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    On a roll

    Posted by  ·  April 25, 2007

    To welcome my new niece home from China on Sunday, I whipped up a crayon roll. I wasn’t able to give it to her in person but my mom said she was mesmerized by all of the crayons and how they slip in their own pocket.


    I see these crayon “cozies” holders everywhere and they are easy to make. If you don’t want to have to figure out the measurements, here is a tutorial on how I made mine.

    I used two pieces of fabric 5 X 16 1/2 inches (for the outside and inside), one 6 X 16 1/2 inch piece of fabric folded in half lengthwise and pressed (for the pocket), one piece of lightweight fusible interfacing 5 X 16 1/2 inches, one package of ric rac trim, 30 inches of ribbon, one package of 16 count crayons.


    Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the 5 X 16 1/2 piece of fabric that you want to be on the inside.



    Line up the bottom edges of the folded piece and the piece with interfacing, pin together. Starting over from the edge 1 1/4 inches sew lines parallel with the edge starting from the top of the crayon pocket, back-stitching at the top to reinforce. Sew the lines one inch apart across the pocket. You will have 1 1/4 inches on each side.


    If you want to use ric rac, pin it around the edge as shown. Fold the ribbon in half and pin it on the edge. On the one I didn’t use ric rac I did a blanket stitch around the edge when finished.


    Pin remaining piece of 5 X 16 1/2 inch fabric right sides together with the pocket piece. Sew around edges with 1/4 inch seam. Leave about 3 inches across bottom for turning.


    Trim corners, turn, press and top stitch being careful to catch all layers of the opening to close.

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    Welcome home Faith! We are so happy to have you join our family! How very lucky we are indeed to have you!


    Looking for a simpler version of the crayon roll?  Try the felt crayon roll.

