Monday, April 30, 2012

Canvas Bag {Teacher Appreciation}

Teacher appreciation is quickly approaching.  This year I am actually trying to plan in advance for what I want to give my boys teachers, rather than rushing out to the store and buying something impersonal.  I decided every teacher normally has a bag that they carry their daily supplies and book in, so what better gift than a bag?  Here is how I did it.

I bought a medium sized canvas bag at the store.  And picked out a scrap piece of fabric from my stash.

Sew all the way around your fabric so that you will not have any threads or raveling happening in case they have to wash it.

Pin your fabric on the top and bottom so that it will not move when sewing.

I sewed on all sides so that the fabric would not separate from the bag.  I started with the top and bottom straight across.  Then I moved to the sides and just gathered the fabric as I went down.

It's not perfect, but it was thought out and made by my hands.  I hope the teachers will love it.  And I think it's pretty cool that on the bottom of both sides, the fabric goes in a little.  Kinda makes it look like it's supposed to be that way, right?  HA!

Have you started planning for teacher appreciation yet?  Leave me a link to what you plan on giving, I would love to see!

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Make it a GREAT day!
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  1. What a darling idea!!! They will love it! :)

  2. That's a cute idea! Every teacher can use more totes, I'm pretty sure.:)

  3. Thanks for linking this up! I'll be featuring it on my blog on Saturday!


  4. Thanks again for sharing at Craft and Tell! You were featured today : )

  5. where can i subscribe by email for your updates? LOVE the bag!!!!!

  6. I love this and know that your teacher will, as well! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    Take care,


  7. I am oh so guilty of waiting til the last minute to get teacher gifts ready! Thanks for sharing this with us, I love the gathered front! Hope to see you again this week at Tip Toe Thru Tuesday!


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