Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to School Tour

We may have been in school for half a quarter already out here, but the rest of ya'll are getting ready for Back To School now! But it still feels like summer just began yesterday!


#sewback2school #backtoschooltour
Check out the rest of today's stops on the tour:

What I made: My kindergartener has everything he needs for now, but I have started doing some preschool with my middle monkey. I decided to make something to carry her workbooks and coloring books in. She loves it, stole it from my hands as soon as I finished sewing the last seems (which means there are still a few threads to trim)!



It holds a couple coloring books and her favorite fat markers. Made like this one I did 4 years ago for my niece. only I realized I forgot the tab to keep it closed.





It folds like a book, and even though the markers are towards the center, they don't fall out!



My middle one loves the handles and so far it has accompanied her to school drop off all week!



The outer is recycled denim from husband's jeans and the inner/handles are quilting cotton. I did not use interfacing or a stabilizer. I measured a coloring book and hoped that a color wonder book would fit (she had gotten one for her birthday, but it needs to be a tad bit longer for the color wonder book!

Don't you just love my 3 year old's coloring skills?


Giveaway! Saturday’s prize is 1 PDF pattern from Big Little Patterns and 1 PDF pattern from Sofilantjes Patterns
*excludes bundles
Runs from August 27 12:00 am EDT until August 29th at 11:59pm EDT.

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Check out the link up and sew along for an opportunity to win the grand prize, see what others are making, and get some inspirations! Sew Along and Link Up

Check out these awesome ladies for the whole tour!!
Call Ajaire * The Wholesome Mama * Sew and Tell Project * BLAVERRY * DIY Crush * Phat Quarters * Mahlica Designs * Handmade Boy * Kaleidothought * The Berry Bunch * Filles A Maman * Sprouting JubeJube * Sew Happily Ever After * Tales of a Tester * 5 out of 4 Patterns * The Crafting Fiend * Create 3.5 * Sew Sophie Lyn * Sweeter Than Cupcakes * Wining Wife * Paisley Roots * The Eli Monster * Cindy Parrett Blog * Sew Starly * Élégantine! * Gracious Threads * Lulu & Celeste * Sewing By Ti * Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug * Simple Life Pattern Co. Blog * Inspinration * Mama You Can Make it For Me * Moon Star


check out these awesome sales and sponsors going on during the tour!
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