    Check out this new closure for the crayon roll

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      Love this idea..any printed directions
    2. Christina
      Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
      I think that this crayon roll is super cool and I like how the crayons have there own pocket and you can roll it up! The fun part is going to be sewing it but then putting the crayons in their own slips will be the BEST part. Instead of the boring crayon box that have the advertisement on it you could find some cool fabric you like and sew it together and make a roll with crayons in it! Remember 'Roll with it!'
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    4. mimi
      Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
      thanks great for bizarre at our church. I will be making the crayron roll and a colored pencil roll for the older crafters.. appreciate the sharing.
    5. jermaine
      Saturday, December 7th, 2013
      i just completed this crayon roll for my niece for christmas. the directions are well written and easy to follow. can't wait to put the crayons in and give it to her.
    6. Melissa
      Friday, July 19th, 2013
      Good info and very cute. I do have a question though, why the interfacing?(FTY- I am a novice sewer).
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      Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
      Dear Cindy,
      Thank you for the wonderful turorial. It's just the added extra project that I wanted to make for our China "sister" reunion group. All the families we traveled with still get together by arranging areas closer to one particular family each time. The girls love to see where each other lives!
      I made reversable totes with their names embroidered on them and packed them with a journal so they can write little notes to each other, sorta like an autograph/memory book but wanted something else useful for them and the crayon wrap is perfect. I'll probably alter the size to accomodate the retractable crayons or colored pencils since the girls are 8 years old and would probably enjoy those better.
      Thanks again and congrats on your little neice. Our beautiful daughter came to us in March 2006, not long before you were blessed with Faith.
      Sharon L. Copperthite
    9. Erica Cummins
      Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
      I love this easy to follow tutorial! I modified the measurements just a bit because I used a 24 pack of colored pencils. I made mine for an older child who prefers to use colored pencils for homework assignments, etc that require color. Thanks for the tutorial!
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      Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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    21. Tonia
      Sunday, August 5th, 2012
      Thank you so very much for this fantastic idea. I just finished sewing one for my daughter and am in love with it already.
    22. Friday, July 27th, 2012
      Love this cute crayon holder! I made a similar one (but much more rushed and much less attractive) on my blog and linked up to your post.
    23. Jeanne
      Friday, July 20th, 2012
      Thank you so much for your easy to follow tutorial. We will be visiting our son and his family soon. Our youngest granddaughter will be starting school next month so I was thrilled to find this. I was terrified to do the ric-rac, but it is such a nice touch. I basted it instead of pinning. Worked like a snap!
    24. Candy
      Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
      This project was super easy. I made mine just a bit bigger for my daughter who is a hair stylist, so she could carry her scissors and combs, and shavers. Now all the girls in her salon want one. Makes for great birthday gifts or Christmas presents for the girls!
    25. Michelle
      Sunday, July 8th, 2012
      I am no where near the kind of person that would sew unless my life depended on it...would this work with a glue gun? lol.. no seriously would it?
      These are so cute and would be great for my daughter in her school supply kit.
    26. Jennifer
      Sunday, June 10th, 2012
      I just got my first sewing machine and was looking for something not too intimidating to start with. This was perfect! Mine may not be as perfectly executed as yours, but it looks cute and works. Thanks!
    27. Monday, April 9th, 2012
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    29. Debbie
      Monday, February 20th, 2012
      This are great! All my little nieces and nephews will love this! What a great idea. Saw this on pinterest.
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    31. Marie
      Sunday, December 4th, 2011
      Love this for christmas presents...only problem is that the pic has room for 16 crayons - whereas the tutorial (when you sew 1 1/4 in for each slot) only yields about 12. just FYI...
    32. Thursday, November 10th, 2011
      Really cute!!
    33. Gail
      Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
      Opps, sorry!!!! I found it!!! I guess I was having a senior moment!!!!
    34. Gail
      Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
      Love these crayon rolls and I need to make about 15 for my daughter's pre-school class for Christmas. But I didn't see anywhere the length of ribbon needed for each roll. Please help!!!! I need to get started soon. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial.
    35. Monday, October 24th, 2011
      I just made one of these for my little girl. What a fun project AND it didn't take a ton of time!! Thanks for the tutorial! I love this blog and visit it often <3
    36. Rachel
      Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
      My mom is sewing these for my daughter's birthday party but is having issues with the end of the rick rack where the two ends meet. Any suggestions how to make it so the rick rack ends don't fray and look incomplete? Everything else looks great on it. I could submit a pic of that would help.
      • Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
        Rachel, try "sealing" the ends of the ric rack with some Fray Check. This product will keep the ends from fraying.
    37. Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
      I found this blog 1 hour ago and I can't stop reading , thanks
    38. Becky
      Thursday, August 25th, 2011
      Getting ready to make a couple of these crayon rolls and had a question. The directions say to iron the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric that will be inside the roll. It seems like it should go on the right side of that piece. Is that right?
    39. Tennille
      Monday, August 8th, 2011
      Thank You! These are very cute and I am planning on making these as part of "Operation Christmas Child" shoe box gift. I made my first one but got a little generous on the 1 inch spacing and ended up with 15 slots rather than 16 so my next effort I'll be more careful :-). I may also give a 24 count roll a shot.
    40. Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
      I am featuring you and your wonderful crayon idea on my blog today! Feel free to check it out!

      Thanks for such a great idea!
    41. Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
      Thanks for the tute! I made a "Preppy Boy Crayon Roll" from your tutorial!

      :) Jenna
    42. Thursday, February 24th, 2011
      I referenced your tutorial for this on my new blog about learning to sew and photography! I had so much fun making these and will make more in the future. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    43. Ashley
      Friday, February 11th, 2011
      These crayon rolls are ADORABLE! Here's a tip I learned the hard way...put this in a ziploc if it will be going in your car. I've had crayons melt into the seats. :/ I will be making a lot of these, I love them.
    44. Saturday, January 29th, 2011
      How on earth do you keep your rick rack so even. It always screws up bad for me. I positively love your post and your photography. :}
    45. Friday, January 21st, 2011
      Love this crayon roll. I can't wait to try it.
    46. Monday, January 3rd, 2011
      This is so cute. What a charming homemade gift for any child.
    47. Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
      I just wanted to let you know I posted a link to this tutorial on my blog.

