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Pencil Pouches for Youth! Take-Home Craft-with-a- Cause

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Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested
Pencil Pouches

With nearly 70,000 students in the Granite School District returning to classrooms amidst COVID-19 and financial challenges, school supplies are in dire need. Join Clever Octopus in meeting a call for pencil pouches and help make them with a take-home kit featuring our quality scrap material from fashion lines and textile businesses! Completed pouches will be donated to our school partners.

What: Each take-home kit includes instructions with pictures, pre-cut fabric, and spools of thread to craft 20 pencil pouches that take between 5-10 min each to sew! Total Kit time length: between 1-2 hours

Who: We seek craft-savvy folks of any sewing skill level to support this project! Basic sewing machine skills required.

When : Starting July 2021 until the end of October. This initiative is part of our Craft-with-a-Cause , a program to support our community utilizing our reclaimed materials.

Where: This is a take-home kit that you can complete at your own leisure

Equipment Requirements: Participants are encouraged to use a sewing machine. If in need of machine access, you are welcome to schedule an appointment and to operate any of the machines we have at our shop!

How to Participate: Sign up via email through and schedule a day and time to pick up a kit.

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About Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center


2250 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, US

Mission Statement

Clever Octopus Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and environmental awareness through art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Our multi­tentacled approach includes the Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center and the Octopod mobile outreach vehicle.


The Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center is a retail shop for high-quality art materials and industrial offcuts donated to us by local businesses, companies, industries, labs, and the public. We leverage the value of resources originally fated for the landfill and donate or resell these materials at affordable prices back to the community to creatively reimagine the purpose and value of these goods. In addition to offering a warehouse wonderland, we also design curricula and hands-on kits through our youth and adult education services featuring reclaimed craft supplies from our shop.

The Octopod mobile outreach vehicle is a fully equipped mobile classroom, stocked with a plethora of materials for creative exploration and staffed by Clever Octopus’ artists. The Octopod will host classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond when it visits schools, adult care facilities, residential treatment centers, community outreach programs, community festivals, and private events.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Sewing


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • 5-10 minutes per pouch. Each kit consists of materials to make 20 pouches. 1-2 hours total.
  • Sewing machine and scissors

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