HANDMADE BY HILLARY: CRAYON BAG TUTORIAL

Our little Petite Lemon’s (aka our kiddos) LOVE to color!! So this month’s Handmade by Hillary, we created darling templates for you to follow to create your very own Crayon Bags. Crayon bags make it easy for your little ones to take their crayons and coloring books everywhere! Our free download template includes a robot, monster and a bull dog.

YOU WILL NEED:

– several colors of felt, choose colors based off the character you’ll be making

– 2 quantity, 10″ x 12″ pieces of fabric for your bag outside

– 2 quantity, 10″ x 12″ pieces for the bag lining

– ribbon for bag handle

– optional : buttons for eyes or embellishments

LET’S GET STARTED … 

STEP ONE: download our crayon bag template PDF (this PDF includes the monster, robot, and bull dog) and print out our template (and if you want to save ink, make sure to print our template on grayscale).

STEP TWO: pin on your pieces of felt to your template and cut them out. Also cut out your bag exterior and lining (quantities and sizes above).

 

STEP THREE: lay out the pieces on one of our outer 10×12″ fabric pieces to form your monster, then start pinning/sewing them on. Attach your crayon pocket last and to sew this on, sew only the bottom and sides to your character. Then sew lines 1″ apart to form the crayon pockets and attach the eyes.

STEP FOUR: with right sides together sew the 2 lining pieces together on the bottom and 2 sides, leaving the top open. Repeat with the outer 2 pieces — with right sides together sew the 2 outer pieces together on the bottom and 2 sides, leaving the top open.

STEP FIVE: turn you lining right side out & baste stitch the handles in place on both sides of the bag.

STEP SIX: place your lining with handles sewed to it, inside your outer bag — you will have right sides together and handles sandwiched in between. Pin & sew along the top of your bag leaving about 4″ un-sewn so you can turn the bag right side out.

STEP SEVEN: turn your bag so it is right side out and stuff the lining inside the bag. Top stitch along the top edge of your bag to sew the hole closed and to finish the bag.

Add crayons on let your little one have fun with their bag!!

Next week, we’re really excited to share our new big sister tshirt and big brother tshirt collection. Stay tuned!

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9 Responses to HANDMADE BY HILLARY: CRAYON BAG TUTORIAL

  1. Elizabeth Hayes says:

    I absolutely love this idea! I think these would make great party favors for my sons birthday party. His party will be pirate themed, do u have any suggestions or ideas on how to make these bags pirate themed?

    Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Elizabeth — great idea! I think maybe adding an eye patch over the bull dog might turn him into a pirate?! Happy Birthday to your little one! Cheers, Jessica

  2. Susan Landon says:

    I love the bag. They were so cute when you were making them. I can see that the model really likes them also. What a cutie. The pig tails are the best.

  3. Kim van der Steen says:

    Awesome idea! We made two today and they are fan-tas-tic! The step by step instructions are easy to follow and we had great fun putting the bags together. Thanks again for the great idea!

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