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.
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.
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….
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??
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!
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!
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!
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.”