Thursday, December 31, 2009

Felt Crayon and Notepad Holder

Happy New Year Everyone!
We hope you and your families are having a wonderful holiday season!


We have been out a lot with our family and friends and we were looking for something to keep the kids busy at restaurants. We found this cute felt crayon and notebook holder at Skip to My Lou .
This holds either crayons or small pencils and a 3 x 5 inch notebook. The flower shape and colors could easily be changed to match your child's interest.

















What you need:
  • 2 - 6 x 12" pieces of felt (one will be thew cover and one the inside liner - we used red for the cover and pink for the liner
  • 1 - 3 x 6" piece of felt for the pocket ( we used pink)
  • 1 - 12 " piece of ribbon (red)
  • 1 - 15" piece of ribbon
  • 1 - 9" piece of ribbon
  • 8 crayons
  • 1 - 3 x 5 inch notebook
  • 1/2 felt flower
  • felt circle for center of flower


First we sewed the 12 inch ribbon onto the 3 x 12" pocket.










Next we made a pattern of the pocket and marked it where we wanted to sew the crayon and notebook holder. We marked it 1 5/8 inches from the center on both sides for the notebook. The we marked 3 - 1 inch intervals after that to make the crayon holders.

Using the pattern we marked the fabric with chalk and sewed the pocket to the liner.












Next sew your flower onto the 6 inch side of your cover. Sew the 15 inch piece of ribbon under the petal in the middle of your flower and the nine inch ribbon under the center of your flower. Skip to my Lou used a button to close the holder, but we didn't have one and couldn't wait to try this project so we improvised.








Next we sewed the cover to the liner. the felt stretches as you sew it so you need to trim the edges. Skip to My Lou used pinking shears which looked so cute, but our shears weren't sharp enough to cut through so many layers. Then we added our crayons and notebook and we were ready to go!
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5 comments:

  1. I love finding cute and simple felt crafts like this. Thanks for sharing. Found this link through Today's Creative Blog.

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  2. Wow - that turned out great and doesn't look to hard to make. I love the flower on the on the front.

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  3. doesn't Skip to my Lou have the best stuff?

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  4. This is so cute. I have seen crayon rolls before but I absolutely love that these ones have a place for a pad of paper. Man, I am going to bookmark this one, and I sure hope I can make one of these someday...too cute.

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  5. I linked to your post on my blog. Thanks for the great tut!!

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