Thursday, June 30, 2016

A teacher's gift

This past school year has been a year of change for my family, as my son started high school and my daughter started in a French Immersion school. It has been challenging for my daughter, as she is a year behind her classmates. The school is a grade one entry only, but they made an exception for my daughter and allowed her in at grade 2. Thanks to her wonderful teacher though, we feel it's been the best thing for her and she's getting a far better education than in our local English school.

So I wanted to make a little something to say thank you to this great teacher. I used the same tutorial as in my previous post, found on Moda Bake Shop HERE. This time, I used the same size strips as in the tutorial, whereas in the other one, they were cut a bit smaller, so I had used more. I used the fusible fleece to line the outer pieces and a light interfacing for the lining.

I just stitched in the ditch to quilt it this time and made a small square pocket on the lining.

For the zipper, I made end tabs again...I really like doing zippers this way! You can see, it's shorter than the lining and outer fabrics, so it makes it easy to sew up the sides, with less bulk.

And the finished bag...

I think these make great gifts as they are different than what you can buy in a store, and are fun to make. It's a great way to use up left over squares from a charm pack! I'm sure I'll be making more of these...but not for awhile. I'm going in for gallbladder surgery, so I don't expect to be sewing much in July.

Thanks for dropping by and happy stitching!

1 comment:

mimi'sdarlins said...

It's beautiful Karen, and I'm sure will be a much appreciated gift! I love your colors, and the final photo has such a perfect backdrop with the pansies :)