Finished Projects

Handmade Zipper Pouches for Teachers Day

August 31, 2016

Just a quick post to share what I was busy sewing up the last week. Tomorrow is Teachers’ Day Celebrations in school, and these are gifts for my girls’ teachers.


I don’t normally do this, as I prefer the girls to make their own presents. But as my oldest is getting ready for her major exams this year, the teachers have specifically told them not to buy or spend time on presents, after all, they would prefer them to be studying hard instead.


But thinking about how awesome her teachers were these past 6 years, and the fact that this will be her last year in school, I volunteered to make them presents!

I ordered a yard of fabric from Spoonflower. Well, I got my girls to pick out the fabric design in a school theme, and yup they chose the cutest one. I think it’s great and colourful and cheery. I used this pattern from Noodlehead – Open Wide Pouch, which has a big opening to allow easy access to everything in the pouch. I also used a stiffer interfacing which allows it to stand upright.


I referred to this Japanese sewing book on sewing zippers to sew my zippers neater, and used zippers from YKK with a ball chain zip. Yup my favourite 🙂


That’s the end of my quick Teachers’ Day Sewing report.

In other unrelated news, there will be a Giveaway going on tomorrow so don’t forget to check back on my blog tomorrow!


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  • Reply marisa August 31, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I love these! What a wonderful teacher gift. I might have to copy this idea 🙂

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