Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holiday Sewing for Teachers

I really need to get back outside and finish raking/mulching the leaves in our yard. I posted this over at Sew-What's-New earlier today, and thought you'd like to see it too. After the raking, I plan to sew up some PJ pants for DH. I'll post those later today (hopefully).

Sewing for Teachers
Do you like to sew for your child's teacher? I do! This is a gift from last year that I thought might serve as inspiration.

Instead of giving the usual coffee mug or apple, stop by your favorite teacher's classroom, and take a look around. You may find that your sewing skills can fill a need. For instance, these are oversized pillows to be used in the Reading Nook of a classroom. Take the project one step further and make removable pillow covers (for easy washing) that are personalized with your teacher's name..

Other ideas:

Cabinet curtains - to hide the supplies

Seat sacks - Also known as chair pockets (tutorial coming soon!) or slipcovers for the student's chair to hold books or school supplies - a great organizer!

Fabric boxes - large or small to hold folders or paper clips, etc.

Baggie Books - Reusable bags with a clear vinyl pocket on the front (to insert a card with the child's name on it). Kids use these to take home a book for nightly reading.

What are you going to sew for your favorite teacher this year?

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