A tutorial to end Kids' Week!
I've made a handful of these lately. I've worked the bugs out of the pattern and am excited to share it with you! This kids' Coloring Travel Pack fits a A5 size pad of paper. Directions assume a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Happy Sewing.
For this project you'll need:
~About 1/3 yard of fabric + a large scrap of coordinating fabric
~2.5 inches of sew-on Velcro
~A 20 inch X 11 inch piece of batting (I like a warm and natural type batting)
~ Sewing machine
~ Basic sewing supplies
A - 9.5 X 7 inches (cut 2)
B - 9.5 X 5 inches
C - 7.25 X 7 inches (out of your coordinating scrap)
D - 7 X 3.34 inches (out of your coordinating scrap)
These pieces will combine to form the inside of your travel pack.
For the outside of your travel pack you will need a piece of fabric that is roughly 20 X 11 inches.
1) Iron 1/4 inch lengthwise on pieces C & D. Top stitch down.
2) Mark piece D, 1.25 inches from each side. From one of lines, continue marking every 1 inch. Use a fabric pencil or chalk.
taking extra care to back stitch over the opening.
inside portion of your travel pack.
outside material. Just eyeball it to the center. Sew it on.
outside, inside (right side down.) YOU MUST POSITION YOUR VELCRO OVER YOUR CRAYON SLOTS - the Velcro should be looking at your crayon slots when layered.
9) Sew all 3 layers together starting at piece B (the flap.) Leave a 3 inch slit for turning.
10) Trim off excess fabric, leaving 1/4 inch.
11) Turn right side out. Take care to push out the corners.
12) Top stitch over B (the flap) to close the slit. Continue to top stitch around the entire piece if desired.
14) Top stitch vertically where travel pack will fold.
Hope it is clearer than mud. If not, leave a comment and I'll try to clarify.