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Felt Crayon Holder

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These felt crayon holders were the party favors at my daughter’s birthday party.

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How To Make A Felt Crayon and Notepad Holder

Supplies

(I used the inexpensive craft felt found in 9″X12″ sheets at craft stores, often the size slightly varies. I found it okay to make minor adjustments by slightly stretching while sewing and cutting)

2 pieces 6″ X 12″ (lining, outside)

1 piece 3″ X 12″ (pocket)

1 – flower shape

1 – circle for center of flower

1 button with shank

1 – 12″ piece of ribbon

1 – 11″ piece of ribbon

8 -  Crayons

1 – 3″ X 5″ 80 Sheet Memo Pad

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Instructions

Sew ribbon to top of pocket piece. This ribbon will keep the felt from stretching when child places crayons and notepad in and out of the pockets.

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Place pocket piece on top of lining piece and mark fabric. I use a chalk marker filled with loose chalk. In the tip is a tiny metal wheel that neatly distributes the chalk. I have had it for years — it is a great tool!

Starting in the middle of the felt pocket, mark  1 5/8″ from the center then every 1″ to the side. The last space will be about 1 1/2″ (give or take, felt can stretch while sewing). Repeat on other side.  Really it only needs to be marked at the top. If making a bunch, use one as a template to mark the rest.

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Stitch from the center to the side, making sure to reinforce at top by back stitching at the top of each pocket seam. I found that the lining piece was often a bit longer at this point. trim side edges so they are even (I have not yet trimmed in the picture).

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Sew flower to top of outside felt piece. Insert 11″ ribbon 1/2″ into edge of flower before sewing around the petals. Sew flower center.

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Place  the outside and lining pieces wrong sides together, matching edges and trimming if needed. Using between a 1/4″ – 3/8″ seam (my seam was a tad wider than 1/4″), stitch all the way around the outside edge.

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Finish edges with pinking fabric shears.
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Sew button with a shank to the center of the flower. Place all items in the pockets, fold up and decide how long ribbon needs to be. Fold the end of ribbon (making about a 1″ loop) and stitch back and forth to secure. Trim any extra ribbon.

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You might be interested in these tutorials on how to make a crayon roll or a felt crayon roll.

Please check out my new e-book, “Gifts Kids Can Make.” You will find simple and useful gifts to make with your children —– a great way to spend time over the holiday break. The gifts are perfect for year round giving!



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