Handmade Crayon Rolls w/Tutorial

12.01.2009

Crayon Rolls

I have been wanting to make one of these forever it seems and just either never made the time for it, wasn't confident enough in my sewing machine skills or didn't think I'd have the patience to get it right. Last night was apparently the night that I decided to take on my sewing machine and give it a go...one of these will be a stocking stuffer for Zoey and the others will be a little gift that she can give as a holiday gift to some of her special friends.

Crayon Rolls

I ended up making two last night and then two again early this morning. The great thing was that I had this cute fabric stashed away in my closet so I didn't even need to go out and make a purchase (other than the fresh, new crayons that is) to create this project!

Crayon Rolls

If you look closely, you'll see that my stitching is far from being perfect...but please remember that this is the first ever completed project using fabric alone that I've used my sewing machine for! I am so proud!!!

Crayon Rolls

There are many, many, many tutorials out there on the web for this project but I found my favorite to be this one by Chocolate on My Cranium. I like that you can't see the stitch lines on the outside of the crayon roll using her tutorial (some have you stitch through all three layers of your fabric).

Super fun project! If you decide to make some for yourself be sure to link them up here so I can see them! =)

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Lisa said...

You see, this is why I need to learn to sew.

Bethany said...

oh that is super cute!!! i think ur first sewing project came our fabulous!!! i love it!!! AND I think I am gonna copy it!!! i have never completed an entire sewing project with fabric either -- so, I am not all that confident BUT i am have high hopes! LOL!!! & those are so neat (& my 2 & 3 year olds would love them SOOO much) that its worth a try!!
thanks for the fab idea & inspiration!!! woohoo!!! cant wait to get going on this now!!! but i DO need some fabric! darn! LOL

Nicole said...

well, how cute is THIS?! absolutely adorable...what an awesome gift!!

missusem said...

What a lovely project! Well done!

Misty said...

I knew you could do it! They look great! The perfect starter project, right? Well done.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

The orange plaid fabric is stunning. I LOVE it!

ellen s. said...

oh wowzers what a cool project! love it... i use to live 1/2 hr from the Crayola factory and it is amazing...this is brilliant!

Christina said...

Awesome job! They are so cute!

vtpuggirl said...

Just adorable!

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

awesome project! love this and the color of fabric is perfect!

Lydia said...

Ok that is sucha groovy gift idea love it!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, those are great and oh how I love the colors and fabrics you used for them.

Lisa Andrews said...

These turned out so well! Love the bright, happy colors and your button and ribbon touches.

Michelle Lanning said...

I have been wanting to make those too! I think they would be cute friend gifts --- you have inspired me!

lisa dickinson said...

You mean I can use my machine for something other than stitching on paper?!? no way! :P

Vee said...

super cute!!

barbara graves wilson said...

I think there very nice.. i also sew but wanted to know do u have a pattern for this or can you sell me one.. thanks.. i love them and they have great color.. I'm proud of you also... keep the great work on the blog coming....