They are fun, useful and easy to make, especially for a beginner!
Fabric- 100% Cotton is preferred
-6×15″ Main Pattern (tell the cut counter 6″ or 1/6th of a yard, that amount would be good for 2 crayon rolls)
-6×4″ Contrasting Fabric
Fold over the top of the fabric twice and press. Sew to hem it. Do this for both the main pattern and the contrasting fabric. These edges will be the tops of the crayon pockets and the paper pocket.
Next, place your contrasting pocket on the main fabric, about an inch from the top. You can pin it in place or just hold it.
Now sew your lines for crayon pockets. They need to be about 1/2″-3/4″ apart. Make sure to lock your stitches in at the top and bottom of each dividing line by going in reverse for a couple of stitches before continuing straight. Don’t sew the lines for each of the far sides, leave a little extra space because those sides will be folded into the hem.
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After all of your lines are sewn, trim all of your strings, on both the back and the front of your fabric.
Next, fold over the side edges by about 1/4″ and press them. After doing that you can fold the main fabric at the bottom of the crayon pockets and fold the top so that the top edge is tucked under the paper pocket by atleast a 1/2″. Also, add your ribbon, folded in half between the two edges of the fabric.
Now you can finish up by sewing around the edges of the square. Try to stay close to the edge.
After sewing the edges you can trim your remaining strings and fill your pockets. The paper pocket is a perfect size of 1/4 sheets of paper. I sometimes like to use coloring page printables, like I did for my son’s Toy Story Party. You can find lots of free coloring pages here. When you print them, just use the setting 4-per-page. Paper and scrap paper still work fine! Kids can use their imagination for some fun!