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How to Make a Crayon Roll Crayon Holder

This easy to sew crayon roll is a fun way to keep track of crayons and have them readily accessible. This step-by-step sewing guide will show you how simple it is.
Author Cindy Hopper


  • Pair of Scissors
  • Iron


  • 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 and then 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. Note: On the one, I didn't use ric rac I did a blanket stitch around the edge when finished.
  • Pin the 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 the bottom for turning.
  • Trim corners, turn, press and topstitch being careful to catch all layers of the opening to close
  • TIP: A rotary cutterruler and mat make it really easy to cut out these pieces. I love this folding cutting mat that also serves as an ironing board. (affiliate links)