This autumn I will become class teacher for my very own class one of 25 pupils. Instead of keeping the crayons in baskets I decided to make a crayon roll for each child. It will be a nice gift on the first day of school, and in the long run it will keep the classroom more orderly. The crayon pouch will hold 10 Stockmar block crayons and 20 stick crayons. This is how I made the crayon rolls:
- Piece of heavy fabric 35 x 45 cm (14x18 "). I used cotton place mats*.
- Matching thread.
- Cotton Ribbon (90 cm / 35").
- To make the pockets, fold over the side long sides of the fabric and pin.
For the block crayons 4 cm (1.5") and for the stick crayons 7.5 cm (3").
- Fold the ribbon in half and pin it in the centre of a short side.
- Sew down the sides 1 cm from the edge, attaching the ribbon at the same time.
- Measure ten crayon pockets, each approximately 4.3 cm wide, at the top and the bottom and mark out with chalk. I made the pockets for the block and stick crayons the same width. You can fit two stick crayons in one pocket.
- Sew along the the chalk lines.
*To save time on cutting and hemming individual pieces of fabric I bought cotton place mats from IKEA. They were only SEK 10 each and came in a range of colours.