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Robot Zipper Mouth Pencil Case {boy version}


Did you see the Pencil Case I made for Elli the other day? 

Yep, it’s all ready for kindergarten. 



Once Connor saw that cutesy little pink Pencil Case……he wanted me to make him one too.  But he told me, “no bow!”  Absolutely…’ve got it kiddo! :) 


I could have made a little monster-ish one for Connor as well……but decided to go the robot route instead.  (Which could totally work for girls too!


Because what’s cuter than a little homemade Robot Pencil Case?  Not much.




And yes, he opens his little mouth up too…..and gobbles up pencils (or crayons, markers, glue sticks, etc).





Yep, they all fit inside.  Just right.  (Finished pencil case measures 9 x 6 inches.)




But, let’s be real……my little 4 year old Connor will try and shove other little treasures inside of there too.  I just know it.



Do what you want little buddy……it’s all yours!


Would you like to make a little Robot Pencil Case?


In case you missed it, here’s the girl version of the pencil case.  Use that tutorial for putting the case together……and then I’ll  show you the robot differences below.  (And by the way, these bright vivid vinyl colors were found at Joann Fabric, on big rolls in the upholstery fabric section.  But remember, re-purposing old purses, handbags, accessories works great too!!)


To begin, instead of cutting 2 oval shapes of vinyl like the girl version, I cut 2 rectangle pieces of vinyl that were 9.5 x 6.5 inches. 


Then, I added my zipper just like the link above (but this opening is about 1.75 inches from the bottom edge and measures 7 inches wide by 1/2 inch tall).  Then I cut some pieces of vinyl in different colors to create the knob on top, the squares on the side, and then the eye background section in the middle. 


The orange pieces on top and on the sides were made with two pieces and sewn together (with “wrong” sides together, along 3 sides), to make them more sturdy…..and so that you wouldn’t see the “wrong” side of the vinyl when you turn the pencil case over to the back.


Then, match up the raw edges of the extra pieces with the raw edges of the robot face.  Sew them in place, using an 1/8 inch seam allowance.  Then add some button eyes to the center.


If desired, move the little pieces of orange vinyl (or whatever color you use for those knobby things) and hand sew some buttons in place… know, to look like little knobs, lights, or controls of some sort.  You know, robot stuff!



Then sew the front and back together and finish off just like the original tutorial.


And that’s it. 


Boys can have cute pencil cases too!



Enjoy your weekend!




Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Robot zipper mouth pencil case {boy version}
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  1. حدیث says:

    خیلی عالیه ممنوووووووون

  2. Pencil Case says:

    I love this post. very cute pencil case. I want this. Thanks for sharing important post with us.

  3. Regina says:

    So cute and adorable…u make it look so simple for the sewing challenged lol

  4. Katie says:

    such a cute idea! my boys would LOVE this!

  5. Anna says:

    I love the way it turned out! Love the colors!

  6. Inventory Clerks London says:

    It’s so adorable – really a very creative idea. Kids will love it :)

  7. Meghan says:

    Love, love, love it!

  8. Erin says:

    Did you see that your original inspiration from target was featured in this week’s people magazine? You are so fashion forward! I saw it and thought of you. Love reading your blog!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The best!

  10. Caitlin at Household 6 says:

    I wanted you to know that I have chosen you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can see the details about your nomination on my blog, Household 6. If you accept the award please note there are rules: 1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post. 2) Share 7 interesting things about yourself. 3) Nominate 7 bloggers you admire. 4) Leave a comment on each of the blog’s letting them know they have been nominated.

  11. Andrea says:

    Okay! I love it! Off to find an old purse!

  12. Anonymous says:

    thats just as good as the first one! well done!

  13. shas says:


  14. Andrea from TheTrainToCrazy says:

    So cute Ashley! Love them both!

  15. palak says:

    This is so cute! I have to say… you have the best buttons!

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