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Handmade Gift Idea: Crayon Roll with Paper Pocket

Crayon Roll with Paper Pocket Tutorial
This little crayon roll can be a great stocking stuffer, present decor or party favor. They are fun, useful and easy to make, especially for a beginner!
Crayon Roll FabricMaterials:

Fabric- 100% Cotton is preferred
-6×15″ Main Pattern (tell the cut counter 6″ or 1/6th of a yard, that amount would be good for 2 crayon rolls)

-6×4″  Contrasting Fabric

-12″ Ribbon

Fold over the top of the fabric twice and press. Sew to hem it. Do this for both the main pattern and the contrasting fabric. These edges will be the tops of the crayon pockets and the paper pocket.
crayon roll hemmed edge
Next, place your contrasting pocket on the main fabric, about an inch from the top. You can pin it in place or just hold it.

Now sew your lines for crayon pockets. They need to be about 1/2″-3/4″ apart. Make sure to lock your stitches in at the top and bottom of each dividing line by going in reverse for a couple of stitches before continuing straight. Don’t sew the lines for each of the far sides, leave a little extra space because those sides will be folded into the hem.
crayon roll pocket lines
After all of your lines are sewn, trim all of your strings, on both the back and the front of your fabric.

Next, fold over the side edges by about 1/4″ and press them. After doing that you can fold the main fabric at the bottom of the crayon pockets and fold the top so that the top edge is tucked under the paper pocket by atleast a 1/2″. Also, add your ribbon, folded in half between the two edges of the fabric.
iron sides of crayon roll
folded crayon roll

Now you can finish up by sewing around the edges of the square. Try to stay close to the edge.
finished crayon roll
After sewing the edges you can trim your remaining strings and fill your pockets. The paper pocket is a perfect size of 1/4 sheets of paper. I sometimes like to use coloring page printables, like I did for my son’s Toy Story Party. You can find lots of free coloring pages here. When you print them, just use the setting 4-per-page. Paper and scrap paper still work fine! Kids can use their imagination for some fun!
crayon roll with paper
finished crayon rolls

Other DIY Kid’s Gift Ideas:
Decorated Knit Hats
Cloth Height Charts
DIY Toy Hammock

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  2. Wendy | Around My Family Table 09/30/2013 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make one of these…well, technically I want someone to just make one for me. LOL! Thank you for linking up to It’s a Mom Life…we’d love to have you back this week (starts tonight at 9pm EST).

  3. Erika @Musings SAHM 09/29/2013 at 1:00 pm

    I LOVE this idea. Lately my kids always want to bring crayons places, but it’s frustrating having them often get lost and broken. This would be perfect – and it looks fairly simple too.

    Thanks for linking up with It’s a Mom’s Life. I hope you’ll join us again this coming week (starting tomorrow evening!)

  4. Heather Feather 09/25/2013 at 2:23 pm

    What a great idea! This is now on my never ending to-do list!