To make a smaller pouch or sleeve, pick up the pencil pouch and fold it in half using a mountain fold. This means to fold the top edge of the model down and away from you. Crease the top edge well.

Next, lift the top layer of the paper slightly to reveal the narrow band underneath it.

Tuck the flap you have lifted so it disappears under this narrow band.

You have now turned your pencil pouch into a smaller sleeve that is open at the top and with a special place at the bottom to write a name or message.

This is perfect for a few short pens or pencils, a thank you note or anything flat that will fit into this cute and compact sleeve.

Making origami accessible to visually impaired crafters through text instructions.

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Compiled by Lindy van der Merwe, December 2014

Revised: July 2021