I have been working on some ideas for kids gifts recently, and trying out ideas and tweaking sizes whenever I have a moment at the sewing machine during the day. My 2 year old is a creative little person, and carries his crayons/oil pastels/Stockmar around in every sort of container you can imagine. So one of the things I wanted to work on was a crayon tote.
I have seen some really cute versions on some other blogs, but I didn't want a big roll ... I wanted a flat tote.
The first one I made for the Stockmar was *almost* right - but since they are fatter than the regular crayons, I didn't quite get it wide enough - but my second try was better.
I also made a longer version to hold the thinner triangle colors. I used cotton fabric for both sizes, but lined them in craft felt so there is some stiffness and weight. G picked out the fabric for the longer one I made today ... b&w fabrics with red thread & ribbon.
He spent a very long time after it was done putting them in ... taking them out ... putting them in ... taking them out...
I think I have a few little tweaks I still want to make to get everything just right, but I think it will make a cute gift template in the end!