November 14 ~ Gifts for Teachers

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Show a favorite teacher how much you appreciate them with these great gift ideas which we think are sure to please teachers everywhere.

Make It

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The Ribbon Sleeve from Ellen of The Long Thread is a quick and easy gift kids can make to perk up their teacher’s desk or classroom.
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Jennifer’s Patchwork Notebooks she created for us are another great way to add a little color and help a teacher stay organized throughout their day.
spacer Stripe-y Yellow Teacher Tote
With eight pockets perfect for separating out school supplies, we think this Teacher Tote from Kirstin & Jordan of Kojo Designs will be the only bag a teacher will need!
spacer Teacher’s Coverall Apron
Chris at Pick Up Some Creativity likes to add coordinating fabrics and a little ric-rac to her Teacher’s Coverall Apron which is great for keeping spills and splatters off clothing.
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Protect and organize their favorite writing tools in style with our Pencil Case designed by LiEr. You could make it extra special by adding their favorite pens or pencils for a thoughtful and unique gift.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Teach & Learn, Write!, Gifts for Science & Tech Lovers, Gifts for Multi-taskers, Gifts for Bookworms, and more Gifts for Teachers.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Buy It

spacer Know It All Pencil Set from Paper Pastries
Margaret writes,” I actually came up with the idea for the Know It All Set because my sister is a teacher and complained that there weren’t any ‘cute’ pencils. They were so popular that now there’s 6 different sets!” Check out all the sets and more “Confections for your Correspondence” at Paper Pastries Etsy Shop.

Mix It

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Melissa from Tiny Happy shares her recipe for Pepperkake which is also known as Christmas Spice or Gingerbread cookies. Add a little frosting and dip in hot coco for a sweet treat.

Print It

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Kristina Walton of My Heart Behaves designed these free, printable gift tags for Creature Comforts and also included quick & easy DiY instructions!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays anytime this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment in today’s post for a chance to win one of these books! Visit our prize lists to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

Edited by Kathleen McCafferty
(Lark Books, $14.95, ISBN: 1-60059-700-9)

From the Publisher:

Want to Craft-In? The recent resurgence of interest in craft circles, stitch-and-bitches, and indie craft fairs shows that crafters want to connect in person. But what group projects will scratch everyone’s crafting itch? Each of the 12 booklets in this boxed set is chock-full of projects by standout authors, top etsy designers, and the brightest indie crafters. The host of each booklet provides a unique perspective on prepping the gathering space, the best supplies, and even music to get everyone in the mood. The hip projects include a retro paper doll, funky crocheted cacti, “shrinky dink” earrings, and an embroidered pet portrait. Beginner friendly and easily portable, Craft-In is the perfect way to get friends, families, and craft dabblers together to try something new.

By Kajsa Wikman
(Stash Books, $22.95, ISBN: 1607050072)

From the Publisher:

“The first flowers of spring, the smell of the sea, the warm colors of the maple leaves…” inspire Kajsa to stitch, sew, and share. Each season is a new beginning and a great reason to take on a new project. Her bright, colorful designs are sure to make you smile.

By Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
(Lark Books, $17.95, ISBN: 1-60059-558-8)

From the Publisher:

More and more people are rediscovering quilting, and these newcomers want a youthful, fresh, and fashionable approach to the craft. Here it is: a comprehensive introduction to quilting with a thoroughly modern attitude, plus creative ideas and timesaving tips. Now available in paperback, it presents all the basic tools and techniques, and 20 spectacular projects—from small wall hangings to large blankets—reveal the amazing versatility of today’s quilting. Everything’s created with the beginner in mind…and each quilt is fabulous!

By Elizabeth Hartman
(Stash Books, $24.95, ISBN: 1607050080)

From the Publisher:

Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new “go-to” book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they’ll be proud to call their own.

