Pencil Pouch Gone Wrong

As a classroom teacher, I use to supply my students with new pencils every week.
I would arrive an hour early each day to prepare for my class, and this included sharpening pencils.
The children loved the sharpened pencils.
Some brought their own, and they were very proud of their own pencils.
I bought some personalized pencils for my granddaughter and I thought I would make a pencil pouch.
I found this pencil pattern on pinterest.
After a lot of work trying to get a zipper in, I finally had a finished product.
Too bad I didn’t compare the pattern measurements to the size of the pencils!
After sewing a half-inch seam all around, the bag is a bit short and the pencils do not fit.
Oh well, my granddaughter now has a coin purse instead.
I think I will try to make a sleeve for the pencils.

I pieced and quilted the front with her school and her name.