Kid’s Art Portfolio from Fabric Samples & Scraps

I made this kid’s art portfolio for my nephew. I made his art portfolio from some large fabric samples, some offcuts of Thomas the Tank Engine fabric and some other leftover bits and pieces.

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 scraps pieces.

Kid’s Art Portfolio Tutorial

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

Novice Applique Technique

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

I used washi tape because it was what I had but you could use masking tape.

Top Tip for Crayon Pockets

Extra Pencil Case

I had two extra Percy the Train and Fat Controller scraps so I decided to put them on either side of an extra little pencil case to go with the portfolio.

Here is the finished gift – reports are my nephew loves it! Phew!

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