Sometime last school year I made this pencil case out of one of my uniform shirts that I never wore.
The buttons are straighter than they look in the picture.
I don't have a picture of the shirt before I started cutting it, sorry.
This pencil case definitely puts it to better use.
Here's the inside. I put a divider.
In the back, I sewed a couple of pockets for senior pictures (one for cap and gown pictures and one for casual pictures).
It's flimsy on its own, but it holds its shape when you actually put your writing utensils and pictures and stuff in it.
My friends were asking me to make them one (though I never did because they never actually gave me one of their shirts) and my teachers loved it too! QUICK TUTORIAL
I guess this tutorial was written assuming you already kind of had an idea of how to make it, but just needed a little assistance.
1.Cut this shape out. (measurements are up to you)
Sew red lines together, then green lines.
Picture Pockets: Cut your material to the size of the pink square. Sew along the blue lines.
2.I cut and sewed the top flap separately because it was the part with the crest.
It's this rectangle (same size of the large rectangle in the previous picture) with the sides and top sort of 'hemmed' in.
Sew the bottom blue line to the blue line the the first picture.
Divider: Make a rectangle that is the same size as the one from step 2. Hem the top. Sew bottom and sides along the orange lines.
3.Then I hand-sewed the buttons on, and a little piece of ribbon to create a sort of rouleau loop.