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For Christmas gifts for teachers this year I used the I-Spy Pouch Pattern from the Minikins Pattern Collection by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. I made Five all together in all three sizes but in the Christmas rush I only got photos of two.
I made purple ones for our pre-school teacher and our grade 4 teacher. Plus a green one for the pre-school teacher's assistant. I thought these pouches would be handy for teachers because of the see through vinyl window on the front. They can be used as pencil cases of course but they could also be used to hold special items for presenting during a lesson, game pieces or game cards for learning games and much more. These pouches were made with Libs Elliott "Tattooed" fabrics
I also made a large dark blue one for my son's junior high science teacher. He is a male teacher so I tried to make it more masculine and used the large lightening bolt fabric from the Tattooed line. I had asked my son to pick his favorite teacher for a gift as they have so many teachers in Junior High. But then I attended the high school band concert and I was so impressed with his music teacher that I had to make her a Christmas gift too.
I used fabrics from my stash to make a music themed I-Spy Pouch. This would be especially useful for holding reeds, strings and other small parts of musical instruments.
All Minikins patterns come with vidoes that Sara has recorded (and is recording) included. These videos are very well done and really make it easy to understand the instructions in the pattern. Sara also offers a Minikins Notions Kit which is how I got my vinyl for these bags and even after making five I still have enough vinyl for one or two more.
I love making these I-Spy Pouches and I love the Minikins Pattern Bundle. I will post more Minikins projects as I make them.