Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Thank you teacher pouches

It's that time of year...... we have nearly made it to the end of term.  The summer holidays are nearly upon us.  So for my eldest daughter it's farewell to the two pre-schools she has been to.    So, it's been zippy pouch crazy round here for thank you teacher presents (and I am not alone, I have read three other posts full of zippy pouches today - so I feel in very good company)

Here are my efforts.


My daugher chose which fabrics she wanted for each teacher, and then I made them up into pouches using this wide mouthed zippy pouch tutorial.     It's a good tutorial, with three different sizes to choose from.

They have been filled with small notebooks, tissues and the obligatory chocolates.


I also made a fat quarters worth of dumplings...... terrible picture, if the sun would just shine my photography would improve!  Again these will be filled with chocolates and are thank you gifts for when my youngest daughter moves from the baby room to the next level!!

I have been trying to teach Hope to sew, and although she doesn't usually have the inclination or concentration to sew with me, this fabric reeled her in, and she made this bag with me in two sittings.

I enjoyed this pattern for a simple tote bag, as it doesn't have the gap in the bottom of the lining, instead the top stitching finishes off the bag so it's neat everywhere and really looks great inside and out.  


Look - it's reversible.





17 comments:

  1. What fab makes!! Love your teacher presents - teachers all across the Uk are going to be well-pouched this summer! How lovely to spend time sewing with your daughter - her little bag is very cute.

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  2. Great gifts! And your daughter is so cute! Way to go, Hope!

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  3. Wow Tanya, great pouches. What a lot of work! And I have seen other end of term zip pouches on my reader list too. Your girlie is a doll!

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  4. Lovely pouches and that tote is cute too - I use that method whenever I want to make a bag that's reversible. Great pictures of Hope modelling it!

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  5. The pouches are lovely and look even better 'in the flesh'. The teachers will love them. You have a good model with the bag too! Di x

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  6. Everything in this post is just too cute!

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  7. Great work with those pretty pouches and a great gift idea. You and your daughter must feel very proud of the tote bag. Great fabric works every time ;-)

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  8. cute tote and reversible! love your little pouches too x

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  9. Great leaving presents, and the fabric on the tote bag is gorgeous. Hx

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  10. Gorgeous pouches, I would have been so pleased to receive one! The tote bag is fab too, even more so because it's reversible!

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  11. Love the photos of your daughter Tanya!

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  12. What fabulous pouches - they have been popular this year as teachers gifts!

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  13. Great bags for teachers! I think that zippy pouch swap did a lot of us a lot of favours!

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