For months now I've considered making little crayon art kits for the kiddos for church and other times when they need a quiet activity. We have my nephew's name for Christmas among the cousins. My SIL mentioned that he would like a crayon roll. That suggestion got me in gear to finally do this project.
I saw these cute kits done by Kris at Summer at Grandma's House. She used this tutorial, and I did the same.
I actually put together 13 packs, but only finished four--three for my kids and one for my nephew. I didn't sew the dividing lines on the others yet. I am holding onto them for quick birthday gifts for friends. I'll finish them up when I decide what to slip inside and make the sections to fit the contents.
I made just a couple changes to the tutorial. I edge-stitched the entire thing because I think it looks much nicer. I spaced my dividing lines a bit differently. I also added a hair elastic and button to close them rather than the twill tape. This worked perfectly. To get the measurement on the button right, I arranged the contents and folded the pack. Then I marked my spot for the button and sewed it on. I spaced my sections such that the button was behind the section with the notebook to make it easier to sew on.
These are the unfinished kits. I have duplicates of a few of these. This was great, simple sewing for the past weekend when I needed something to take my mind off the awful events of the weekend. Like many of you, sewing is my therapy.