Crayon Caddies

When it seems like winter is never going to end and kids start getting stir crazy, I like to whip up a bunch of these crayon caddies for my daughter’s friends. She loves to pick the fabrics and the past couple of years she was able to help with the sewing, which makes it more fun for us both! There are a gazillion tutorials out there. Here is how I make mine.
You will need:
Two coordinating fabrics cut 10 inches by 12 inches. (I found mine here by my fabric designer crush, Monaluna.)
Ribbon
Ruler
Put your two cut pieces right sides together, pin and sew up two shorts sides and one of the long sides. (Usually prints that can go any direction are best.) Clip the corners where you have sewn to make it lay flat when you turn it. Turn inside out and poke those little corners. I use my super fancy rouge chop stick, everyone should have one! Press. On the open side fold it in about a half an inch. I eye ball this because children are not all that concerned about the evenness. However, if you would like, you can use the disappearing ink pen and mark a straight line to make sure it is even before folding in. Press.
Open side to the right (or to the left if you made it all upside down… which I have done TOO many times to mention) fold over the bottom about 3-3.5 inches to create the pocket. Slip the ribbon, folded over, into the open side and pin. Sew both long sides up.
Now mark the outside of the flap in one inch intervals with your ruler and disappearing ink pen.
Sew those up and you are all DONE! Should take about 30 minutes or so.
These are darling class gifts or birthday party favors, and they’re perfect for all those little scraps hanging around! Can be made for markers, pencils, etc. Once you make one, you can adjust it as needed.
My daughter is not satisfied with just six color choices so I make her bigger ones. Just cut your fabrics 10 inches by 20 inches, sew up TWO long sides and one short side with the right sides together and mark the crayon pocket lines with the pen at 1.5 inches instead.
You can do that for sure! Easy Peasy!
Happy sewing!
Jodi

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