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« on: August 25, 2008 06:28:03 AM »

Another little girl in our playgroup had one her grandma made her, I couldn't find a pattern for a small one anywhere so I came up with this





It fits 8 crayons and a small tablet or coloring book. They are wonderful for places we end up having to wait, and for shopping.

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first, cut 2 pieces of 6.5 by 6.5 from your main fabric, 2 from your lining fabric, one from pocket fabric (for mine it was the same as main here) and 2 from fusible interfacing, med to craft weight, whatever you have on hand, then a strip of 2 or 2.5 (2.5 is a little wider for the handle) for the handle.




fold and press the pocket fabric.



then take the handle fabric, wrong sides together fold in half and press, then fold the ends to the center and press




press it all together so the ends are hidden



stich up the side using the smallest seam allowance you can. Then cut down to 2 9 inch handles.

fuse the interfacing to the main fabric. This gives it a little more strength to carry the crayon weight.

Then place the pocket fabric over the front panel.

take a ruler and for standard crayons, make end marks at 1 inch, then the rest at .75. you should have 8. leaving the extra quarter inch at the end is for the seam allowance, so use your quarter inch foot for this project!



Then follow your marks, extend a little over the flap, backstitch for strength.

an inch and a half in, add your handles to front and back of bag.



the seam bag together, also seam lining.



turn bag inside out, put in lining so right sides are together. you are going to sew together, leaving a space between the handles in the back for turning.





turn out and top stitch around the top of the bag and you're done!


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 07:25:57 AM »

I really like this. You did a really nice job, and it was so nice of you to provide a tute.  I have been designing one that will be bigger.  It will hold a full size coloring book and quite a few crayons.  I haven't actually started sewing it yet, still trying to determie the amount of crayon pockets and which way I want it to lay.  Not much crafting right now with getting one daughter back to college, the other ready for her last year of high school and working full time.  Not enough hours in the day.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 09:39:23 AM »

that's so cute!  i wish i'd had something like that when i was little...(ok, so maybe i still kinda want it  Cheesy)
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 10:03:39 AM »

Very cute - can't wait to try one myself!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 11:08:16 AM »

Cute!  Thanks for the tute! 
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008 11:13:17 AM »

Thank you for the instructions! I'm definitely making my son one of these!! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008 11:30:06 AM »

I love the monkey fabric!!..lol...they should totally do this on blues clues...jajajaja...
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008 12:12:44 PM »

That is a really cute idea. I love the sock monkey fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008 02:27:50 PM »

I love this kind of thing for little kids!  Great idea.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008 03:09:36 PM »

my grand kids would love this, I could do one that holds pencils pens and a pad for the older one...he loves to write words and numbers...Thanks for the tute
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