through our gifts! This Crayon Roll Holder is a great and useful gift for children!

I noticed on our crayon roll that the inner fabric lining gets marked up quite a bit from the crayons going in and out. So this time instead of using interfacing on the lining piece I covered it with iron on vinyl. This is such a cool product.  I had to keep myself from covering all the pieces—and I am glad I didn’t.  The turning at the end gets it a bit wrinkled. I fear if I had done the whole thing it might look like a mess. The only draw back is that it is slicker and the crayons have less friction. However the new closure allows you to tighten it up to keep the crayons inside.

You need:

1 – 5 X 16 1/2 inch piece of fabric for the outside
1 – 5 X 16 1/2 inch piece of fabric the the inside
1 – 6 X 16 1/2 inch piece of fabric folded lenghtwise and pressed for the pocket
ric rac (if desired)
1 – 5 X 16 1/2 piece of iron on vinyl
1 Cord Stop

Iron on the vinyl to the right side of your lining piece following package directions.

Place pocket piece ontop of right side of lining. Starting 1 1/4 inches over from the edge, stitch from top of pocket (back stitch at top) to bottom. Then stitch every 1 inch.  You should have 1 1/4 inches left on the other end.

If using ric rac pin it around the edges, overlap at bottom. I use fray check to keep ends from unraveling.

Place outside piece ontop of pocket and lining, right sides together. Place a 20″ piece of cord (folded in half) in the middle on the right side. Ends of cord go towards the center.

Sew all the way around 1/4 inch from the edge. Leave a 2-3 inch opening at the TOP.

Clip corners and turn. Press (don’t press vinyl with bare hot iron), making sure to press opening to the inside. Pin opening shut and then top stitch all the way around very close to the edge (making sure you sew all layers of the opening shut.)

Squeeze the Cord Stop and thread both ends of the cording through the center hole (have patience, thread ends one at a time). Tie the ends of the cording together into a knot. I placed a drop of glue in the knot to keep it secure and then put fray check on the ends.


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  1. I’ve made a couple of crayon wraps & used oil cloth as the inner fabric. So many cute patterned oil cloth fabrics out ther now ! I love the fabric choices you’ve made!

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  4. I love this idea, so cool way to keep the crayons. How many crayons fit in this roll?

    Thanks for sharing.


  5. I revised mine and added a hair elastic and a big button for closure. My little girls (5 and 3) can do it by themselves. Yay! I had to tie the ribbon version for them every time:( Thx for the pattern. Love it!

  6. Hi everyone…I made one of these and love it but when I went to make one with rick rack I had a lot of trouble making sure I caught it when sewing the seam.. I can’t seem to catch it when sewing…especially around the corners…any tips on how to attach rick rack in between layers of fabric are surely appreciated..would love to use the rick rack…it makes it look so cute!!! Thanx!

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