Child's Art Portfolio Made from Fabric Scraps and Samples

I made this kid’s art portfolio for my nephew as a birthday present using leftover fabric samples and scraps of kid’s fabric.

Kid’s Art Portfolio Tutorial 

I had two thick upholstery-type fabric samples, in bright red and navy blue check, and I thought they would work well with the Thomas the Tank Engine scrap pieces.

The fabric samples were just a smidgen off the measurements recommended in the tutorial I used, but I decided to just go with it.

Sewing With Fabric Samples 

As the cardboard was around the edges, I thought maybe it was okay to leave it in to give it even more stiffness. It was a bit hard to sew through neatly, but it worked out okay.

Novice Applique Technique

I just folded the raw edges behind each scrap, ironed the fold, and machine-sewed it down around the edges.

Probably the best bit of Just Another Hang Up’s tutorial for me was her tip about how to get straight lines when sewing the crayon pockets using tape.

Top Tip For Crayon Pockets 

I had two extra Percy the Train and Fat Controller scraps that didn’t make it onto the art portfolio, so I decided to put them on either side of an extra little pencil case to go with the portfolio.

Extra Pencil Case