Crayon Roll~My Take on these little life-savers!

How about another handmade gift idea?

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I thought I’d give these little crayon rolls a try just in time for Christmas gift giving! The best tutorial I’ve found, and I’ve looked at a hundred, is at Skip To My Lou. I give all credit where it is due as I followed that tutorial almost exactly except I used Heat & Bond Vinyl.

Here’s my take…

You need 3 coordinating fabrics:

*2 pieces of fabric 5 x 16  1/2 .(For the inside & outside)

*1 piece fabric 6 x 16 1/2 -folded in half and ironed. (This is for the pocket)

* 1 piece of lightweight fusible  interfacing 5 x 16  1/2

* Ric-Rac Trim

* Ribbon for tie

* Heat & Bond Vinyl 5 x16  1/2



Iron on the interfacing to wrong side of the inside fabric.

Follow instructions and iron the vinyl to the right side of the inside piece of fabric.


Pin the pocket piece onto the inside piece of fabric. Starting 1  1/4 inch from the edge of pocket piece, mark and then sew lines 1 inch apart, back stitching at the top to reinforce.

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Pin ric rack around entire inside piece. Now sew the ric rack on.


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Sew inside to outside piece. Right sides together. Leave an opening to turn right side out…the turning can be tricky. Hang in there and just do it!

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When it’s right side out you’ll need to iron your fabric. Be careful not to get the hot iron on the vinyl. Iron the opening closed, it’ll help when you top-stitch it closed!

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Top stitch around edges and closing the opening while you’re at it! Add crayons!

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Many thanks to Skip to My Lou I love that website to the moon and back!

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Do you know a wee-one who might like one of these? They are life savers when we’re eating out with our granddaughter Ellie~



  1. This would be perfect to have in my purse when I take my granddaughter for lunch!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. the sweetest thing happened to me today…i found your blog…delightful

  3. Kelley Zisser says:

    I love those how cute!! Are you selling them??

  4. If ever there were someone destined for their own Etsy shop it would be you Robin! Utterly adorable and so functional too.

    Love and prayers,
    .-= Vicky´s last blog ..Being thankful in everything even pink vomit =-.

  5. Pinky says:

    I agree that you should have an Etsy shop! These are so cute, WAAAY too complicated for me:):) You are super talented and creative!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  6. Julie Garmon says:

    I think I want one for myself so I can behave during waiting time at restaurants, doctor’s visits, and whatnot. SO cute, Robin.

  7. This is so great! I have yet to make crayon rolls but I really want to now. I love that it has 3 different fabrics that are vinyl coated and rick rack! Super cute. Visiting from Fabric Tuesday.
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..Vintage fabric pillows =-.

  8. crayon rolls m,ake awesome gifts…i have never seen one done with the vinyl…great idea. thanks for sharing
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..33 Days to Go!!! =-.

  9. What a great idea! I just used my first iron on vinyl yesterday. Loved it!

  10. Awesome idea and I know a few little ones who would just love these. Hoping to squeeze in time to try one. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..The NOT-SEW Blues =-.

  11. I have made a few crayola totes with the inserts for the crayons on the inside but I have not made a separate crayon holder. Maybe I need to try one.

    I love yours with the rick rack edging! Gorgeous!

  12. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff Linky Party!
    .-= Dana´s last blog ..Strut Your Stuff Party =-.

  13. i love crayon rolls too…my MIL made my kids all some. LOVE
    .-= myquiltstory´s last blog ..HST Quilt Tutorial part 2 =-.

  14. So cute – I love the fabric you found, I have yet to use the heat and bond vinyl. Nice.
    .-= Kim @ Cheap Chic Home´s last blog ..Fabric Fun Thursday No 23 =-.

  15. I love this! This is just too cute! I have plans on doing something similar for my nephews for Christmas. Such a great idea! I’m going to take your linky party button and, hopefully, if I remember to do it, I will link up some of my posts from last year.
    .-= Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions´s last blog ..Goodwill Lamp Updated =-.

  16. I love the paperdoll fabric that you used! And the polka dot fabric matches so perfectly. It’s a great project :)

  17. Brenda says:

    I ran across your tutorial today and am interested in whether or not you would be interested in selling one of these lovely crayon holders.

    • Robin says:

      Brenda…I’m sorry Sweetie I don’t have time to make them! But there are a hundred people who sell them on etsy! Just google!!!


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