Layer two A4 colour felt sheets
Measure 8cm into the sheet and make a pencil mark
Fold up the other side to this 8cm mark and pin in place
On the unfolded side, mark out curved corners if you wish using a compass, and cut out using scissors
Begin to sew around the edges – this will be using a blanket stitch. Place the needle through the back of the top layer
Loop around to the back and put the needle through the same hole, leaving a loop
Put the needle through this loop and pull. Begin the next stitch by putting the needle into the back again and leaving a loop.
Repeat this stitch until all is sewn together, leaving the folded bottom as this is already sealed!
Mark 2in into the top and side of the top flap of the pencil case
Place a button on this mark and make another mark on either side of the button
Cut from mark to mark in a straight line, and check that the button fits!
Stitch around the button hole in small loops to secure and strengthen
Make a mark within the buttonhole when the pencil case is closed to see where the buttons need to be sewn
Stitch the buttons onto these marks