So, my little babies that I smother with kisses all day long, are turning 2 tomorrow! I can’t believe it! It has gone so darn fast. I am a bit baby hungry but the hubby isn’t jumping on the bandwagon! So I will just continue enjoying these little tornados as long as I can.
Because Christmas was just around the corner, they really don’t need anything. They are spoiled rotten from us, Santa, Grandmas and Grandpas and more. Plus they have all the hand-me-downs from when Zane was younger. Instead I decided to make them a little something.
Crayon Rolls have been floating around the blog world for years but I have never got around to making one. Zane isn’t much for coloring so I never felt the need but church has been getting a little nuts lately and I need another trick up my sleeve. Coloring may just do the trick for a bit.
Supplies needed are: (2) pieces of fabric measuring 6 inches by 20 inches, (2) pieces of fabric measuring 3 1/2 inches by 20 inches, (1) piece of iron on interfacing measuring 6 inches by 20 inches, and (4) pieces of ribbon measuring 12 inches each.
Start by ironing the interfacing onto the back of one of the 6 inch by 20 inch pieces.
Next put the two smaller pieces of fabric good side to good side and pin together. Sew a seam down each long side.
Turn inside out and iron. Then sew a seam along only the top side.
Next you will pin this to the good side of the piece of fabric with the interfacing. This will make your pocket for the crayons. Be sure to have the seam on pocket at the top. Put two pieces of ribbon together and pin about 2 inches down from the top with the majority of the length sticking into the fabric. Do the same at the bottom. I like to pull the ribbon straight and pin the ends down in the middle too. That way when you sew the seam all of the way around they definetly won’t get in the way.
Next lay the other large piece of fabric good side down on top and pin down.
Sew a seam all the way around leaving a small opening at the top so you can turn it inside out.
Turn it inside out. Be sure to watch out for all of the pins. I got poked quite a bit. Try to take them out before you turn it! 🙂 Once its turn right side out be sure to push the corners all the way out and then iron it.
Sew a seam all the way around making sure the small hole you left open is turned under and sewn.
At this point its basically done! You now just need to sew the small lines through the pockets for the crayons. I marked them an inch apart with straight pins and then just started sewing. This part took quite a while.
When you are done, add some crayons and roll it all up!! Happy Birthday to my Jace and Karissa! XOXO
Originally posted 2017-09-19 20:33:00.