So many fun ideas: For details click the links below-
Gwen- Gwenny Penny
Leanne- Organize and Decorate Everything
Amy- keep reading!
Jonie- Just Between Friends
Ashlee- I'm Topsy Turvy
And now for my project:
The Life's a Beach tote bag
Teachers have a hard job. Anyone who is willing to spend their days working with/for other people's kids for little pay and no recognition really is someone special. I have been lucky with my children that we have always had wonderful teachers, and finding a way to tell them how much their hard work means to me has become pretty important- I mean everyone wants to be told they're doing a good job and their efforts are noticed and appreciated, right? When summer comes around- I think teachers deserve a nice break- hopefully with lots of relaxation and low stress. So to encourage that thought, I decided to make a "Life's a Beach" tote bag. This bag is made pretty simply by using a premade canvas tote (you can find them at Wal-mart) and by including Heat n' Bond, there's no sewing involved.
The first thing you will want to do is decide what font and size letters you need. I used my Cricut, so unfortunately I don't have any files to pass on, but if you also have a Cricut, I used the cartridge Cherry Limeade. Cut your letters out of cardstock if you can, it will make the next steps much easier.
Next you will gather the rest of your supplies: fabric (scraps are PERFECT for this) and Heat n Bond (make sure you have the NO SEW kind, so it will have the stronger adhesive on it). You'll also need scissors and a pen or pencil, as well as an iron. Then you're set.
The first thing you will want to do is trace your letters onto the heat n bond. **Important** make sure you trace them BACKWARDS onto the heat n bond. (this is where double sided cardstock comes in handy, you can make sure you're tracing them correctly) To review- we are creating the MIRROR image of the letters onto the heat n bond. The next step is to separate the letters from each other- this is only necessary if you are using multiple colors of fabric. If you are doing all one color, you can leave them connected. Cut around the letters, but not directly on your traced line. You will want a border of heat n bond around the letter- it will make cutting out the letters much easier.
Following the instructions on the package- fuse the heat n bond to the fabric. Now cut out the letters on your traced line. I use my paper scissors for this step because I don't want the glue to mess up my GOOD scissors. :)
Either way you are helping to make their lives easier- and we all know teachers need a break every once in a while. :)
Thanks for joining us for this months' Point of View, we are so glad you are here.
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