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.
3 contrasting fat quarters
10" of ribbon
Cut out 3 of the pattern pieces that are 6" x 12" or use the free pattern here.
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.
Using a fabric pen and a ruler, draw lines on fabric 2 about every 1 ½”. You should have 12 lines.
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.
Fold ribbon in half, place folded edge of ribbon on the short raw edge of the fabric. Pin in place.
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.
Making sure not to sew your opening, sew around the outer edge of your fabric. Make sure to backstitch. Cut your corners.
Turn right side out through the opening and poke your corners so they are square.
Press flat. Topstitch around the entire project. Fill with crayons or pencils and you’re done!!