I only bought the zippers and ribbon, both for a steal, and used up my fabric stash and iron on paper (laying around from a long ago project) and voila!
|Cute gingham lining|
If I were going to make these again, I would definitely iron-on the names at the end after making the entire pouch. The first one you see in the pics was completed that way and I think it looks the best. Oh, and you know your iron, if it's too hot and your doing the package directions on the iron-on paper, go with your gut! Momma burned the fabric on hers (because it said to hold it on there 20 seconds, so I did!) and got a real nice burn mark of the iron. I was there counting and seeing smoke wondering why am I seeing smoke, not thinking IT WAS FROM THE FABRIC! Sometimes I really wonder about myself! :) Plus, I let her name cool and then peel, so it came out darker. The others I pulled off while hot (ouch!) and as a result, they are lighter, but still cute.
These are going in some end of year buckets for five teachers! My two boy's have two teachers each and one for before and after school.... Whew! That post will be coming shortly, too.
What inspires you to make a 'crafty' gift? Thanks for coming by!
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