      Thanks for your hard work!
    48. Jamie
      Thursday, September 9th, 2010
      Thanks for this pattern. I had been wanting to make these for a while but could never figure out the measurements. I've actually been able to make and even sell quite a few. Thanks again!
    49. Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
      AliceB, Why not take a picture of crayons, print them on card stock and cut them out and place them in the holders. It'll get the point across!

      Thanks for this great tutorial!
    50. Robyn
      Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
      This is a really adorable and easy project. I plan on making some to fit markers, colored pencils, sharpies and crochet hooks. Everyone in my family will have one. Perfect gift for anyone. I've made 2 crayon rolls in as many days. I used a shoe string instead of the ribbon on the first one. I didn't like that closure. I made a second one and used an elastic hair band. No tying, just wrap it over the top and it stays closed. Much easier for little hands than tying a ribbon.
    51. AliceB
      Sunday, July 25th, 2010
      I am looking for plastic/mock crayons to use in the sample "Crayon Roll" I show -- I sell a different version of Crayon Rolls at a local Crafter's Market.

      Does anyone know a company that makes them? I already checked with Crayola. Thanks.
    52. Heather M.
      Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
      My friend asked me during a playdate today if I could sew a crayon roll for her son. I had the perfect fun boy fabric in my scrap stash to make him one and one for my son. I've already completed one and will have the second one done real soon. So simple yet so functional! Love it!
    53. Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
      Your fabric choices are colorful and the bric-a-brac edging is creative. If I were to make a crayon roll, I would not use the plastic tie holder as pictured in your last photo because of the choking hazard. It seems to me that sewn-on velcroe would be a better choice.
    54. Sunday, July 4th, 2010
      Hey, that's an awesome idea, thank you so much! I've got a little niece who's going to visit us soon and I was wondering what gift to prepare for her. I love this crayon carrier, I hope to be able to make one just as beautiful as yours.
    55. Monday, May 24th, 2010
      This would go great with a coloring book sized tote to fit the book and crayon roll. Thank you !
    56. Lisa
      Thursday, May 6th, 2010
      wondering if I can make and sale this crayon roll?
    57. Thursday, March 18th, 2010
      Hi! I love your blog and this tutorial. I made a marker roll this weekend and I linked to your tutorial from my blog. hope you don't mind!
    58. Linda
      Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      I also have made something like this, but placed silverware in the different pockets to use for a baby shower.
    59. Cindy
      Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
      I have made a project similar to this and use striped fabric for the crayon pouch. That way you can just follow the lines when stitching and not have to worry about sewing straight.
      Just an idea!!
    60. Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
      I finally got around to trying this crayon roll and absolutely love the result, I added a flap because first thing my boy did was dump it out. I blogged about it here THanks for the tutorial, it made it SOOOOO easy to make. I love your site, I am always coming to see what you think of next.
    61. Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
      These look great!
      I will definitely make one for my little girl.

      Thank you for the tut!!
    62. Sharon
      Sunday, January 31st, 2010
      Thank you so much for this tutorial! I made these for my two small grandchildren and they love them! Thanks again.
    63. Friday, December 4th, 2009
      I just finished making five of these for Christmas presents, though I used elastic and a button to hold them together instead of ribbon. Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    64. Monday, November 30th, 2009
      Thanks for posting this great tute! It was so easy to follow and my son loves his!
    65. Saturday, November 14th, 2009
      After having this bookmarked for a while, I finally made one. I love it! Needs some improvement, but it was still hard to give away. Thanks for the excellent tute!
    66. Tana Cox
      Thursday, November 12th, 2009
      I loved this website and this pattern too; as a beginner with sewing it was easy to understand and complete. My son loved his, and I'm sure my neice and nefews will too.
      Thank you so much!
    67. Sunday, November 1st, 2009
      Thanks so much for a wonderful pattern! I just made two of these tonight! Thanks for the clear instructions. Oh! I like Shal's idea of making more rolls! What a great idea! I made a brush roll in college for art school, but never really thought of expanding the concept until just now.
    68. Thursday, October 29th, 2009
      I just made a couple for my kid and his cousin. Thanks so much for posting. I have a pic of my finished product on my blog, with a link back to your tutorial. Planning to branch out and make other rolls too - tools, makeup brushes, make up, jewellery, cutlery, .... I'm on a roll! :D
      Shal @
    69. Saturday, October 24th, 2009
      i finally made one of these, not only was it sooooo easy, but it was tons of fun and i can't wait for my nieces to have theirs!

