crayon roll tutorial.

12 December 2008

i whipped up a few of these for my niece & nephews.
thought yall might wanna join in.
i'll be giving these crayon rolls {plus sketch pads} to them for christmas.
takes less than an it makes for a quick gift.


you'll need:
one 7 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle for pocket. {doodle print.}
one 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle for cover. {doodle print.}
one 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle for lining. {purple print.}
one 2 1/2" x 42" for binding {purple print.}
one 1 1/2" x 42" for tie {purple print.}

WRONG side inside, fold & press 7 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle in half lengthwise.
{to make 3 3/4" x 12 1/2" pocket rectangle.}

6 1/2" x 12 1/2" cover rectangle WRONG side up
6 1/2" x 12 1/2" batting rectangle
6 1/2" x 12 1/2" lining rectangle RIGHT side up
pocket rectangle.

pin layers together.
{i purposely laid those fabrics in the 1st pic wonky: some people need visual examples.}

quilt using straight lines beginning 1 1/4" from short edge.
continue quilting straight lines at 1" wide intervals across surface of roll.
leave 1 1/4" quilted along opposite edge.
{this will make enough slots for 12 crayons.}

to make tie:
fold & press 1 1/2" x 42" srip in half lengthwise.
WRONG side inside.
open strip and press long edges to center fold line.
topstitch 1/8" from folded edges.
knot each end of tie.
trim excess fabric at an angle to prevent raveling.

fold tie in half.
pin center of tie to lining side of roll, aligned to the edge.
stitch in place.

make sure to keep tie ends free from stitching.

and viola.
you have a crayon roll.

if there are any questions...ask em.
i'll answer them in the comments.

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Pat said...

Cute...cute...CUTE!!! Thanks for the great tutorial, too. I had once made bags with crayon pockets and they held the coloring books, too. I bought a pattern to do that. This is much simpler and cuter, too, in my opinion and I think the crayons would stay secured better with the roll and tie method than they did in the outer pockets of the bags I made.

Val said...

Darling!! I made my granddaughter a crayon tote for Christmas but just might have to make this too! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. I'll bet Pat made the same thing I made. Bummer, hope the crayons aren't falling out, ha.

Leah said...

hey thats so cute! thanks for sharing the tutorial! happy holidays, have fun at your familys house.



Oh I am so Stoked.. I wanted to make one of these for ever... What a perfect tutorial...

Anonymous said...

I have made quite a few of these in the past and gave as gifts with a matching bag for a coloring book...They go over real well...

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