Do you know what one of the problems about everyone knowing I am a sewist and crafter? I feel like I am letting everyone down if I buy them a gift instead of make one. It is unrealistic but I want to make everybody something at Christmas. Not that my kids want anything handmade.”Just buy us the stuff we like mom, we don’t want anything crafty.” Kids can be so rude!
Here is an easy gift you can make with your kids for their teacher.it’s the type of thing a teacher will keep on her desk.
Random bits of fabric
An old jar
Double sided applique paper
I sewed the ribbons together overlapping a little with a zig zag colorful stitch. Then I sewed up the side seam and added a little elastic to the very top and it slid on the jar.
For the flowers use double sided iron on applique paper. Iron two contrasting pieces of fabric to each side of the paper. Cut out flower shapes and attach the flowers to the pen with florists wire and florist tape.
Sew a button to the middle of each flower.