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Magnificent Minion Pencil Case Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a pencil case featuring your favorite yellow creatures!

Magnificent Minion Pencil Case Sewing Pattern
Magnificent Minion Pencil Case Sewing Pattern

This pencil case pattern will keep an eye on your kids at school, making sure they are paying attention and entertaining them at the same time.

Designed to feature the iconic eyeball of the merry Minions, the Magnificent Minion Pencil Case Sewing Pattern is a simple sewing pattern that only takes one fat quarter bundle to create.

Easily sewn and uniquely shaped, this back-to-school idea holds pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, pens, and more.

Made up of simple patchwork, this DIY pencil case's enclosed seams make it nice and sturdy. This would make a great stocking stuffer, as well.

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Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • 1 in a Minion fat quarter bundle
  • 9-inch zipper
  • 25 inches of grey piping (1 package)
  • 25 inches of coordinating double fold bias tape (1 package)
  • Plain white, brown, and black quilting cotton scraps
  • Interfacing scraps
  • Eyeball pattern, printed

Minion Pencil Holder:


Prep: Cutting Instructions

  1. Cut the following:

    • -Smallest circle, black cotton (2)
    • -Medium circle, brown cotton (2)
    • -Largest circle, white cotton (2)
    • -4 strips measuring 3.5"W X 10"L from the FQ bundle
    • -1 rectangle coordinating fabric, 10"W X 13"L
    • -Both 25" pieces of piping & bias into 2 12.5" pieces

Pencil Case Sewing Pattern Instructions

  1. Cut out and applique the smallest black circle as the pupil, on the medium-sized circle of brown. Applique the brown circle centered in each white circle. Wonder Under and/or freezer paper may be helpful here! Iron on interfacing to the back of each white circle, hiding the stitching and firming up the circle.

  2. Sew the piping around each circle, forming the eyeglass circle.

  3. Sew the 4 strips together lengthwise with 1/4" seam allowance, press all seams open. Trim to 10"W X 13"L.

  4. Layer one side of the patchwork piece right sides together (RST) with the lining piece and zipper, sew alongside the zipper.

  5. Open and press the layers so that the zipper tape is covered. Topstitch.

  6. Repeat the other side of the patchwork piece and lining, enveloping the other side of the zipper with all RST. Sew alongside the zipper.

  7. Open the zipper all the way and topstitch this side, press.

  8. Baste each open side, keeping the raw edges aligned. Then baste the circle in, going slowly and pausing frequently to smooth the layers and ease the circle around. Turn right side out and check that all layers were caught and there are no gathers. Open the zipper half way and turn inside out, repeat for the second side, check, then sew both circles with a normal stitch length and secured.

  9. Trim each end’s seam allowance to 1/8” and encase with bias tape. Turn right side out and press.

  10. And you're done! Fill your Minion pencil case with supplies.

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