I think I just started a new hobby: sewing. I always thought that it was way too confusing, "How do people do it?" answer: simple, sign up to 4H (if you are still a kid that is;). That's how I learned! We made skirts (which I was able to sew the elastic the night of... woo- hoo!), then after I went camping, I made this... a CUTE pencil bag! Or a pencil box, but I don't think it's very box enough to say so.
and another of me holding it up. Just so you know, the ribbon switches/alternates sides (however you want to say that) on both sides.
I also used fabric glue to put some ribbon on it just in case the magnet plan didn't work. All in all, it only took me about a half hour to sew. Even though I had to change colors of thread and pick out the old one when it ran out. My news is: one, I learned how to work a sewing machine. Two, I made a skirt. Last but not least I made my own pencil "bag" with no help!
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