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Teacher Gifts and stuff

2011 June 9
by elizabeth_admin

Last night I was highly productive.  I made:

  • two necklaces
  • one wine gift bag, and
  • three ring toss bags of rice.

For the necklaces, I used a cute swiss dot print fabric from Chic Fabrics that I bought 2 years ago and based the construction on how I made my sister’s Mother’s day gift.


I used two 54 inch long x 2 inch wide strips for each necklace.  I sewed them lengthwise into a tube and added beads and knots to make the necklaces.  I finished the ends with knots as well for a super easy finish.  They are so cute, I want one now.  I think Jack’s nanny wants one too.



Next I whipped up a wine gift bag for the male teacher in Jack’s class.  I used Trena’s tutorial again and some fabric from 3 years ago.  Deep stash diving.  I can’t even remember what I used this fabric for initially.  Wow!  This time around I made a tube with the same fabric for the tie instead of a ribbon.  I like how it turned out!


For Jack’s birthday party this weekend we are kicking it old school with classic party games like a ring toss, Simon Says, Red Light/Green Light and I bought a piñata too!  It should be pretty fun.  For the ring toss, I made my own little bags of rice for the kids to toss.  Super easy.  I just used some quilting cotton scraps 5×5 inches and sewed them up leaving a little hole to fill them up with rice.  Then I machine stitched the hole closed.  Et voilá!


Now I have to make Jack’s Thomas the Train pj’s and make some medals for the winners of the games.  I think I need to raid my stash again now.  😉

Happy sewing everyone!

6 Responses leave one →
  1. June 9, 2011

    You are amazing–your productivity is through the roof–where do you get all this energy from????????????

  2. June 10, 2011

    Your bean bags made me smile 🙂 I did the same thing for my oldest daughter’s 5th birthday, though the fabric that I found wasn’t near as cute as yours. I remember bean bags from my seventies childhood. They don’t seem to be nearly as popular now. I made some for my nephew when his little sister was born so he would have a present too and he love them.

    Your teacher gifts are lovely. You are so kind to take the trouble rather than just tossing them a box of chocolates.

  3. June 10, 2011

    Very cute gifts! You are an overachiever!

  4. June 11, 2011

    The necklaces are just sooooooo kewl! I’m sure Jack’s teachers are going to love them!

  5. June 11, 2011

    Very productive! Dang. I need to get back in the groove. The bean bags are so cute!

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