Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Teacher Appreciation 2011

There were a lot of these made:

Which got braided into these:

I tried my hand at these:

And learned that my hot glue turns yellow when dried…ah well:

All of the above to make these:

I LOVE these bags! I can only hope that the teachers loved them as much as I do! 

The pattern didn’t turn out exactly like I envisioned it; it needs a bit more tweaking before I share it with everyone—but the shape and overall size turned out great.

The inside only ended up with one pocket:

In the next version I may add a bit more in terms of pocket spaces…still a work in progress.

I had such a great time working on this pattern and all these bags! I’m planning a version for myself as well…and am thinking I need to start naming my patterns. Right now they are filed under: “teacher (insert year)”—not much fun and not easy to remember which one is which…

Overall, I’m glad I tried my hand at pattern making again—I learned a lot about drafting patterns for last year’s bags (here and here) and learned even more form this years (preschool teacher wristlets and totes)!

I hope all our teachers are enjoying their new bags!  Summer vacation officially starts today! 



The Mama said...

These look great, I wish I knew how to sew. Really pretty!

Jenn Erickson said...

New follower by way of the Creative Bloggers hop at Homemaker on a Dime! So pleased to meet you.

Your bags turned out beautifully! What lucky teachers. I love the way that the striped fabric looks on the braids and the rosettes. Well done!

Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

Melissa said...

I love them! So cute, and the braids are adorable. I'm going to try to braid now. I'm a new follower from Homemaker on a Dime's blog hop. If you want to increase your Facebook and Twitter following, come link up today at my hop:

Lianne said...

What cute totes! I love them! You did a really excellent job!

mmbear said...

Hi! I stopped by from the Blog Hop and now a new follower thru GFC. I did not see a FB badge so if you need me to come back for that, let me know. I would love a follow back also when you get a chance. I know with the holiday it will be hectic so take your time, no rush. Happy 4th of July and see ya soon!


Andie said...

I think I collect bags like many people collect shoes. Love your different styles and designs on this page! I'm a new follower from the "you like me" hop

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love this! This is so pretty!
Follow me back on GFC and link to the French Obsession party! This is super!

Jenn said...

Great tote. It turned out so good and looks a little different than your average tote bag. I LOVE it!

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