Friday, December 12, 2014

Teacher's gift bag

It's been pretty crazy here the last week or so as the school year comes to end for my boys.
There have been end of year class parties to bake for and errands to run and appointments to be squeezed in before I have the boys home full time for six weeks. All this has left me little time to be creative.

I did need to whip up something for the teacher's gifts though. I only got them boxes of chocolates this year and I felt I needed to personalise the gift a little by making a nice bag to put them in.

I only needed a simple Tote but I wanted to use the furnishing remnant that I picked up from Spotlight so I teamed it up with some black cotton and lined the tote with Red to give it a pop of colour.

I love that these Totes are so quick and easy to whip up. I didn't add a zip or any velcro this time as I really just wanted to keep it quick and simple.

I also decided not to use any interfacing this time but I did reinforce the bottom of the bags.

I actually quite like this furnishing fabric on the bag, might have to make myself one of these but I will add some interfacing so that the bag will hold it's shape better.

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Michelle :o)


  1. Hi Michelle . Perfect gift bag and silver , black and red great colour combo.
    hugs Mum

    1. Thanks Mum :o)
      I was originally going to line with the black cotton but I did not have enough so I went with the red and I actually like it much better!

  2. wow this is stunning love your bag ... great work on your stitching too

  3. Great work Michelle....I love the really makes it POP! Why not share it in our Brag Bag Tuesdays linking Party! :)

    1. Thanks Christine for your comment and the link. I have met so many lovely people there already :)

  4. I'm sure the teachers loved their totes, Michelle. Red is the perfect colour to go with the blacks, whites and greys.


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