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Free Pattern Friday! Squid Pencil Pouch



So after playing around with the squid/Kraken plush I made back in January, I couldn’t help but want to make more squiddy projects 🙂 So I came up with this little pencil pouch – it utilizes the tall shape of the squid to offer up a good 8” x 4” storage size for holding a handful of pens and pencils. Of course you could use it for other things as well: crochet hooks come to mind…

It’s completely lined on the inside so it looks nice and pretty from both sides. So if you wanted to use the pattern to make items for sale at craft shows, conventions, or Etsy, they would look very professional! I think the pattern is well-suited to thick, plush-like fabrics like fleece, minky, terrycloth, or felt. I personally used minky and gave it a little interfacing so it wouldn’t stretch while I sewed it.

I give it a 4/10 stars because there are a lot of little pieces to manage, and a lot of layers to sew through. There’s also the zipper of course, but it’s done using the centered zipper method which is very basic. So overall if you have a decent amount of projects under your belt and maybe a little zipper experience you should be okay. I hope you all like it!


18 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Squid Pencil Pouch

  1. Bar none – this is the Cutest Zippy Ever in the history of zippies – thank you for creating and sharing this – it’s a hoot!

  2. So cute. I’ve been hoarding your plush patterns but I’m too chicken to actually try one because the minky fabric is expensive and I’d hate myself for ruining a large amount of it. These use a small enough amount that if I mess up it won’t be too bad.

  3. I couldn’t help but think this would be great to hold touch up makeup supplies for going to conventions lol!!

  4. This is soooo great! Thank you so much! I bet it would look good in non-minky fabric too 🙂 Guess I’ll be trying that because my minky/fleece fabric is still at my parents after the move… 😀

  5. OMG! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome & creative patterns with us! This one is so adorable and I can’t wait to make a Squidly pouch! ❤

  6. Awww! It’s adorable! I have to make one now! THANK YOU!

  7. Do you think I could use buttons instead of a zipper by putting about 3 buttons on its back? I think it might work because I find it hard to buy the right sized zippers here. Love all your patterns!

    • I think that could work! You would likely have to extend the area for the zipper so you have enough fabric to fold under and make into buttonholes.
      And thank you for the kind words about my patterns! I’m glad you like them 😀

  8. I just LOVE this! Squid are so cool and I love how these look! I was worried when I saw the pictures that the contrast details were sewn on with an embroidery machine, so I was thrilled to find out that they’re actually just appliqué! I will be sharing this for sure on my social media and newsletter this week! Thank you so much, Lisa

  9. Thank you for this! My 8 year old who is obsessed with jellyfish thought a squid was also an amazing idea and we made him this today. He is in LOVE. Thank you for your amazing pattern!!

  10. So very cute. There is no pattern file for the eyes and tentacle suckers?

    • Sadly no :/ This is an older pattern that was done before I was able to create embroidery files. But if enough people ask for the embroidery files I’d be happy to take the time to make some!

  11. Thank you so much I love it.

  12. Hi! I saw this now and I know it’s old but it’s adorable! I’m going to make one as an actual pencil case, then make another and edit it to be a plush!

  13. This is the cutest thing!!! 😍
    Do you think you’ll ever sell them in your Etsy shop? I do t have the skill to make it well enough to really use, but I’d really love to have one.

    Either way, thank you for posting this! 😊

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