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
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.
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