Get your child’s creative juices flowing with this handy travel drawing station! Standing like a mini easel, this drawing station holds up to 20 colour pencils/markers, and a good stack of folded A4 papers. Easy to set up, and easy to clean up—just fold it, tie it, and carry it!

Travel Drawing Easel

What you need

PDF Pattern*
Main fabric (we are using yellow polkadot fabric)
Inner fabric (ours is pink)
Ribbon for the ties and handle
Flat elastic band
Heavy interfacing*
2 pieces of 10 1/8 inches x 6 6/8 inches cardboard*



Instructions

Notes:
1. Print Travel Drawing Easel Pattern without any page scaling, and attach them in the following order:
A1, A2
B1, B2
C1, C2
2. Heavy interfacing is optional if your fabric is thick enough like canvas fabric.
3.  We are using plastic corrugated cardboard, but you may substitute it with regular corrugated board or any other sturdy board
easel-bag
Step 1 : Body A1
003
Cut fabric according to pattern instructions, and mark the spots for the elastic band on Body A1.
004
With the fabric right side up, pin elastic across Body A1 according to the your markings.
005
3/8 inches from the left edge, start marking below the elastic every 1 inch. These markings are where you will be top stitching later to create “containers” for your colour pencils to sit in.
006

Optional: On the wrong side of the fabric, iron on a strip of interfacing right beneath where the elastic sits. This strengthens the fabric and prevents it from pulling since the elastic will stretch slightly while holding the colour pencils.

 007
Top stitch on the 1 inch markings you made earlier to hold the elastic down. You may either knot the ends or simply backstitch them so that they do not unravel.
008
Fold the bottom hem under (approximately 3/8 inches), and stitch [see next image].
009
Step 2: Body A2 
010
Optional: Iron on a strip of interfacing onto the top hem (wrong side of fabric).
With the fabric wrong side up, fold down the top hem approximately 3/8 inches and stitch.
 011
This is what you should have on the right side of the fabric
Step 3: Body B 
012
Fold fabric into half lengthwise, and mark the fold.
013
Open up the fabric, and pin ribbon onto the fold you marked, so that the ribbon is centered vertically on the fabric. Add some extra length in the middle of the ribbon so that it becomes a handle.
014
Cut 2 strips of ribbon measuring 13 inches each. Pin them onto the center of the bottom hem, as well as the top hem. These will be your ribbon ties.
015
You will now have what looks like a present!
016
Step 4: Attaching the pieces together 
At the bottom of the hem, place Body A1 on top of Body B, right sides together. The stitched edge of Body A1 must be on top. Line up raw edges.
017
Similarly, at the top of the hem, place Body A2 on top of Body B. Both stitched edges of Body A1 & A2 must meet, and may overlap very slightly. This will be the opening of the pocket for the paper to be placed in.
018
Pin all around, and stitch.
019
When you reach the corners, just keep sewing in a straight line, and start a new stitch 90 degrees in the other direction. You may also curve the edge if you like.
020
Carefully turn it inside out from the opening.
021
Press the edges flat, and top stitch all around.
 022
Insert both cardboard pieces through the opening (trim if necessary). These cardboard pieces enable the drawing station to stand like an easel.
023
And you’re done!
024
Fold a stack of A4 papers into half and slide one half of the stack into the opening.
025
If your colour pencils/marker pens are slim, you may be able to fit 2 at a time.
 026
Use your travel drawing station flat like a book!
027
Or prop it up like an easel for your little artist
028
Tip: To keep the easel standing sturdily, bring the ribbon tie across to the other side and simply tie a bow [see next image].
029
031

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Get your child’s creative juices flowing with this handy travel drawing station! Standing like a mini easel, this drawing station holds up to 20 colour pencils/markers, and a good stack of folded A4 papers. Easy to set up, and easy to clean up—just fold it, tie it, and carry it!

Travel Drawing Easel

What you need

PDF Pattern*
Main fabric (we are using yellow polkadot fabric)
Inner fabric (ours is pink)
Ribbon for the ties and handle
Flat elastic band
Heavy interfacing*
2 pieces of 10 1/8 inches x 6 6/8 inches cardboard*



Instructions

Notes:
1. Print Travel Drawing Easel Pattern without any page scaling, and attach them in the following order:
A1, A2
B1, B2
C1, C2
2. Heavy interfacing is optional if your fabric is thick enough like canvas fabric.
3.  We are using plastic corrugated cardboard, but you may substitute it with regular corrugated board or any other sturdy board
easel-bag
Step 1 : Body A1
003
Cut fabric according to pattern instructions, and mark the spots for the elastic band on Body A1.
004
With the fabric right side up, pin elastic across Body A1 according to the your markings.
005
3/8 inches from the left edge, start marking below the elastic every 1 inch. These markings are where you will be top stitching later to create “containers” for your colour pencils to sit in.
006

Optional: On the wrong side of the fabric, iron on a strip of interfacing right beneath where the elastic sits. This strengthens the fabric and prevents it from pulling since the elastic will stretch slightly while holding the colour pencils.

