Make It! Mondays: Crayon Pouches

Blake just started realizing the magical potential of crayons. Over-achiever-mama-here still gets so excited at back-to-school supplies (I just bought two blank MEAD notepads yesterday at Target and I felt like a little kid in a candy shop), and I purchased a pack of Crayola's a while back for little B. First attempt at color-time-with-Blake resulted in a tasty Yellow Green crayon snack for Blake. A few weeks went by and we tried again, now I lay down newspapers to protect my nostalgic kitchen table handmade by my architect dad and Blake goes to town on blank computer paper. She grasps the crayons with such intensity. Maybe she has her architect-grandpa's-genes?

The other day a friend posted on Facebook these adorable crayon pouches she made for her son based off some pouches she spotted in California. Thank you Theresa for sharing your talent and adorable pouches! Be sure to check back soon as we spotlight Theresa in a future Super Mama Saturday. She balances both career as a Math Instructor at a local community college, family (wife to Ryan, mom to one-year-old Jack, and being totally talented in creative craftiness (Blake was blessed with some adorable burp rags from Theresa when Blakers was first born) :-)

Here are Theresa's instructions:
It was so simple. I cut two pieces of fabric 18 in x 7 in to be the front and back.

Then another piece of fabric 18 in x 8 in for the pocket. I folded the pocket fabric in half long ways (or hot dog style as I say in my arithmetic class) so that it is now 18 in x 4 in and sewed it to the right side of the back fabric.

Then I measured in 3 inches from the left side and sewed up the pocket at 1.25 in intervals so that I had 8 pockets for crayons.

Then I sewed the button on the front in the right spot for closure (this you just have to play around with to get it where you want it). I sewed the little loop on to the back fabric in the matching spot too.

Then, put the right sides of the fabric together and sew it using a 1/2 in seam allowance all the way around, be sure to save an opening to turn it (I left about a 4 in opening along the bottom).

Clip the corners, turn it and be sure you work the corners to get a nice square look. Then I did a top stitch across the bottom to close it up!

This one was made for the 8 large crayon pack, so if you are going to use regular size crayons you will want to adjust the width of the crayon pocket.

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Comment by Amy Malaise on August 9, 2010 at 11:26am
Love these! I may have to make some for stocking stuffers. Thanks for sharing!!!!



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