Monday, September 21, 2009

Large Crayon Roll

I found a tutorial for making a standard crayon roll on Skip to my Lou, so I made one for my niece for part of her Christmas present.
But I wanted to make one for my son as well. He isn't old enough for normal crayons yet, so I bought the "Large" crayons in an 8 pack. Here's a picture of the large crayon next to a normal crayon to see the difference.
My son also isn't able to tie the ribbon to close the roll either, so I made a velcro strap that he can do by himself. The pocket widths are a little looser than the standard roll too so that my son can get the crayons in easier - it's not as tight and hard for him to do.

So below are the measurements for this altered large crayon roll if anyone wants to make it as well.
Cut 2 pieces 13"x6"
Cut 1 piece 13"x6.5" (will the pocket piece - folded in half length wise)
Cut 1 piece 4"x10" (strap)
Cut 1 piece interfacing 4"x10" (strap)
Cut 1 piece 13"x6"
1 square velcro
**follow the tutorial on Skip to my Lou (except for the stitch marks on the pocket)
Stitch the pocket piece at the following inch marks: from the left (you should have 8 crayon slots)
  • .5"
  • 2"
  • 3.5"
  • 5"
  • 6.5"
  • 8"
  • 9.5"
  • 11"
  • 12.5"
To make the strap, iron the interfacing to the fabric. Fold right sides together and stitch down the long edge. Turn right side out and iron flat. On one end, tuck the ends in and stitch it closed. Sew the velcro onto the end.
DON'T attach the 2nd velcro piece on yet . . . once you have the strap sewn into the body of the roll, turn it right side out and top-stitch as the tutorial says. Put the crayons in and roll it up. Then fold strap closed, mark where the velcro needs to be, and sew it on.


  1. I love the idea of using velcro to close it up! Thanks for sharing!! You have the cutest stuff!

  2. You make the greatest stuff! I could so use one of those for my 2 year old when we go out to eat! I now have my Saturday sewing project! I might just make these for Christmas presents for the kids in my class:) Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I made some crayon rolls with matching tote bags for my 3 nieces for their birthdays. I included a pad of paper so they could draw when they went out to eat. I'm going to make one for my girls, too but instead of crayons (my girls are 6 and 9) I'm gonna make it big enough for markers and pens and pencils. I LOVE your velcro idea. Fantastic!!!

  4. Oh my gosh, this is adorable! Is it okay that I would want to make one for....myself? ;)

  5. Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for figuring out the measurements for the jumbo crayons for me! Turned out great and I love the velcro.