 007
Top stitch on the 1 inch markings you made earlier to hold the elastic down. You may either knot the ends or simply backstitch them so that they do not unravel.
008
Fold the bottom hem under (approximately 3/8 inches), and stitch [see next image].
009
Step 2: Body A2 
010
Optional: Iron on a strip of interfacing onto the top hem (wrong side of fabric).
With the fabric wrong side up, fold down the top hem approximately 3/8 inches and stitch.
 011
This is what you should have on the right side of the fabric
Step 3: Body B 
012
Fold fabric into half lengthwise, and mark the fold.
013
Open up the fabric, and pin ribbon onto the fold you marked, so that the ribbon is centered vertically on the fabric. Add some extra length in the middle of the ribbon so that it becomes a handle.
014
Cut 2 strips of ribbon measuring 13 inches each. Pin them onto the center of the bottom hem, as well as the top hem. These will be your ribbon ties.
015
You will now have what looks like a present!
016
Step 4: Attaching the pieces together 
At the bottom of the hem, place Body A1 on top of Body B, right sides together. The stitched edge of Body A1 must be on top. Line up raw edges.
017
Similarly, at the top of the hem, place Body A2 on top of Body B. Both stitched edges of Body A1 & A2 must meet, and may overlap very slightly. This will be the opening of the pocket for the paper to be placed in.
018
Pin all around, and stitch.
019
When you reach the corners, just keep sewing in a straight line, and start a new stitch 90 degrees in the other direction. You may also curve the edge if you like.
020
Carefully turn it inside out from the opening.
021
Press the edges flat, and top stitch all around.
 022
Insert both cardboard pieces through the opening (trim if necessary). These cardboard pieces enable the drawing station to stand like an easel.
023
And you’re done!
024
Fold a stack of A4 papers into half and slide one half of the stack into the opening.
025
If your colour pencils/marker pens are slim, you may be able to fit 2 at a time.
 026
Use your travel drawing station flat like a book!
027
Or prop it up like an easel for your little artist
028
Tip: To keep the easel standing sturdily, bring the ribbon tie across to the other side and simply tie a bow [see next image].
029
031

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Get your child’s creative juices flowing with this handy travel drawing station! Standing like a mini easel, this drawing station holds up to 20 colour pencils/markers, and a good stack of folded A4 papers. Easy to set up, and easy to clean up—just fold it, tie it, and carry it!

Travel Drawing Easel

What you need

PDF Pattern*
Main fabric (we are using yellow polkadot fabric)
Inner fabric (ours is pink)
Ribbon for the ties and handle
Flat elastic band
Heavy interfacing*
2 pieces of 10 1/8 inches x 6 6/8 inches cardboard*



Instructions

Notes:
1. Print Travel Drawing Easel Pattern without any page scaling, and attach them in the following order:
A1, A2
B1, B2
C1, C2
2. Heavy interfacing is optional if your fabric is thick enough like canvas fabric.
3.  We are using plastic corrugated cardboard, but you may substitute it with regular corrugated board or any other sturdy board
easel-bag
Step 1 : Body A1
003
Cut fabric according to pattern instructions, and mark the spots for the elastic band on Body A1.
004
With the fabric right side up, pin elastic across Body A1 according to the your markings.
005
3/8 inches from the left edge, start marking below the elastic every 1 inch. These markings are where you will be top stitching later to create “containers” for your colour pencils to sit in.
006

Optional: On the wrong side of the fabric, iron on a strip of interfacing right beneath where the elastic sits. This strengthens the fabric and prevents it from pulling since the elastic will stretch slightly while holding the colour pencils.

