Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Crayon Rolls

We have got a couple of birthday parties coming up and I have seen crayon rolls on the web. I thought I would see how easy they are to make. I love the idea of having a portable case which I wouldn't be ashamed of pulling out of my bag. They look a bit more stylish than what is lurking in my bag which is a clear plastic food bag! Eeek! So here is how I got on....

After a bit of web searching for tutorials and some slight tweaking, I came up with a method that suited me.

I wanted to fit approximately 15 crayons into each one and have an elastic & button fastening.

The first one I made was for little boy from nursery for his 3rd birthday. 

The fabric is from Fabric Shoppe on Etsy. Jody stocks some fantastic fabrics. These two prints are from Robert Kaufman and were part of a Christmas fat quarter bundle.

After I made that one I just had to make one for myself (naturally) and spent the evening sorting out fabrics and cutting everything out. I find that it is far easier to do the cutting out the evening before I start a project. There are no children to distract me and I make less mistakes!

Once I had paired everything up (two strips of main fabric and one of contrast) I grouped everything together with some wadding and pressed everything ready.
I made one for my daughter and made the rest for my Etsy shop.

I even tried one with piping, which I really like the look of. 
Piping makes everything look better doesn't it?!

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