Today CRAFT has a pattern podcast up for one of the cutest projects in our Zakka Sewing book - the Bunny Pencil Case! In Japan, people like to keep their things neat and tidy and a pencil case is perfect.
Small Make Up Bag Waterproof Fabric Case. Zip Pouch. Sewing Tutorial in Pictures. http://www.handmadiya.com/2015/11/how-to-make-toiletry-bag.html
*** This might be a good extra credit project for a teenager doing sewing in a Home Ec Class. - DIY Pencil Pouch Sewing Craft: Finished pencil pouch filled with pencils - Materials list & instructions included.