Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crayon Roll: A Sewing Tutorial

I wanted to make Kaylee a crayon roll and was having trouble finding an easy to follow tutorial.  I kind of winged it for the first one and then once I figured it out, I decided to make a second one and try to do a tutorial incase any of you were wanting to try one. :)

Here is how my crayon roll turned out.

To make this, I started with 3 pieces of material that were 18 inches wide x 6 inches high.  Two pieces will be matching for the front and back and one piece different for the pockets.  Once you have your materials selected, you need to fold the inside pocket piece in half and lay it on the inside piece of fabric showing the design.  You will need to pin this in place or use a piece of wonder tape, etc to hold the material in place.

You will need to make a space for each crayon pocket 1 inch apart and then stitch the pockets.  You should have 16 pockets. 

Now, you are ready to add your ribbon.  You will need to stitch ribbon to the center of one end of the roll.  Make sure your ribbon does not have the design showing and you have folded it in half.  This ribbon will be used to tie the crayon roll up.
Now, you need to lay your other piece of outside fabric on top of this piece so that the designs are facing each other.  Then, pin this together and sew around the edges.  Leave a small hole on one end so you will be able to turn your crayon roll inside out.

Now, I used the ribbon to pull mine inside out.  Once it is turned inside out, you can then stitch up the hole you left and topstitch around the top of the crayon roll also.

Now, your finished crayon roll is ready to add 16 crayons to the pockets and roll it up. 


Rhonda Emery said...

very cute and this would be great on a long car trip. great job tfs.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Such a great idea. I might try this one out and see if it comes out as great as yours. TFS!

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Love That Bug said...

This is super cute, I love it

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I really want to learn how to make one of these. Adorable. :)

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Lisa said...

This makes me want to get back into sewing.