I wanted to make a little something extra to put with a birthday present I had bought for one of M's best friends. I left it completely until the last minute (this morning!) but remembered seeing a tutorial on the lovely Emma's blog that I have been wanting to try (thanks for sharing the tute Emma!)
I've made a texta/crayon roll before but this tutorial looked even quicker.
I am happy with how it turned out however I didn't like seeing the stitching on the back of the roll (since you just turn up the bottom part to make the pocket and stitch through that to make the texta/crayon pockets). I love the bias edging so will try modifying the way the roll is put together and come up with my own version. I used 1 layer of whisper weft interfacing and found it worked perfectly to give the roll the tiniest bit of body. Previously the interfacing I've used has made the roll much too stiff. I like rolls with the fold down top flap which ensures the texta's stay put. I don't see the point (at all!) of the rolls that don't have the top flap??
I'm happy with how it turned out and with the cute little notebook, I think it was a nice little extra pressie to go with the main present.
FWIW mum's seem to love these as presents for their kids. I'm not sure if they just haven't seen them before but whenever I've given them as presents, the mum's genuinely have the most fabulous reaction, it's great :)
On with the pics...
Unrolled without texta's (had to do a dash to the shops to buy a packet)
Back of the roll. See the stitching of all the pockets? I will modify it so that this is hidden next time
Unrolled with top flap down
Rolled up, filled with texta's and sitting on top of the cute little notebook