Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Crayon Roll Tutorial

Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

I am sure you have seen TONS of Crayon Roll Tutorials.  However, I wanted to share one here on the blog as part of our Sewing 101 Series.  This is really a great beginner project for adults and kids alike.  It used to be one of the projects my sewing school students did.  They enjoyed it and used them a lot.  I know we use ours at church and when we travel.  You can follow the tutorial here, or you can download the free tutorial in PDF form HERE.

Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

Materials Needed
3 contrasting fat quarters
10" of ribbon
thread


Step 1
Cut out 3 of the pattern pieces that are 6" x 12" or use the free pattern here.

Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

Step 2
Place piece 1 right side up on the table.  Take piece 2 and fold it in half lengthwise with the right side facing out.  Place piece 2 on top of piece 1, matching the raw edges.  Pin in place.  Stitch down the bottom length of the crayon roll.


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT   Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT


Step 3
Using a fabric pen and a ruler, draw lines on fabric 2 about every 1 ½”.  You should have 12 lines.


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

Step 4
Stitch over the lines that are drawn.  Begin on the raw edge and sew to the top edge of the shorter fabric.  Cut threads and repeat with each line.


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT   Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT


Step 5
Fold ribbon in half, place folded edge of  ribbon on the short raw edge of the fabric.  Pin in place.


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

Step 6
With right sides together, place piece 3 on top of pieces 1 & 2.  Pin in place.  Mark a 1 ½” opening in the middle of the short side that does not have the ribbon on it.


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

Step 7
Making sure not to sew your opening, sew around the outer edge of your fabric.  Make sure to backstitch. Cut your corners.  


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT      Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT


Step 8
Turn right side out through the opening and poke your corners so they are square.
Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT

Step 9
Press flat.  Topstitch around the entire project.  Fill with crayons or pencils and you’re done!!


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT


It is as simple as that.  This is a great project to do after you've done Paper Sewing.  You learned to turn corners and sew straight lines.  That is all this project is.  Straight lines and corners.  So simple but useful too!


Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern by GYCT



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