Roll Up Crayon Case Tutorial


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Make Your Own Roll Up Crayon Case

How to sew a rolled crayon case for toddlers

My toddler loves to draw but with crayons rolling off all over the place every time, I decided it was a good idea to make something to keep them in, so made a roll up crayon case. This is how:

What you will need:

2 x pieces of cotton and 1 x stiff interfacing (I used iron on). You may want to lay your crayons out to decide on your size, but A4 is a pretty good starting point. I would also recommend a pattern that wont show up lots of little crayon marks easily as an inside material.

Some elastic ribbon - amount needed will depend on your case size, amount of crayons and the size of the crayons, but a meter should be more than plenty.

A button. I made my own in matching material.

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics cotton interfacing

Attach the interfacing first to the inner fabric, then line up the crayons and pin the elastic ribbon over them. I made it so the ribbon was tight but not pulling the fabric.

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics pinning elastic ribbon

Remove the crayons and stitch the elastic down in to place.

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics sewing elastic ribbon 1

Next, put the 2 cottons right-sides together and sew around all but 3 inches on the centre of one of the short sides. Clip the corners so that when you turn it right side out, they will lie flat.

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics quarter inch seam

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics turn inside out

Turn right side out and fold the open section over in line with the rest of the stitching. Pop a loop of about 10cm elastic ribbon so the ends are tucked into the opening.

Top stitch all the way around making sure to catch the ends of your elastic.

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics top stitching

Pop your crayons in, then roll it up to decide where you need to place a button for the loop of elastic to hold your crayons comfortably. I made my own cloth button using the same material as the inner cotton.

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics finished

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics rolled finished

Sew on your button then pass it to a little person!

Crayons roll up case Tutorial Sewing Bee Fabrics playing

We hope you enjoy our tutorials and love hearing what you think so please leave us a comment or send me an email to linda@sewingbeefabrics.co.uk

Happy Sewing!


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