When CoolPencilCase emailed me about their new reversible Sushi pencil cases I thought they were so cute and clever! Lucky for me, they sent one over so I can tell you if they’re as cool as they look online.
First off, it was really well packaged, in a sturdy box, and arrived in perfect condition. My first impression was that it was bigger than it looks online and really colourful.
The clever thing about these is you actually get two pencil cases attached together with velcro. They’re both really roomy so it would be great for school/college if you use different tools for classes. Me, I might keep drawing pencils in one and sewing supplies in the other.
But that’s not even the best bit! The top case is reversible so you can turn it inside out and change your sushi from egg to salmon (or tuna to squid, if you buy the other version). There are some really nice details too, especially the tiny soy sauce fish on the zipper.
At $18.85 (approx £11) this isn’t the cheapest pencil case out there, but considering you really get 3 pencil cases, and in such a fun design, it seems well worth the money. The fabric is thick and plushy and looks like it will last a good while too. Fancy one? Go buy from CoolPencilCase.
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Products were supplied by CoolPencilCase but the review contains my honest opinions and my own photos.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.