      THANK YOU so much for this tut.
    70. Kim Struthers
      Monday, October 19th, 2009
      great tutorial! thank you sooo much!
      Is there a tutorial for one that will hold a crayon coloring book with it? it would be great to take olong on car trips!
    71. Julia Chadwick
      Thursday, October 1st, 2009
      Thank you so much for this I plan on making them for my kids for christmas!
    72. Sunday, September 27th, 2009
      I have been wanting to make one of these forever now! I just challenged my blog readers to make one this week and linked your site to mine. I love it! So darling!
    73. Friday, September 25th, 2009
      Ha ha... I just made one of these, making things up as I went along.

      Your method is so simple. I'm slapping my forehead, going d'Oh!

      And I love the ric-rac edge.... this will be a fantastic fundraiser for my local creche. If I ever get off my butt....

    74. Saturday, August 29th, 2009
      I made one of these today for my son. I used a leg from a pair of jeans my husband was getting rid of and then did not the interfacing. Thanks for the measurements.
    75. PAtrícia
      Friday, August 21st, 2009
      very very very simple and nice...thank's
    76. sian
      Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
      i am going to make them to put felt tips in for school
    77. Friday, August 7th, 2009
      it's a great ideas...i just love it :)
    78. Friday, August 7th, 2009
      Thank you SO much for the awesome tutorial.
      I just made one and love how it turned out!

      I am a complete newbie when it comes to sewing, so I really appreciate the step-by-step instructions with pictures :)

      Oh, and I'm really enjoying your site! Can't wait to try more of your fun ideas!
    79. Diana*C
      Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
      cute cute cute...thanks for the instructions
    80. Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
      I'll be making two of these....hopefully tonight. You should start a flickr group, so everyone can upload their pics of their creations using your tutorial. ;o) I bet you'd get a kick out of that.
    81. Sunday, July 5th, 2009
      I made my first roll up last night for my little guy's 4th b-day today using my brand new sewing/embroidery machine! YAY! It was a lot of fun, & I plan to make more of these! (I ordered your set!) Thanks so much for all of your great tutorials! I'm a new follower, and am just in love with your blog!! Kuddos!!
    82. Monday, June 29th, 2009
      What a beautiful project and what a gorgeous little girl! Congratulations on your new niece!

      My neighbors adopted a 4 year old girl from China, and she is just a joy to everyone who meets her.

      I'm adding your button to my blog roll. Your blog is a definite inspiration, and I'd like to invite you and your readers to Blog it Forward! We're inspiring the world, one blog at a time! :o)

    83. Thursday, June 4th, 2009
      Thanks for posting your tutorial!
      I made 2 and you can check them out at the below link.
    84. Sunday, May 31st, 2009
      Great simple pattern! Exactly the sort of instructions I was hoping to find when I went searching this afternoon. I was able to make 2 in a snap!
    85. Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
      So excited to make this one! I have everything ready. I'm hoping to make it tomorrow. It's for my niece for her birthday. Love the tutorial.
    86. Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
      Thanks for this tute! I managed to whip one of these out during naptime today! I used some thin cotton batting instead of interfacing for a little extra padding.
    87. Monday, May 4th, 2009
      I love the crayon rolls! I have made a few of them for birthday parties and I am making another one today....Lighting McQueen. Thank you for such a great tutorial.
    88. Friday, April 24th, 2009
      Thanks so much. I am going to whip on of these together soon. I just need some interfacing. Since I am new to sewing what is the purpose of the interfacing?
      • Friday, April 24th, 2009
        It makes the fabric more stiff, gives it some body, so it is not too flimsy.
    89. Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
      Thanks! I love this!
    90. Monday, March 30th, 2009
      opps! let me try that again:
    91. Monday, March 30th, 2009
      Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I hope you don't mind, but I added a link to your blog on my blog. Here is the url for my post.

