Mia is nearly done with year one (pretty much 1st grade but the ages are about a year younger than the States)....So..... we had to make her teacher a thank you gift so she knows how much she means to us! Mia gave input for the design and helped me along the way. I thought I'd share what we did here, so perhaps next year you can use this idea for your teacher gift.
This PDF Download sewing pattern is for a patchwork style tote with apple motif, including felt leaf and stem detailing. It can also be made from a solid fabric for the apple template, for an even faster sew. The bag makes a great Teacher gift, especially when stocked with items like coffee, sweets, and pretty pens. <3 :="" nbsp="" span="">
The pattern shows how to make your own patchwork "sheet" which you then use for the apple template piece.
Included are digitally drawn pattern pieces for the apple, stem, and leaf. Step by step photos walk you through the entire process, from cutting to appliqueing, to tote construction. This pattern is 18 pages with color photos on every page. Just print the pattern page (18) and follow the instructions on your iPad or computer device.
Materials needed: 4 fat quarters or 1 yard of fabric for tote, scraps for apple and felt scraps for leaf and stem.
Fusible medium weight interfacing: 1/2 yard Optional quilt batting 1/2 yard
Webbing for fast handles: 1 yard (or use fabric left over from tote 1/4 yard)
Finished bag measures approx 14" x 12"
Yes you may sell your finished totes on a homemade scale. Please give credit to my pattern shop for good karma.
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I added the worn at the very end, cutting into the apple slightly then inserting the worm and stitching it in place. We think Mrs. B will love her "mini beast tote", especially since we loaded it up with super "American" things like Dunkin' Donuts coffee, neon note pads, smelly felt tips, "candy" hamburgers, Tootsie Pops, and other fun stuff. Mia thinks it's extra neat she was born in Texas, and asked to bring a longhorn to class, but I had to draw the line somewhere.