I decided to make some tote bags because what teacher doesn't need another tote bag, right? I used the same pattern as I did for the birthday tote, but eliminated all the piecing and made it a soft bag by just using fusible fleece and no decor bond or peltex.
I had all the fabric, etc in my stash so they went together quickly. Even so, it was still after 10pm when I finished the first one. I discovered that my topstitching gets a little wonky after 10pm on a weeknight...Don't look too closely!
This one was for a teacher who is leaving for a fantastic opportunity at another school:
|Tote with our school logo so she|
won't forget us!
|The reverse side has the logo of the|
her new school. We are reluctantly
letting her go! :-(
This one- made the next night - was for my student teacher who is graduating. I put our school logo on one side and her name on the other.
|It was so wonderful working with|
her that we made her an honorary
|Her whole name was here, but|
I edited it out for her privacy.
The fantastic thing about these bags is that I made each of them in just under 2 hours from uncut fabric to finished tote bag!
The perfect weeknight sewing bliss!