 007
Top stitch on the 1 inch markings you made earlier to hold the elastic down. You may either knot the ends or simply backstitch them so that they do not unravel.
008
Fold the bottom hem under (approximately 3/8 inches), and stitch [see next image].
009
Step 2: Body A2 
010
Optional: Iron on a strip of interfacing onto the top hem (wrong side of fabric).
With the fabric wrong side up, fold down the top hem approximately 3/8 inches and stitch.
 011
This is what you should have on the right side of the fabric
Step 3: Body B 
012
Fold fabric into half lengthwise, and mark the fold.
013
Open up the fabric, and pin ribbon onto the fold you marked, so that the ribbon is centered vertically on the fabric. Add some extra length in the middle of the ribbon so that it becomes a handle.
014
Cut 2 strips of ribbon measuring 13 inches each. Pin them onto the center of the bottom hem, as well as the top hem. These will be your ribbon ties.
015
You will now have what looks like a present!
016
Step 4: Attaching the pieces together 
At the bottom of the hem, place Body A1 on top of Body B, right sides together. The stitched edge of Body A1 must be on top. Line up raw edges.
017
Similarly, at the top of the hem, place Body A2 on top of Body B. Both stitched edges of Body A1 & A2 must meet, and may overlap very slightly. This will be the opening of the pocket for the paper to be placed in.
018
Pin all around, and stitch.
019
When you reach the corners, just keep sewing in a straight line, and start a new stitch 90 degrees in the other direction. You may also curve the edge if you like.
020
Carefully turn it inside out from the opening.
021
Press the edges flat, and top stitch all around.
 022
Insert both cardboard pieces through the opening (trim if necessary). These cardboard pieces enable the drawing station to stand like an easel.
023
And you’re done!
024
Fold a stack of A4 papers into half and slide one half of the stack into the opening.
025
If your colour pencils/marker pens are slim, you may be able to fit 2 at a time.
 026
Use your travel drawing station flat like a book!
027
Or prop it up like an easel for your little artist
028
Tip: To keep the easel standing sturdily, bring the ribbon tie across to the other side and simply tie a bow [see next image].
029
031

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Get your child’s creative juices flowing with this handy travel drawing station! Standing like a mini easel, this drawing station holds up to 20 colour pencils/markers, and a good stack of folded A4 papers. Easy to set up, and easy to clean up—just fold it, tie it, and carry it!

Travel Drawing Easel

What you need

PDF Pattern*
Main fabric (we are using yellow polkadot fabric)
Inner fabric (ours is pink)
Ribbon for the ties and handle
Flat elastic band
Heavy interfacing*
2 pieces of 10 1/8 inches x 6 6/8 inches cardboard*



Instructions

Notes:
1. Print Travel Drawing Easel Pattern without any page scaling, and attach them in the following order:
A1, A2
B1, B2
C1, C2
2. Heavy interfacing is optional if your fabric is thick enough like canvas fabric.
3.  We are using plastic corrugated cardboard, but you may substitute it with regular corrugated board or any other sturdy board
easel-bag
Step 1 : Body A1
003
Cut fabric according to pattern instructions, and mark the spots for the elastic band on Body A1.
004
With the fabric right side up, pin elastic across Body A1 according to the your markings.
005
3/8 inches from the left edge, start marking below the elastic every 1 inch. These markings are where you will be top stitching later to create “containers” for your colour pencils to sit in.
006

Optional: On the wrong side of the fabric, iron on a strip of interfacing right beneath where the elastic sits. This strengthens the fabric and prevents it from pulling since the elastic will stretch slightly while holding the colour pencils.

 007
Top stitch on the 1 inch markings you made earlier to hold the elastic down. You may either knot the ends or simply backstitch them so that they do not unravel.
008
Fold the bottom hem under (approximately 3/8 inches), and stitch [see next image].
009
Step 2: Body A2 
010
Optional: Iron on a strip of interfacing onto the top hem (wrong side of fabric).
With the fabric wrong side up, fold down the top hem approximately 3/8 inches and stitch.
 011
This is what you should have on the right side of the fabric
Step 3: Body B 
012
Fold fabric into half lengthwise, and mark the fold.
013
Open up the fabric, and pin ribbon onto the fold you marked, so that the ribbon is centered vertically on the fabric. Add some extra length in the middle of the ribbon so that it becomes a handle.
014
Cut 2 strips of ribbon measuring 13 inches each. Pin them onto the center of the bottom hem, as well as the top hem. These will be your ribbon ties.
015
You will now have what looks like a present!
016
Step 4: Attaching the pieces together 
At the bottom of the hem, place Body A1 on top of Body B, right sides together. The stitched edge of Body A1 must be on top. Line up raw edges.
017
Similarly, at the top of the hem, place Body A2 on top of Body B. Both stitched edges of Body A1 & A2 must meet, and may overlap very slightly. This will be the opening of the pocket for the paper to be placed in.
018
Pin all around, and stitch.
019
When you reach the corners, just keep sewing in a straight line, and start a new stitch 90 degrees in the other direction. You may also curve the edge if you like.
020
Carefully turn it inside out from the opening.
021
Press the edges flat, and top stitch all around.
 022
Insert both cardboard pieces through the opening (trim if necessary). These cardboard pieces enable the drawing station to stand like an easel.
023
And you’re done!
024
Fold a stack of A4 papers into half and slide one half of the stack into the opening.
025
If your colour pencils/marker pens are slim, you may be able to fit 2 at a time.
 026
Use your travel drawing station flat like a book!
027
Or prop it up like an easel for your little artist
028
Tip: To keep the easel standing sturdily, bring the ribbon tie across to the other side and simply tie a bow [see next image].
029
031

