Thursday, March 5, 2009

Green Week- Craft Pen Roll Up

I saw the cutest crayon roll-up in Fall '08 issue of Quilts & More Magazine. I loved it so much I thought I would sew one up for my craft pens. Not alone of course. I asked my crafty friend Lisa to help me make one. She helped me with the first one and it was a bit short, it is now Ethan's crayon roll-up. So, I tried for a second one, because I was on a roll! lol yes, I'm a dork. That was a bad joke. HA! Anyway, I used some beautiful GREEN fabrics I had been hoarding.The second time, was the charm. I simply altered the size a bit. ;) I used a fat quarter of the floral fabric (18" x 21" -approximately) & a fat 8th of the polka dot fabric (10 1/2" x 18"). I also used 2 ribbons the polka dot ribbon was for the outside (18") and a 36" of green ribbon to wrap around. Decorating the outside with a ribbon is totally optional.

It was pretty easy, after some fixed mistakes. lol I'm thinking of making another one for my nephew.

I'm horrible at instructions and I only took a picture of the finished roll-up. So, here is a great DIY I found online. Just alter the size with measurements stated above if you want it bigger.

Well, that is all I have today. I will be back tomorrow with another craft. :)




photography4me said... here is my take on the journal slipcover. The first one is also posted in my flickr but this one is the 2nd one. I find that the instructions when doing these things in the Quilts and More Mag. can be very confusing. And I too had help from my Boyfriends mother. I want to try that wrap one though. I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be to make one for all of my Make-up brushes...or yes even all of my favorite pens. My journal slipcovers were in the Quilts and Gifts mag. The one that displays until March 10th.
I love your blog and your daily posts. sooooo inspiring. And your roll up is gorgous!

Bona said...

Love the fabric. I asked my sister to make me one since she's much better in sewing than I am. heehee. I can't wait to get it. You can check it out here.

amytangerine said...

great job!!
you are a sewing genius!

photography4me said...

you know I totally forgot you put the measurments in the post already so please refrain from the twitter message about sending me a scanned picture. I'll figure it out with what you've already given us. and with the link. I'm excited about making one of these. Good Day!

Angela said...

You are so talented! I would have never thought of making one for pens! The fabric is really pretty too.

Beth Perry said...

THat is sooo pretty, girl! Good job!

Tiff said...

I love this. I have the perfect fabric to make my boys some of those! I love your idea of trimming the outside with the ribbon!

Amber said...

I love those. Yours looks great!!

I should show you the bag my mother in law made for maddison. It's so cute!

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Cass said...

Oooohhhh... I *love* the pen roll-up! Can I commission you to make me one? Please!

sandra said...

turned out great!
polka dot fabrics are so fun Ü