Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crayon Rolls

I wanted to make something practical, and still cute, for a few gifts this Christmas - and this incredibly quick and easy project was just the ticket! I use the following materials to make two crayon rolls. But you could easily make this with some large scraps in your stash.

You will need:
2 Fat Quarters (in contrasting or complementary colours)
30" of twill tape

Cut an 8"x21" piece from each fat quarter.

Fold your twill tape in half. Lay it on top of one piece of your material (right side facing up!) - about 2 1/4" from the top (or bottom).

Lay your second piece of material on top, matching all edges, right side facing down. Your twill tape will be sandwiched betwee your two pieces.
Pin your tap in place, and use a few other pins around the edges to keep everything together. Sew 1/4" around all edges, leaving a 3" opening on one of the short sides.

Reverse stitch over your twill tape once to help keep it secure.
Trim all four corners.
From your 3" opening that you've left, reach in and use the twill tape to help pull your piece right side out again.

Use a chopstick, or pencil to help push all the corners out. Iron all edges.
Fold up the bottom edge by 2 3/4" - this should bring your bottom edge in line with your twill tape.
Find the center and mark with a disappearing marker.
Measure from your centre point to the left and right in 1" increments. Draw a line at each increment. Pin in between lines.
Sew from top edge to bottom (back stitching at the top and bottom for security).
Trim all your strings.
Top stitch around all side and top edges (this will also close your 3" opening you used for turning).
Tie the ends of your twill tape into knots (otherwise they fray like crazy).
You're done!

Fill with crayons and give to you favourite little one.
And here is the other one with orange on the outside.


1 comment:

  1. So cute, I have always wanted to make a crayon roll, I will have to try it! Great tutorial!

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