I have been looking for a crayon roll/holder tutorial but can’t seem to find one. I have found plenty of these little holders for sale but no directions. So here is my version. And if anyone finds/has other instructions, let me know and we can link them.
**These instructions were created for my daughter’s long erasable crayons that are almost twice as long as a standard crayon. It will also fit pencils, pens and colored pencils. If you want one for regular crayons, keep in mind that you’ll need to make the height measurements a bit smaller.
- 2 pieces of fabric – 14 x 21 and 8 x 21 (inches)
- 1 piece of ribbon – 20 inches long, give or take.
- Matching thread
Then fold the other half of the larger piece over the smaller piece that you just attached…… and pin it along the long edge and the 2 sides. (You’ll be folding it temporarily in half right where you previously ironed the fold on the big piece, but the opposite way.) So now you have 4 raw edges pinned all together.
Turn it right side out and iron it flat. Now sew around the entire thing, very close to the edge.
Now you’ll need to pin or mark where you’ll be sewing lines for each crayon compartment. Measure the length of the crayon roll and divide it by how many compartments you’ll need. I wanted 16 slots (15 seams), so I measured and pinned accordingly. You might have to adjust the marks after you have them all in…….if you’re anything like me. Definitely wasn’t perfect the first time. :o)
Sew each line just until the edge of the top piece.
(***Now, after I finished…..I realized some people might not want to see all of those lines on the back, after it’s all rolled up. I don’t mind them at all but if you don’t like them………sew all of your compartment lines before sewing up all the 3 edges together and turning it right side out. Make sense?)
Lastly, turn the crayon roll over and pin the ribbon to the back. Line it up to be sewn with the seam of the last compartment. Don’t sew in the middle of a compartment…….or you won’t be able to slide your crayon in there.
Now let your little one have at it. Half the fun for toddlers is sliding the crayons in and out. Hey, whatever works. Keeps them busy.