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Wool Craft ~ Budding Artist Gift Roll
Alex turned 13 yesterday. My baby is officially a teen. From Don and I this year, he got a good pocket knife, and some cash... but as I was going to bed, I realised that I really wanted to give him something homemade too. So I pulled out some of his favorite art supplies (and a new note book from a friend for his birthday) and made him a pencil roll with a sketch book holder.

It was super easy, so I thought I would share how, just in case someone has a budding artist in their family.

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  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Budding Artist Gift Roll - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you gather the materials.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Budding Artist Gift Roll - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then fold over the small piece of felt so that it fits almost the whole width of the books back cover and pin in place. Sew the flap down, coming in just slightly to make it snug on the book cover.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Budding Artist Gift Roll - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure the larger piece of felt and fold up the bottom 6 inches. This will make the pencil pocket and leave the piece about 10 inches high (just like the book holder piece).

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Budding Artist Gift Roll - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew down the sides of this flap pocket as well. Then mark off and pin each 1 1/4 inch across the entire pocket.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Budding Artist Gift Roll - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew this pocket down on the 1 1/4 inch marks across the entire pocket. When you are sewing down pockets like this, you always start the needle ON the pocket, back stitch over the pockets edge on the fabric and then stitch down again. This way, the stress point is never on the edge of the pocket and it makes your whole project last longer.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Budding Artist Gift Roll - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then you take the two pocket pieces (one opening on the left side (for the book) and the other (for the pencils) opening to the top) and pin them together. In that seam add the small piece of elastic to go around the button or, like I did, a recycled shoe lace. Sew up the seam with a small strait stitch and remember to back stitch a few times over the ties as this will be another point of stress.

    Add all your art supplies and fold up to tuck into a bag or carry on bag.

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Dana B.
Dana B. · 55 projects
This is most likely going to be my next project,It will come in so handy, Thanks so much!
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Asgards_Princess
Asgards_Princess · Leicester, England, GB · 33 projects
i love it!
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PixieDee
PixieDee · Milaca, Minnesota, US · 6 projects
I'm definitely going to make one!!!!!! Thanks for the great project idea Happy
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Demy
Demy · 1 project
I'm going to make this for my sister! She's an artist, so this would realy come in handy for her! ;D
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Manga Lover
Manga Lover
Awesome!!!
this is a great idea
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Rachel K.
Rachel K.
Wow, this is great! I love your projects. Your directions are always so easy to understand. Thanks so much! I'll be linking as well.
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Roxanne M.
Roxanne M. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 27 projects
THIS IS SOO COOL im making one for myself for fashion sketching. thanks for sharing!!!
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Sameero
Sameero · Tacoma, Washington, US · 1 project
This is an awesome idea! I wanna make one sometime. Great for keeping the sketchpad and pencils together when traveling.
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