Monday, April 2, 2012

Under A Hour Crayon Case

I have been frantically trying to catch up with all the cooking, cleaning, and Easter festivities. I have been making very good progress on the Easter basket goodies for my daughter. The first item I made her was a crayon carrying case. Since I was short on time I came up with an hour version. I think when I have some more time I will come up with one that has a velcro closing strap.

I made the entire case out of scraps, felt and cotton. I actually cut the crayon holder parts the wrong size when I made it but I have corrected the dimensions in this post.

Cut two (one for interior and one for exterior) of size 8 inches wide by 10 inches height. For the pockets you will need one of size 5 inches by 5 inches and two of size 5 inches wide by 3 inches in height.

To form your pockets serger all four sides. Then fold down the top 1/4 inch and sew the flap down. You will do this for all three pockets.

Next lay your pockets on your interior piece and pin in place as shown above. Then sew them down on both sides. To make the crayon holders, use a fabric pen to make lines at one inch intervals. Sew your lines following the marks you made. Make sure to add a couple of reverse stitches at the top of the pocket. Place your interior and exterior fabric right sides together and pin. Sew along the border using a 1/2 inch seam allowance leaving a three inch opening. Trim the corners and turn your case right side out. Sew along the border using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.

This case will fold up very compact. It holds a planner size coloring book and eight crayons.

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