Monthly Archives: May 2013

We’re almost at the end of another school year…..

And so here I am starting with teacher gifts again this year.  I thought and thought about what I could make for the teachers this year and I decided that I wanted to make something that would be both useful and (of course) pretty!  I found a pattern for an idea pouch on michellepatterns.com and decided that it would be the perfect gift for a teacher, both practical and pretty.  I picked up the fabrics at the Hobby Lobby and I finished the first one today.

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It has a cute little pouch in it for pens/pencils and it holds a regular composition notebook perfectly, you wouldn’t want it any smaller.

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I added some leather buttons and ribbon to tie it closed.  I think it looks very cute and the girls both want to claim it for themselves rather than their teachers!  I told them they may get one in the future….

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I also received my “TheSavvyQuilter.ca” quilt labels today in the mail so I couldn’t wait to get this project together.  Now my first label is used and I only have 999 left, what am I going to do with all of those labels??

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I am very happy with them, I purchased them through Kikikreations and she did an excellent job!  That’s all I have to share for today but there will be more idea pouches to come for sure!

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More PJ Pants

Here are a couple more photos of students in their pajama pants.  They are both so proud to have completed another project!  This is a fairly challenging project for them and I am very proud of their progress this year.  We are going to wrap up the sewing year with a scrappy quilt!

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My Quilted Weekender Bag

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I have been meaning to post about my Amy Butler Weekender bag since I finished it 2 weeks ago but just never got around to it so here it is!  I am very happy with how it turned out.  I used Pat Bravo fabrics by Art Gallery which I LOVE, most of the fabrics are from the Bazaar Style line and I added some Oval Elements.  I used the quilt as you go method which made for a very sturdy bag.  It stands on it’s own when empty and has a tonne of space inside.  I adjusted the straps to make them slightly longer than the pattern called for and added some feet to protect the quilted bottom.  I used it for the first time this previous weekend and fit all the clothes that I needed for a four day getaway!  I am planning on making the girls each one for Christmas since it would be perfect for a girls sleepover!

 

 

Getting Ready for Summer Sewing Camps!!

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I finally started planning and preparing for the Kids Summer Sewing Camps!  I am very excited to share some of the projects that the students will be sewing themselves this summer.  As this is my first summer of camps I have to admit I was a little intimidated thinking of all of the planning and sample preparations I would have to do.  But I think the best thing was for me to just dig in and start making my patterns and samples.  This is the first sample I have completed.  It is the “On-the-go” snack bag, a very simple but practical project for the kids to sew and use.  We will be doing this project in our week themed “Back to School.”