Years ago I used to sew crafts for my children and my cousins children. Now I find myself doing this for my grand children. This week was such fun taking scraps of fabric and creating a gift bag (that can be filled with gifts or filled with whatever the child wants to tote around) and two fabric rolled up pencil holders. I found a nice length of ballet fabric at the thrift store and quilted it with batting and bright pink backing and turned it into such a bag. (top of top photo); [In case you are wondering, I found bought fabric with musical instruments at Joanne's tonight and will get to work making my grand son a bag for his things too]
I used more scraps/fat quarters to make the two (one pink for the girl;
one green for the boy) pencil holders.
The frogs will bring a smile to grand sons face I am sure. Grand daughter will love the pink babies and balloons on the back of hers. This photo shows you how to roll up the pencil holder when done, with a tie to wrap it all up and hold things in place, as seen in the top photo.
They are held in place by a soft piece of white flannel & sewn with gold metallic thread.
And look, they stay in place even when held up side down, they do not fall out. Any artist young or old would love such a case for their art tools, no?
Beads keep the strings to close the bag in place. The backing comes forward to make that dark pink band at the top
and another to match is on the bottom *unseen here.