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10 DIY Teacher Gifts – Fabric thank you presents

Here in the UK we are coming up to the end of the school academic year – my daughter has grown massively so I thought it would be fun to create a DIY Fabric Gift for her teacher.

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As my skills lay with the sewing machine I have rounded up some great simple sewing tutorials – 10 DIY Teacher Gifts.

1 Pocket Tissue Pack Tutorial

Pocket Tissue Tutorial

This great quick tutorial comes courtesy of SewMamaSew and JCasa

2. Adjustable Unisex Apron


Perfect for art or cooking lessons – great tutorial from Mollys Sketchbook.

3. Fabric Book Marks

Fabric Book marks

This is a great project for using up fabric scraps, thanks to Flossie Teacakes.

4. Reversible Tote Bag

Lined Canvas Tote

This bag is simple to make, reversible with internal & external pockets. Inspired Wren.

5. Tea/Coffee Coasters


These look quick & stylish, from Frivolousnecessity.

6. Boxy Pencil Case

Boxy pencil Case

Everyone needs a pencil case:) Great tutorial from gluegunannie.

7. Pen Tidy


Love this upcycled denim pen holder – quick and easy, plus your child can make it:)

8. Tidy Basket

Fabric storage Basket

Very stylish basket, also great for tidying up the teachers desk! Tutorial available form Ochreandocre.

9. Class Mascot – Fun foxes

Cuddly toy pattern

This is a great customizable pattern from Ruffles and Stuff

10. Fabric Notebook Covers

fabric book covers

Cover a notebook with stylish fabric, tutorial courtesy of Stitch by Stitch

 So what have I made?? I plumped for the Reversible Tote bag.

Reversible Tote bag

I raided my fabrics bought for knitting needle cases.. I love the combination of the red with the green lining.

10 DIY Teacher Gifts

The pattern was quick and easy, the only tricky bits lining up the pattern on the pocket and the base colour at the sides. But as you can see with mine it still looks good if you don’t quite manage it!!

As usual I am off to check out fellow Handmade Harbour creative:)




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Sarah Wilson

Sunday 1st of February 2015

I love all of these ideas, don't think i'll be making them to give away though, keeping them all for myself !! happy sewing


Monday 2nd of February 2015

Thanks Sarah:)


Thursday 17th of July 2014

Great list. I've been toying with making something with fabric this year and getting the children to join in. Leaning towards a neck cushion. We'll see. #ThriftyThursday

Gina Caro

Thursday 17th of July 2014

What lovely ideas for presents! The bag looks great, I bet your daughters teacher will be really happy with it. Much more personal than a shop brought gift. Thank you for joining in with #ThriftyThursday :)


Tuesday 8th of July 2014

I wish I taught your children ;) I have to admit to being a bit skeptical when I read your descriptions - I doubt I would find any of them that easy or simple to do ;)


Tuesday 8th of July 2014

Haha, as if - I have gone nowhere near loom bands!!

Lucy Blossom

Tuesday 8th of July 2014

Thanks for sharing such a great list of teacher gifts, I love the tote bag you've made, the colours work really well.

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