      Thanks again!!
    92. Saturday, March 14th, 2009
      Just got on the crayon roll bandwagon...I love them.. Thanks for the tutorial, I have been saying since the day I saw this that I need to make one for my little man. And I finally got around to it...Love it!! Thanks again.
    93. jo
      Friday, February 6th, 2009
      thanks for an easy to follow tutorial - they are such a great little gift to make children.
    94. Thursday, December 18th, 2008
      Oh man. So, I'm a bit behind everyone else, but I just made some of these to give away to a single mom who wasn't going to have presentsfor their kids. They turned out just fabulous. Thank you for the tutorial. You helped to make mine look great. I'm posting to my site now.
    95. Louise
      Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
      I was wondering if you could tell me what the pink fabric is that you used? I thought it was Michael Miller Hot dot but I can't find it anywhere in hot pink!
    96. Sunday, December 14th, 2008
      thank you for this tutorial
    97. Maybell
      Monday, December 8th, 2008
      Wow! I love your work. Thank you for the measurements and the idea. I made one quite similar but your work is so nice. Thanks
    98. e
      Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
      Thanks again for sharing the instructions for this project. I've used it to make crayon rolls for my kids and friends kids, too. I just used it again today to make one for a friend to store things that he uses for work. I'm also planning on making one for myself to keep my crochet hooks together.
    99. Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
      I made 5 the other day...all in just a few hours. Really easy tutorial, thanks! I didn't use rick rack though, but next time I will.
    100. Friday, November 21st, 2008
      Hi, Cindy - Thanks for the tute. Making about 14 of these for Christmas presents.
    101. Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
      Thank you so much for being willing to share your pattern. My printer is broke, so I drew pictures of pattern process. Am very excited to start making them for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of my daughters told me about the caddies, said they are really popular. I can see why. thanks again ... joy
    102. Sunday, October 26th, 2008
      Thanks for the tutorial. These are so cute. I posted some on my blog that I just made!
    103. Saturday, October 18th, 2008
      WOw I love this but I ran out of ink to print so I pt in my favorties for later to print
      here is my shop take alook
    104. Sarah
      Saturday, October 11th, 2008
      I made this today too. It is TOO cute and too easy. Thank you SO much for bringing us such cute, easy ideas! I can't wait to make one for every little one I know. :)
    105. Saturday, September 27th, 2008
      Thanks for posting this! I have used this tut a while ago, and will use it again today as a refresher. I will post pictures in my blog and send you a link for show and tell.
      Thanks again!
    106. Ally
      Saturday, September 27th, 2008
      Thanks for posting this! I don't really have a use for a CRAYON roll, but I'm going on a very long bike trip next summer and so I plan to make a roll similar to this one for my tools! It should be perfect to strap to a rear rack and not be too bulky... thank you!
    107. Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
      how cute is this!! Tried to make one tonight and learned alot! Like I'm very out of practice when it comes to sewing! Oh don't use ric rac with a design on only ONE side and if your ribbon has a print put the desing facing IN!!

      Other than that it's adorable and I'm going to perfect it and make 20 something more for my sons head start class as Christmas gifts!

