Quick Birthday Gift: Sew a Crayon Roll

Sew a crayon Roll
We went to a friends birthday party yesterday so I sewed up my standby birthday gift.  A Crayon Roll!
I was glad to get to use this cute birds and trees Heidi Grace print I got a while ago. These are cute and easy to sew!

Easy Handmade Birthday Gift Idea: Sew a Crayon Roll

Sew a Crayon roll - inside of a crayon roll

 For this crayon roll I used the Skip to My Lou  crayon roll up tutorial .  I'm liking the color combination on this one. Choosing high contrast colors makes makes these cuter I think.
Sew a Crayon roll - high contrast colors

Instead of the ribbon tie I usually add an elastic loop (elastic cording cut to 4 inches) and sew on a button. You can also use fold over elastic and skip the button. I didn't have any corded elastic on hand for the loop so I braided some 1/8 inch flat elastic which worked great in a pinch.
Sew a Crayon roll with button closure

Add a Coloring book to complete the gift

Pair this little roll-up with some coloring books and it makes a fun gift!!  My favorite thing is they only take a little over 30 minutes to make once you get the hang of them.  If you have a little one who loves coloring it's a must try!! Plus I don't know a kid who doesn't get excited for fresh crayons.
Sew a Crayon roll - rolled up crayons - top view

Make a Super Simple Tote bag to carry it in

You can even go the extra mile and make a matching tote bag to carry the crayons in coloring book. Check out my Super Simple Tote bag tutorial for a quick and easy tote bag to make. 

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  1. This is so cute, and I love the look of the braided elastic. I can't believe you can whip them up so quickly though, it would take me hours.

  2. So cute, love the colors of the fabric and the button too! A great gift also for Easter baskets too :)

  3. I love the braided elastic. What a great idea. I think I'll try it on something. :)

  4. I know this is kind of a goofy thing to pick out to like- but I really love the braided elastic! It looks really neat!

  5. i really love this. i will going to a few birthday parties this summer so i think i am going to give this a try. what a great gift!!!