This zippered pen and pencil case is another find from Target. It’s from their Threshold line and I found in with the office supplies and binders. The case is made from a heavy-duty canvas with a deep indigo color and casual dot pattern. It has one large zipper pocket for storing tools and then a smaller pocket on the front of the case for smaller trinkets.The inside is lined with a dark navy nylon and despite the rustic look, the zipper is nicely finished on the end. Its a really nice case for not much money.
The case measure about 6×9″ which makes it suitable for an A5 sized notebook or larger. It would probably fit most snugly over a letter-sized binder or notebook but the biggest notebook I could find was my Quo Vadis Habana and its covered the cover almost completely and the elastic was tight enough to be functional. This would be the perfect case for a conference or a day of meetings. It provides plenty of space to carry tools but stays secure to your notebook.
On the back of the case is a matching elastic running across the length of the case. I immediately realized that the case could be looped over the cover of a notebook.
The case comfortably held a dozen or more tools. It’s defintiely long enough to hold a freshly sharpened pencil (even a Blackwing with giant eraser ferrule!) as well as most other writing tools. I tucked an eraser and a small hand sharpener in the front pocket. I was hoping the front pocket would be long enough to store an iPhone but it was a bit too short. It would hold small cards like an ID or business cards though. I was able to stick my phone in the larger pocket with my pens though with no problem.
The case cost $7.99 and is available for purchase on the Target web site.
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I was wondering how long ago you found this because it’s not on the Target website any longer.
I found it a couple weeks ago, around the first of January. And it was on their site when I wrote the post earlier this week. How annoying! Sorry to tempt without a way to acquire. Can I send you mine?
That is so kind of you, but I would feel bad taking yours – then you won’t have one!
I’ve seen a similar one at Target (& thought of you because it is green) but it was more of a Greek key design & one with similar dots, although in green! I saw the elastic but never thought of putting it on a notebook. Genius.