      Love your site too! I'm so glad I stumbled across it. Lots of cute thing I'm dying to try out.
    108. Monica Harry
      Monday, September 22nd, 2008
      This is most adorable crayon/pencil roll I've ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I'm making at least three of them for Christmas! :)
    109. Carol
      Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
      I adapted the size & material for making great little makeup brush rolls. The ones I have made so far were in brocade with polyester satin piping & ribbon ties. I used coordinating lycra spandex material for the holder strip as the it ensured a snug fit so pricy brushes don't slip out when the case is unrolled.
    110. Monday, September 8th, 2008
      What a wonderful craft! I love this idea. These would make great gifts for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing the information and directions.
    111. julie
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
      That’s adorable! I am going to try this at Girl scouts with my girls. thnxs for sharing
    112. Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
      Hey! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial! I did a review of it at This will be a great present for many occasions. I know I will make lots and lots of them. Thanks again!
    113. Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
      This was very easy to follow and I am so happy with the result. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I used the triangular crayons that are less likely to snap and they fit just as well. Great post!
    114. Monday, August 18th, 2008
      Very nice! I love the colors!

    115. Sunday, August 17th, 2008
      Your blog is interesting!

      Keep up the good work!
    116. Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
      This is awesome! Perfect for my kids' little fingers. In fact, I think the process of pulling the crayons out and putting them back could keep my daughter entertained for a good 20 minutes!

      Be sure to stop by KristinMcLane (dot) com to enter a giveaway for a copy of my book.
    117. rita
      Monday, July 14th, 2008
      Good Idea, for sure! How about using a 1/2" band with velcro on it at one end, so that when you roll it up the two pieces of velcro hold it shut. That way, the little critter could even tidy up by themselves, maybe. :)
    118. Monday, July 7th, 2008
      I love this idea. I found your link on 30 handmade days. Thank you so much for sharing.
    119. Kimberly
      Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
      I was visiting my sister-in-law Danielle Wynn and she had these. I loved them so I'm going to make some for my kids. THANKS for sharing the info.
    120. Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
      What a cutie your new niece is!!!
      Love this idea of yours!!
      I can see it being used for other things as well!!
      Thanks for a great tut!
    121. Thursday, June 19th, 2008
      Really neat idea -- can't wait to try it!
    122. Saturday, June 14th, 2008
      Thanks for the tutorial!! I just made this for a friend's son's birthday today. Took a little bit...but the next one I know will be faster since I won't have to keep making sure I am doing things right. Silly me pinned the ribbon in wrong, so I had to sew it onto the outside by hand (ooops!) I will be making these for all of my nephews and nieces and friend's kids. Thanks again :-)
    123. Sophie W.
      Friday, June 6th, 2008
      Thanks so much for the tutorial! The idea is absolutely adorable! I think I want to make one for my new cousin. She's four, and I think she'd be able to appreciate it :)
    124. Friday, May 2nd, 2008
      Thanks for the idea. I just linked to you on my blog!
    125. Sunday, April 20th, 2008
      thank you so much! i wanted to make a crayon roll for my daughter's third birthday, but didn't want to figure out the measurements and such, this tutorial was a big help! i'm sure she'll love it!
    126. Monday, April 14th, 2008
      Thank you so much for this tutorial :)
      I was going crazy trying to figure out how to make a neat roll for my paintbrushes.

      Thank you!!! <3
    127. Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
      Thanks! I have been making these w/o a pattern and I never liked them. I used your tutorial to make a couple for a friend and I LOVE how they turned out. I did 5x8.5 for roll-ups holding only 8 crayons.

      Again, thanks for posting.
    128. Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
      Thanks for the tutorial! I made one for my son...denim, red gingham, and khaki.
    129. Friday, March 14th, 2008
      Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I ran into some problems trying to make this but it wasn't your fault, I just don't sew very often. You can look at my sewing mistakes if you want, maybe it will help others to double check their work.

      Again thanks for actually getting me to lug out the sewing machine!
    130. Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
      i mean crochet needle bag.
    131. Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
      What a beautiful girl Faith is, i m sure she wil bring lot of joy and love to the family.

