I got the idea for these cute little things from the blog Skip to my Lou. She has a really easy to follow tutorial there so check it out!! I made them as Christmas gifts for the nieces and Piper. They thought they were so cool!
I changed things up a bit. I was using scraps of fabric that I had lying around (many old Kozy scraps that were too small to use for Kozy stuff). I made mine taller because I wanted it to work for my favorite crayons. . . those twistable ones (they rock!!). Plus I wanted it to be able to be used with colored pencils etc. So mine is about 7-8" tall and the pockets are like 3-4" tall (so they would fit regular crayons too).
I also figured that the kids wouldn't be able to tie a ribbon to close it. So I used elastic instead and the kids can easily wrap it around after it is rolled up. I made the elastic 3" on each side, so I cut 7" and have about 6" of it sticking out.
I also didn't add any interfacing because I was using heavier bottom weight fabrics . . . mostly canvas. You may want to use interfacing if you are using quilting cottons, but with heavier fabrics it isn't needed.
Here they are all opened up so you can see the contrasting fabric, how I am using my elastic and how they hold the crayons!
They were pretty easy to sew, and since I used all fabric scraps, they were free!! Not too bad!