items you probably already have. You know, going green kind of stuff. But reinventing old items isn't the only thing we can do to help save the earth and our wallets. What about all the little scraps of fabric after every project? The bits that go right from my serger tray into the trash or the odd shaped pieces left from in between two pattern pieces. Every month we will also carry a post called WITH SCRAPS. In this post we will do exactly that, find clever ways to use up the leftovers.

This month's great idea comes from the Creative Chicks just in time for school. Selvage edges of fabric + a little backing fabric + an exposed zipper = a pencil holder for school. So much cuter and more durable than the plastic ones, plus it's free!
If you've made an old thing new or have a great idea for using scrap fabric we'd love to feature you and your blog. Just email us pictures and information or a link to your blog showing what you've done to dearpresserfoot@gmail.com. Share the love.

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