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Travel Drawing Easel

Get your child’s creative juices flowing with this handy travel drawing station! Standing like a mini easel, this drawing station holds up to 20 colour pencils/markers, and a good stack of folded A4 papers. Easy to set up, and easy to clean up—just fold it, tie it, and carry it!

Travel Drawing Easel

What you need

PDF Pattern*
Main fabric (we are using yellow polkadot fabric)
Inner fabric (ours is pink)
Ribbon for the ties and handle
Flat elastic band
Heavy interfacing*
2 pieces of 10 1/8 inches x 6 6/8 inches cardboard*



Instructions

Notes:
1. Print Travel Drawing Easel Pattern without any page scaling, and attach them in the following order:
A1, A2
B1, B2
C1, C2
2. Heavy interfacing is optional if your fabric is thick enough like canvas fabric.
3.  We are using plastic corrugated cardboard, but you may substitute it with regular corrugated board or any other sturdy board
easel-bag
Step 1 : Body A1
003
Cut fabric according to pattern instructions, and mark the spots for the elastic band on Body A1.
004
With the fabric right side up, pin elastic across Body A1 according to the your markings.
005
3/8 inches from the left edge, start marking below the elastic every 1 inch. These markings are where you will be top stitching later to create “containers” for your colour pencils to sit in.
006

Optional: On the wrong side of the fabric, iron on a strip of interfacing right beneath where the elastic sits. This strengthens the fabric and prevents it from pulling since the elastic will stretch slightly while holding the colour pencils.

 007
Top stitch on the 1 inch markings you made earlier to hold the elastic down. You may either knot the ends or simply backstitch them so that they do not unravel.
008
Fold the bottom hem under (approximately 3/8 inches), and stitch [see next image].
009
Step 2: Body A2 
010
Optional: Iron on a strip of interfacing onto the top hem (wrong side of fabric).
With the fabric wrong side up, fold down the top hem approximately 3/8 inches and stitch.
 011
This is what you should have on the right side of the fabric
Step 3: Body B 
012
Fold fabric into half lengthwise, and mark the fold.
013
Open up the fabric, and pin ribbon onto the fold you marked, so that the ribbon is centered vertically on the fabric. Add some extra length in the middle of the ribbon so that it becomes a handle.
014
Cut 2 strips of ribbon measuring 13 inches each. Pin them onto the center of the bottom hem, as well as the top hem. These will be your ribbon ties.
015
You will now have what looks like a present!
016
Step 4: Attaching the pieces together 
At the bottom of the hem, place Body A1 on top of Body B, right sides together. The stitched edge of Body A1 must be on top. Line up raw edges.
017
Similarly, at the top of the hem, place Body A2 on top of Body B. Both stitched edges of Body A1 & A2 must meet, and may overlap very slightly. This will be the opening of the pocket for the paper to be placed in.
018
Pin all around, and stitch.
019
When you reach the corners, just keep sewing in a straight line, and start a new stitch 90 degrees in the other direction. You may also curve the edge if you like.
020
Carefully turn it inside out from the opening.
021
Press the edges flat, and top stitch all around.
 022
Insert both cardboard pieces through the opening (trim if necessary). These cardboard pieces enable the drawing station to stand like an easel.
023
And you’re done!
024
Fold a stack of A4 papers into half and slide one half of the stack into the opening.
025
If your colour pencils/marker pens are slim, you may be able to fit 2 at a time.
 026
Use your travel drawing station flat like a book!
027
Or prop it up like an easel for your little artist
028
Tip: To keep the easel standing sturdily, bring the ribbon tie across to the other side and simply tie a bow [see next image].
029
031

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