The velcro closure keeps everything nice and secure and it folds up easily with a handle for traveling!
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DIY Art Caddy Tutorial
Outer fabric (14.5″ x 12″) I added a decorative strip of fabric to my outer fabric, but this is optional. You can use the same fabric for the outer fabric and the lining fabric.
Lining fabric (14.5″ x 12″)
Thin quilt batting (14.5″ x 12″)
Upper pocket (12″ x 6.5″)
Lower pocket (12″ x 8″)
Straps (3″ x 12″) x 2
2. Fold the upper pocket in half (right sides together) and sew along the long side. Turn right side out, press, and top stitch along the top.
3. Mark 2″ increments along the pocket.
4. Find the midway point on the lining/batting piece and mark with a pin. Place pocket 1″ above the pin and pin in place.
6. Stitch across the bottom. You will now have 6 sections to hold crayons, etc.
7. Place half of the Velcro 3/4″ from the top and center it with the sides. Pin. Stitch in place.
8. Fold the bottom pocket in half, right-side-out, leaving the sides and bottom edges raw. Top stitch along the top. Press.
10. Fold each strap in half, right sides together and stitch along the side. Turn right side out and top stitch along the side seams. Leave ends raw.
11. Pin straps 3″ from the sides of the lining piece on each side, lining raw edges up.
13. Stitch all the way around with a 3/8″ seam.
14. Turn right side out, and fold raw edges of the opening closed. Pin. Top stitch around entire fabric caddy.
15. Top stitch a seam along the midway point of the caddy to make it easier to fold in half when closing.
My girls love the Kwik Stix sets that I picked up for them. Kwik Stix are solid Tempera paint sticks! No mess, no prep, no brushes, smocks, or water. I don’t mind the mess of painting with my kids and don’t see these as a replacement, but more as a quick and fun supplement! Especially since they dry in under 2 minutes. Since it is twistable, the child has complete control as they create their masterpiece. I love that they work on cardboard, wood, poster board and even canvas!
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