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Emily here today from Em's Scrapbag for a perfect staycation project!


4 fat quarters (I used Simply Style by V and Co.)
4 grommets
Grommet tool



From on fat quarter cut a 15 1/2" x 20" rectangle for cover
From another fat quarter cut a 15 1/2" x 20" rectangle for lining
From third fat quarter cut 2- 12 1/2" x 9" for pockets
From fourth fat quarter cut 2- 3 1/2" x 12" rectangles for crayon holders and 2- 3" x 15" strips for handles

On each of the pockets fold the top edge down 1/4" twice press and stitch in place.

On each of the crayon holders fold the short ends in 1/4" and press.

Fold down the top edge of each of your crayon holders down twice making sure that the ends stay pressed in.

Run a gathering stitch along the top and bottom of your crayon holders.

Center an 8" ruler 2" from the bottom of one of your pockets.  Draw an 8" line along the top of your ruler.

Gather the unfinished edge of your crayon holder so that it fits in the 8" marked space.  Placing right sides together pin along the line you drew and stitch in place.

Use your 8" ruler to make marks about 2 1/4" up from where you sewed the crayon holder on.  Bring up the crayon holder up.  Gather the finished side so it fits between the marks you made and stitch the sides in place.

Divide your crayon holder into 12 equal spaces.  Just over 5/8" and mark.  

Sew on each of these marks through the crayon holder.  Back stitching to reinforce.

Measure 2" from the top of your first crayon holder.  Mark your 8" line and repeat process with second crayon holder.

On your 15 1/2" x 20" lining make a 12 1/2"" long line 9" from the left side.  Place the pocket with the crayon holders right side together along the line you drew so that the 9" is not covered by the pocket and sew 1/4" seam.  Flip and press so that the edges of your pocket line up with the edge of your lining.

Measure 9" from the right side and repeat process with the remaining pocket.


Place the cover over your lining piece right sides together, pin.  Starting at the bottom sew around the edge leaving an opening to turn right side out.

Press to make crisp edge around where you have sewn and to finish edge on opening. 

 Top stitch in place.

Place a ruler 1/2" down from top edge.  Measure 3 1/4" and 6 1/4" from side edge place grommets here.  Following the directions with your grommet tool apply grommets.  Repeat on other side.

Fold the short ends of each handle in 1/4".
 
Fold in half along the long side.

Open up and fold bottom edge into the center fold.  Press

Fold the top edge into the center fold.  Press.
insert photo

Fold in half and top stitch in place.

Place handles through grommets so ends show on cover.  

Tie a knot in each end.

Place a 24 pack of crayons in the crayon holders and a sketch pad in the other pocket.  Place the cardboard from a old sketch pad in the pocket behind the crayons to give it stability.

 
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3 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

This is so adorable. What a great idea Em!!

annmarie said...

What a great idea and a great gift too. But I can't get the printer friendly button to work (happens a lot). Always shows "The Web Page Cannot Be Found." Is there a trick to getting it to print?

Ginger said...

Love this, Thanks for the pattern