To make this pouch, you need 6 bags, cleaned and dried, tape, thread and a 12 inch zipper. A sewing machine is a definate plus!
Tape together 3 bags for each side. Taping is not necessary but when I didn't do it, the bag was wrinkled.
You should have this.
Sew bags together on sewing machine. I sew on the top, since it looks better. Straight stitch.
Place the zipper on one of the sides. Zipper face down to the right side of the bag.
I tape the zipper down and unzip to make it easier to sew. Use the zipper foot on your machine. Sew along one side. Starting and stopping about 1/2 inch from the ends, so the sides are easier to sew.
Flip the zipper over and top stitch.
Rpeat on the otherside. Place other side on top, tape and sew, then top stitch.
You should have this now
Fold together with wrong sides matching.
Tuck in the zipper ends.
Sew the three nonzippered sides together. Put regular sewing foot back on machine. Don't forget to back stitch beginning and end! Snip threads.
Place pencils in side and take to school. Ace all your tests and have fun at recess!
Hope this makes sense, I tried to make it basic so even beginners could give this a try. I did not invent or think of this pencil bag. I just saw similar ones and wanted to inspire others to try it.