Pencil pouch

Pencil pouch

My husband is a member of an internet community and they often arrange some exchange events. The recent one was a craft exchange, and my husband asked me to work together making something. Our match is a game lover, so my husband drew the mascot of the community, with portal gun on its hand, jumping into/out of a portal. Portal is a video game.

I scanned the drawing and create a tiling pattern with a drawing program, then printed them to an A4 size fabric specifically designed for inkjet printing. The fabric is then washed, pressed, and then cut to make this pencil pouch. The pouch is padded with thin quilt batting and fully lined with linen.

I’ve used similar fabric to make thisΒ brooch sometime ago, and also to make labels for Sidra’s school necessities. It’s pretty neat, you just make a design with a computer and print them on the fabric just like on paper. The drawback is of course the size, but I think it is a good way to make something in small scale such as this pencil pouch.

We sent the pouch yesterday along with a small card with the same drawing on it. Hope the recipient will like it!

Pencil pouch

Pencil pouch

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  • Love the print. I have been meaning to start designing my own fabrics – have you heard of an online company called spoonflower? They print your custom designed fabric on demand.

  • That pouch is so cute πŸ™‚ Does your husband have more drawings online? I like his style!

  • wow I didn’t know printing fabric like that was possible! That’s a very special project!:)

  • This looks so fantastic! Have you thought about collaborating with your husband more often?

    • verypurpleperson

      Glad that you like it! I love working with my husband, maybe we should do this more offten πŸ™‚

  • Love your creativity! You guys are GENIUS!

  • Edamommy

    That is SO cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy

    oh goodness that’s cute!

  • Barbara

    You two are so clever! I love the idea of making my own fabric designs! I’d sure like to know what the product is that makes ink jet print washable; I’d buy some and treat my own fabrics. Your pouch is just adorable, Novita, and I know the recipient will love it!

  • I love this and portal!

  • wow, my husband is a huge fan portal and he has a woot shirt with a similar concept :

    he siad you should sell this on etsy (probably with a less person character) and make tones of $$! hahaha πŸ™‚

    • verypurpleperson

      Maybe we should do that! πŸ˜€

  • Ha, cute! I showed my Husband — without reading him your post — and he said “Yeah, that’s the Reddit alien in Portal!” I guess they’re part of the same community πŸ™‚

    • verypurpleperson

      He knows rightaway! I told my husband and he’s happy because someone instantly recognized the alien πŸ˜€