Monday, May 7, 2012

(made) a colored pencil roll

It's no secret that I love to make gifts instead of just buying them.
My niece's 8th birthday is tomorrow, and even though her gift will be late,
I still wanted to make her something cute + useful.

My sister-in-law suggested a crayon roll;
I made once for another niece a couple of years ago and it was a big hit.
But since this niece is turning 8, not 3,
I decided to go for colored pencils instead of crayons.
It turned out SO adorable!
I hope she's going to love it. :)

I used The Pleated Poppy's crayon roll tutorial,
which is a really great one; I would highly recommend it if you want to make one!
I just changed up the measurements a little to fit pencils.

for the inside/outside/flannel lining pieces
8" x 16"
pocket piece
10" x 16"
instead of stitching the pockets 1" apart,
I did them 3/4" apart.
{with these measurements, I made 18 pencil pockets + some extra fabric,
which I just trimmed off so I would have an even number of pockets}

You can use those measurements + Lindsey's tutorial to make your own
colored pencil roll! They really do make wonderful gifts. ;)

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11 comments:

Domesticated-Bliss said...

What an adorably thoughtful gift! You could use that for makeup brushes too!

Beth said...

Very sweet - I also usually prefer making gifts.

The Bonjour Four said...

absolutely adorable! wish i were as talented as you are!

Leilani @ Soleil Selene said...

I can't wait to learn to sew. I would love to start making gifts instead of buying them. Great job!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Homemade gifts truly are the best. This is so cute! I bet your niece really liked it!

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MontyBear said...

I made this for my pencils since I move from classroom to classroom. Makes great gifts for teachers and a great stocking stuffer.