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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Child's Apron & Crayon Art Portfolio

I like sewing small gifts for my grand nieces and nephews. I sent several homemade gifts along with a card and colouring folder (seen here) to my grand niece for her November birthday.

Mattie really has a lot of interests and hobbies. She likes Matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls) and when I found this fabric in the quilt shop I knew it would be perfect for her. I made a little fabric art portfolio based on a design 
from Gingercakes.

When closed the dimensions are 8" x 11" and 
when open, it measures 16" x 11". Pockets hold 
crayons, a colouring book, papers and or stickers.

Velcro was attached to the top of the case on either side to 
hold everything in place. I repeated the printed fabric on 
the crayon pocket and the divided pocket on the right side.  
A pink and white striped fabric was added to hold the colouring book.

Here's a close up of the crayon pocket. 
It easily holds 16 crayons, with room for a few extras!!

I thought a craft or art apron would be a great addition to her 
birthday gift!! I don't have a 'little one' close by to act as a model, 
so the matching apron was attached to a pillow for this picture!! 
Kinda looks goofy ... but hope you get the main idea!!


I used the same printed fabric and accented it with blue straps and ties as well as trim on the top of the pockets. You can see how  I matched the fabric pattern so the pockets sit perfectly onto the main body of the apron.

I'm sharing these projects at Sew Many Ways:  
Thanks for visiting today!
Karen C.


Kara said...

I love these nesting dolls too!! These are so beautifully made! The perfect row of dolls for the crayon pockets...the pocket on the apron perfectly matches the pattern on the apron! Beautiful work...perfect gift!

Sandy Kay said...

Karen, that is adorable!

craftmates said...

These are beautiful, Karen! I'm sure they will love it.- Irma.

Tracy said...

this is a wonderful gift! She will love it! And the fabric is so adorable - she's a lucky girl :-)

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So sweet and adorable!