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Colored Pencil Roll


One of my favorite things about being a blogger is getting to try out new craft supplies! And today I have a fun one– DMC has a couple of new materials– mesh fabric and CORK fabric


The mesh is what I used for my project–  It comes in a roll of fabric that is a 10 inch by 10 inch sheet.  And it’s reversible!!  Gold on one side, silver on the other.


The cork is pretty too–has a few flecks of gold in it!


It’s sewable AND stitchable! So I whipped up a fun colored pencil roll! and here’s how!

You’ll need:

  • DMC Mesh Fabric
  • DMC embroidery floss in desired colors
  • Bias tape
  • Two rectangles of Fabric

I didn’t realize how many amazing colors DMC has! Look at all those pinks!


I didn’t take a lot of photos of me embroidering–basically because I was winging it! I stitched x’s that were 6×6…and the mesh plays with your eyes (or maybe I’m just getting old) so I totally whipped out my OTTLITE to help! It worked awesome for counting out my x’s!


I ended up whip this cute flower! (I stitched on the silver side!) To turn it into the colored pencil roll I trimmed the mesh down to about 6 inches and added some bias tape across the top.



Took a piece of fabric and measured how far apart I wanted each pencil to sit.


Grabbed a piece of fabric that matched the same size (for the back) and more bias tape…pink this time!


and sandwiched them all together and pinned the bias tape around.

pin-around-the-edges Before I added the ribbon to tie around I filled it with colored pencils (I love these fun prismacolor ones!)
coloring-pencils-holders Then roll it up and see how much ribbon (or bias tape sewed together) you will need. Then attach.
sew-on-ribbon It’s a perfect little on the go roll! I love how fun the mesh looks with the pencils!  cutest-roll-up And rolls up so nice and small!  roll-up Pretty little flower! embroidered-rose

If you are looking for a fun coloring page go HERE. coloring-printables fun-art-supply-holder

This would make the cutest gift idea! Pair with your favorite coloring book (I love this one!) and give to anyone who LOVES the coloring trend!


You can also put in crochet hooks, sharpies, paint brushes…even makeup brushes!  colored-pencil-roll-diy

Such a fun new product! Go grab some and try it out!  dmc-mesh-and-cork

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.