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Crayon Roll Tutorial


For the past 12 years I've taught sewing to kids and adults alike.

One thing that is always the same is that new students struggle to get their lines straight right from the beginning.

It can be frustrating but the best way to get better, is PRACTICE.
Organize those crayons with this simple fabric crayon holder tutorial and free PDF sewing pattern.
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That is why this fabric crayon holder is the perfect beginner sewing project.


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 free Sewing 101 Course.  

fabric crayon holder


I've had countless sewing students sew up a simple crayon roll or pencil roll case.  Not only are they useful, but they can really help you get down sewing in a straight line.

I've seen the improvement with my own eyes.

Crayon Roll Tutorial and Free Pattern

You can follow the tutorial here, or you can download the free tutorial in PDF pattern from our Free Resource Library.


Fabric Crayon Holder Tutorial

Materials Needed
3 contrasting fat quarters - I love the fabric at Fat Quarters Shop
10" of ribbon
thread
FREE PDF pattern


Make sure to check out our how to video in the post, but you'll need to turn off any ad blockers to see it.



PATTERN HACK
This pattern can be easily adapted to make a larger size for a pencil roll case.  Just increase your measurement to 10 x 12" and follow the outlined tutorial below.

fabric crayon holder

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

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".  You should have 12 lines.


pencil roll case

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.


pencil roll case

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


Crayon Roll

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

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


Crayon Roll


It is as simple as that.  This is a great project to do after you've done Paper Sewing.  


fabric crayon holder




You learned to turn corners and sew straight lines.  That is all this project is.  Straight lines and corners.  


Such a simple fabric crayon holder and useful too!

Organize those crayons with this simple fabric crayon holder tutorial and free PDF sewing pattern.





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