      Thanks for the tutorial, i think i will try to make a crochet bag with it.
    132. Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
      Also this site has a tutorial for the Artist's Brush rollup

      My website is--

      I think these would be cute to give in the Easter Baskets or in lou of candy. Very cute tutorial.
    133. Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
      this site has a tutorial for the colored pencil roll-up.
    134. Monday, March 10th, 2008
      Thanks for a great tutorial! The ric-rac really makes the design for me.
    135. Clo
      Thursday, February 7th, 2008
      Thank you for your tutorial. I would love to try the ric rac trim but so far have not been game! I made a few for my children and then did one for a birthday present and embroidered the outside and increased the crayon space to 1.24 inch so I could use the fat chunky crayons. THANK YOU!
    136. Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
      This blog copy your work
    137. Carolyn
      Monday, January 28th, 2008
      Thanks for sharing your many talents and Ideas. I am really love how your Crayon Rolls turned out so I thought I would try it for myself. Everything turned out wonderful except for my ric rac trim. Could you give me some more details on the ric rac part or please give me the details of the blanket stitch you did? Thank You!!
    138. Friday, December 28th, 2007
      J'adore ! une jolie manière de disposer les crayons, toujours disponibles !!!
    139. Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
      Just want to say THANK YOU for posting this great little tutorial with such great pictures and instructions. Even for simple things I have to have good instructions and visuals to help me. I made about 10 of these this past weekend for little sweet kiddos in our family, and my own children LOVED theirs!!! Thanks again, and have a Merry Christmas!
    140. Lisa
      Thursday, December 20th, 2007
      Thanks for putting this up, I just went through your entire blog and you are awesome! I have it bookmarked now. I am making these for Christmas for my 3 kids and my 2 nieces. Except I am making them for colored pencils as we live in AZ and crayons melt in the car. I am thinking colored pencils are normally 7" long - but I would make the front panel just long enough to secure the pencils - because they get shorter as they get used. Thank you again!!!! God Bless!!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!
    141. Faith Adene Symes
      Monday, December 3rd, 2007
      Hello -- Faith again! I just made a roll to match for the
      Mama and it is for her sewing projects. Instead of making
      areas for crayons in the center of the roll I sewed a
      padded pin cushion with pins and needles. This can be
      taken with squares or pieces of fabric for squares and also
      it fits over the arm of the chair when sewing. I made pockets to hold the scissors (small ones) and some tissues.
    142. Faith Adene Symes
      Monday, December 3rd, 2007
      I was surprised your neice's name is like mine! She is so
      cute and I plan on making the crayon holder for a Christmas
      present for my grand daughter Sarah, as she loves home-
      made!Thanks for your work! Faith
    143. Saturday, December 1st, 2007
      Thank you for this tutorial!! I came across it this morning through Sew, Mama Sew and sat down this afternoon and made one up. So fun and easy and your directions are WONDERFUL!!
    144. Thursday, November 29th, 2007
      SO cute! And great tutorial......did you use medium size ric rac or larger?
      I'm working on some for christmas now.
    145. Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
      oh my word that is so cute!! what a great idea, little girls would just adore it!
    146. Lisa
      Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
      Crayon boxes fall apart so quick. I can't wait to make some of these. Thanks!
    147. Monday, November 26th, 2007
      Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome tutorial .
      I made one for my nephew and loved how easy it was to put together :)
    148. Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
      Awesome!!! I love it!!!
    149. Thursday, November 15th, 2007
      Great tutorial
    150. Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
      Hi! Found this tutorial thru Sew Mama Sew and made three! A photo is posted on their flickr group for Handmade Holidays. Thanks for a great idea and helpful tutorial!
    151. Monday, November 12th, 2007
      That is just too cute! Thanks for the tutorial, my grandaughters will love this! Your Faith is a beauty!
    152. Whitney
      Thursday, November 8th, 2007
      Hey Confused, Your time reading blogs would be better spent at Dollar General. Too bad.
    153. Thursday, November 8th, 2007
      I just whipped up 8 of these for my daughters birthday party as party favors, they're up on my blog... Thanks sooo much for sharing this terrific tutorial!
    154. Maddison
      Thursday, November 8th, 2007
      Dear Confused in AZ.-- I'm confused in Missouri. I guess nothing says love like a piece of plastic from China,huh. Huh?
