Sunday, September 2, 2012

Preschool Teacher Gifts

My daughter's last day of preschool was on Friday. Unfortunately I didn't have it all together to give her teachers a gift but thought I could make up for it this coming Tuesday:) I wanted to make something handmade but debated on whether to make them some ruffled key fobs that I saw on EmptyBobbins blog post here So on Friday while the girls were in school I set out to make up a bunch. Shea used Alex's tutorial which by the way is really cool but I just couldn't get my ruffles to come out the way I'd like them to. I have a little bit of a perfectionist streak so if I give a handmade present I want it to look as professional as it can. I even tried to hand baste the ruffle piece but inevitably when I would go to sew it on the fob with my walking foot, the spacing of the ruffles just didn't look good. Oh well....back to the drawing board. So I thought....pouches! I had seen Noodlehead's tutorial for her open wide zippered pouches and thought these would be perfect. I whipped three up over the course of yesterday afternoon and evening and am really happy with the results.
So far I've learned I like the feel and body of using fusible fleece (I did that with this one):
Don't mind this picture as it looks like the top is not even....just the way I took the photo. Here are the other two:
The last pic is one I'm still adding the finishing touches needs a zipper tab
. Happy Labour Day Weekend!!


  1. Love all of these gifts! Especially the scrubs! I may have to try those myself:) The candy jar is a good idea too!
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