My boys' birthdays are coming up in December. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to make crayon rolls as party favors.
15 party favors.
Handmade party favors.
Party favors I decided to start making in November.
So I've been cranking them out, assembly line style. Here's how I make them:
1 strip of fabric, 16.5" x 5" for the exterior
1 strip of matching fabric, 16.5" x 6" for the pocket
1 strip of coordinating fabric, 16.5" x5" for the interior
1 strip of lightweight, fusible interfacing, 16.5" x 5"
30" of coordinating ribbon
Start by ironing the 16.5" x 6" strip in half lengthwise.
Iron the interfacing to the back of the interior fabric.
Using a disappearing ink pen, mark a line 3 inches from the bottom on the interfacing. (I know I'm using the wrong side of the marker...when making so many at a time, the disappearing ink actually disappears before I get to sewing.)
Starting 1/4" from the edge, mark every inch along the line.
Extend each mark into a vertical line.
Line the pocket up with the bottom edge. Pin each corner in place.
Flip the piece over and pin on the interfacing side.
Sew along each vertical line, being sure to backstitch at the top.
Fold your ribbon in half and line up with the top of the pocket.
Pin and sew all the way around, being sure to leave a 3-4 inch gap for turning.
Turn the roll right side out and push out the corners gently with a knitting needle.
Be sure to fold in the fabric in the opening so all the seams lay flat.
Topstitch all the way around, as closely to the edge as you can.
Then rainbow-tize your crayons and fill your rolls!
If you like these, but don't feel like making one, there are a few in the shop. :)