    155. Kara
      Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
      I totally agree with Jamie- you ought to put this on and make your fortune (although I loved the free tutorial)! And for Confused... well, the box serves the same purpose... until the first time my toddler tried to get the crayons out on her own and then shreds the box to pieces. This is a really cute idea for in a diaper bag or purse to take to restaurants and that when you go out with your kids! And the crayons don't fall out b/c you ROLL it up, and then tie it up with the ribbon!
    156. christie
      Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
      I think this is really cute I need to make one for my daughter
    157. Confused in AZ
      Friday, November 2nd, 2007
      Is it me, or does a Crayola Crayon box serve the same purpose - to hold crayons. And it has a lid that closes so you can carry it around.
    158. Barb
      Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
      How absolutely wonderful. I work in a rehab hospital unit and can see a huge use for these in many ways,, thanks for the tutorial also, as I am a "visual learner"
    159. Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
      Hello! I work with Kristin on her Sew, Mama, Sew blog and we'd love to link to your fantastic tutorial for an upcoming feature. Would you mind emailing me for details? I can't locate your email address... Thanks so very much! This is just great!
    160. Carrie B.
      Thursday, September 13th, 2007
      This is an ADORABLE project. The rick rack is such a cute embellishment! Thanks so much for the tutorial, and especially for the pictures. With me, a picture really is worth a thousand words. I'll be making crayon rolls for the kiddies for Christmas. Thanks so much!!! :)
    161. Jamie
      Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
      This is awesome! You should definitely put this on and make your small stay at home mom fortune!
    162. Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
      love this! i am so making this! thanks
    163. Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
      Thanks so much, I love this project, chomping at the bit to do it NOW! LOl.
    164. Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
      Just wanted to thank you again - you've really inspired me! I've finished one for my son and he thinks I'm a rock star...I can't wait to make more.
    165. Monday, May 7th, 2007
      Thank you so much for creating and sharing this tutorial - I've already made one and have two more in the works! I've posted a photo here:
      Congratulations on the arrival of your new neice! She is beautiful!
    166. Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
      That's adorable and what a sweet gift!
    167. Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
      I'm doing that the next time I give myself a sewing day. Thanks, I'd forgotten about these.
    168. Cathy T
      Sunday, April 29th, 2007
      oooh, I was just looking for a new crafty thing to make and this will be it. I have seen them around but I do much better with a tutorial than figuring it out on my own...only so much time for crafts each week for me and I don't want to use it all messing about trying to figure out HOW to do something and then find out I got it all wrong.... I'll save that for when my littles are bigger!
    169. Saturday, April 28th, 2007
      The Crayon roll is too cute and such a great idea. I have a soon-to-be 4 year old and I think she'd love one of these. I'm just re-learning to sew so you know I'm really looking forward to this. Thank you for being an inspiration!
    170. Thursday, April 26th, 2007
      Glad you finished the crayon roll after all!! It is very very cute. I'm sure your new little niece loves it!
    171. Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
      What a cute crayon roll (and new family member). I am in the process of adopting from China and it is so exciting to see new little ones on different blogs! Congrats to your family!
    172. Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
      congratulations on having Faith join your family. she looks adorable!

      oh, the crayon roll....very cute too. :)

    173. Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
      That's adorable! Also going on my to-do list.

      Congrats on the new niece! We recently welcomed a new nephew, from Ethiopia. so exciting!
    174. Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
      Another project for my to-do list. I know a lot of little ones who would enjoy one of these. It's the kind of thing I know I could figure out how to do but so much easier when someone kindly provides a tutorial (I probably wouldn't have thought of using the ric-rac though). And adaptable to other uses (crochet hooks, knitting needles, lacemaking bobbins...). Thank you!
    175. Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
      That's so cute and wonderful fabric choices. You should enter it in the Whiplash contest, a crayon cozy.
    176. Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
      Wow - what a cute gift. Thanks very much for the tutorial!