Ohhh... this was so much fun, my friend.
I was super, duper late - I think I finished around 2am at night... The next morning, before anyone else got up, I got outside (still in PJs) and took pictures for you. Filled the pouches with goodies and only two hours later they were already gifted to the best teachers in town.
But let me start at the beginning.
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Remember. This was the plan.
Two Wee Braw Bags for my daughter's teachers and a Glitta Pouch or See It All Pouch for my sons teacher. First of all, I missed one teacher. Hahahah, so I had to make four items in total... And then my kids convinced me to make four See It All Pouches instead - plus a bonus Glitta Pouch for my daughter's fave teacher of all time.
So much about planning it all so well in advance... Speaking of - if you like to get your hands on the free template to plan your teacher gifts, just click here and I'll send them straight into your inbox.
The kids got to choose fabric and I think they've done a fab job...
Klara picked neon Betsy (thankfully I had some scraps left as they are super pricey) and pink solids. Sami chose the very classic Cotton and Steel cats (sorry, I can't give you a link here - they seem to be pretty much sold out everywhere) and a solid as well. Unexpected but very good choice, I think.
I got the vinyl and some pink zippers... Ohh and remember, we are making four See It All Pouches now instead of the Wee Braw Bags!
Now, production line time. Fun fact - did you know that in my previous life (pre kids) I was working in the car industry, responsible for optimising the production line? So this would be easy, right?
So here we go... all fused, cut into shape and ready to go.
Klara asked to add something special for her fave teacher of all times... Sure, why not? If I can make four - I can also make five pouches, right?
She found some more neon Betsy and asked me to make a Glitta Pouch for Mrs Noble. Lucky teachers, if you'd asked me...
Those ghosts... I love them so much. Mostly because of their size, I think. Rule for the Glitta Pouch: the bigger the glitter chunks the more freely the glitter moves around in the pouch. Make sense, right?
Fine glitter is sticking a little more to the vinyl but also gives a lovely effect. A combination of both, chunky and fine glitter is what I love the best. The more the merrier - literally!
And now look at these. Neon Betsy + glitter is so, sooo good. I would have never combined them like this but dang, I have to make one of these for myself as well!
From here on - it was pretty much a long night shift... Maybe because I got distracted by Netflix?! Never watch a show where you actually have to pay attention. I ended up rewinding. All the time.
However. It was fun and these are the finished pouches. All filled up and ready to be gifted...
We added cards and wrapped them up using some super simple fabric yarn... Tadahhh!
Super simple yet very effective. I love how cute each little bundle looks and the kids looooved giving these to their teachers.
Ahh well... I will definitely make a Neon Betsy Glitta Pouch for me now. It would be a crime, not to. And maybe another one for Klara. Hmmm... I think I might have just enough scraps left.
Hope you are well and get to sew a little. Maybe even for your fave teachers.
Take care and have a fab summer!
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