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Dutch House Pencil Case

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This Dutch House pencil case was inspired the step gable houses I saw on my recent holiday. I have used mine to keep a bar of chocolate, but I think it would make a great pencil case, or even if it was made with an extra storey, a container for your needles.

The house is knitted in red, cream and brown double knit wool. Some of the details like the black window frames and railings were embroidered on afterwards.

The construction is very easy. The front and back are just sewn together. I made a black felt lining, which is just oversewn in at the mouth. This is not absolutely essential, but I thought if anyone were to use it as a pencil case, it would stop anything getting caught up in the loops of wool on the inside.

My wallet has a simple button and loop fastener. A different fastener (perhaps Velcro) would be better if it were a container for pencils. My wallet is 9cm by 30cm, and the pattern is simply the chart I used for the front section, and some instructions for the back section, and making up.

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Ginny Sturdy
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