|Looks deceptively professional? No, this came from an old school bag which I recycled.|
I cut out the good side, sew on the trimmings so that the sides don't fray, and gave it a new life as a sketching tool case. You can buy better looking cases out there but I prefer to customise mine for my own needs.
|Not much to look at but it serves me well.|
It is not difficult if you know how to use a sewing machine. As you can see, I used the regular straight stitch to sew the case and then applied overlapping zigzag stitches to sew the compartments for the brushes. I fixed a strip of velcro so that the cover of the case can be closed to prevent the brushes from sliding out when moving about.
|Zigzag stitch features are available in most sewing machine options. |
If you dont have this feature, you can also use a straight stitch.
Because of the size of my sketching tool case (slightly smaller than A4 when folded), I could only fit five compartments for the brushes, pencils, and pens. You can make more as you wish. I have also created a small compartment to fit my Winsor and Newton watercolour field set.
|A compartment for my Winsor and Newton field set|
Try making one from old bags and recycle.