Green Grocery Bag Challenge

The Green Grocery Bag Challenge is a project to encourage sewists to wrap their holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags, thus reducing the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream while simultaneously getting multi-use bags into the hands of consumers. Please include Mother Earth in your holiday plans. Read more here and join us on The Green Grocery Bag Challenge Facebook page where we’ll be posting wrapping ideas, sewing patterns and tips for reducing waste this holiday season.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)… Gift ideas for:

13 ~ Foodies
12 ~ Deck the Halls
11 ~ Sleepyheads
10 ~ Travelers
9 ~ Preschool Kids
8 ~ Outdoor Adventurers
7 ~ Tweens
6 ~ Crafters
5 ~ Deck the Halls
4 ~ Moms & Grandmas
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Girlfriends
1 ~ Imaginative Friends

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.

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601 Responses to November 14 ~ Gifts for Teachers

  1. Mel says:

    those know it all pencils are hillarious! I miss the days of pencil cases…

  2. Stacy says:

    Love the teacher’s tote. I think that I’ll make it for my self since I am the teacher here in our house!

  3. missknitta says:

    Love the pencils! What a fun gift!

  4. Squeaks says:

    Loving those gifts tags!

  5. Melanie says:

    My sister (a teacher) would love some of these original gifts — no more apple-scented bubble bath! 😉

  6. Ange Moore says:

    Might have to add a few notebook covers to my list of things to make this Christmas!

  7. Angela says:

    love! Especially the apron

  8. katevet says:

    The Embroidered Ribbon Sleeve is super cute!

  9. Had alrady bought me a pile of notebooks I planned to cover, but hadn’t decided how…have bookmarded this tute! Art apron is also a great idea.

  10. Laura J says:

    great ideas!! really wishing for scandinavian stitches!!!

  11. Jen C. says:

    cute projects

  12. Kathleen says:

    Love the apron!

  13. Beth T says:

    Is there no end to the wonderful ideas? The Know-It-All pencils will make great stocking stuffers, and I just added the Modern Contemporary Quilts book to my wishlist. Thanks, as always.

  14. Rachel says:

    The round pencilncases are great!

  15. Amy DeCesare says:

    I love teachers, and I love these gift ideas. Those reindeer gift tags are sweet for anyone!

  16. Nicole in VT says:

    I love all of these!! Great ideas!

  17. Rochelle says:

    Those pencils are hilarious!

  18. LiEr says:

    This is sadly funny but I just came over here to see what I’d missed the past week, and said, “Hey, gifts for teachers! I should look at those!” I need some ideas for the girls’ teachers this year since they are in the same preschool with the same teachers, and I’d probably already exhausted all the possibilities from when the eldest was there. And then I saw my own pencil cases. I never thought of those – I was all about totes and cosmetic pouches and things like that! This has just been a Bad Brain week for me, I think. So, er, thank you for the reminder!

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaways here – those are wonderful books all of them, but I would love the Scandinavian Stitches, especially!

  19. Kelly B. says:

    So many great ideas!

  20. amber says:

    Love those notebooks! i think i need to make at least 2!

  21. cate says:

    the patchwork note book cover is adorable! i’m too old for a teacher, but can think of many people who’d like one, myself included!!

  22. Devon says:

    That patchwork notebook definately caught my eye, I bet my daughter’s teacher needs one for sure!!

  23. Jennifer says:

    I think the notebook covers would be loved by our preschool teachers.

  24. kelli says:

    Love, love the patchwork notebook!

  25. Tish says:

    Love these ideas AND the giveaways!

  26. The round pencil cases are adorable 🙂

  27. Connie says:

    Love these!

  28. Faith says:

    I wish I had kids who had a teacher I could make these for. 🙂

  29. Malia says:

    Oo cute pencil cases ad note books! That would be a great gift for artists too!

  30. Erika says:

    These are great for others too!

  31. Mary Anne Fl. says:

    Love the pencil case!

  32. sara says:

    The pencil sets are perfect, love those.

  33. Anna says:

    Not that these projects aren’t cute, but I was really hoping for an idea on something to make a guy teacher. The tote could arguably work for a hip young male teacher but not so much for a 60+ male teacher.

  34. L says:

    Those gift tags are adorable!

  35. Deb DeChurch says:

    That coverall apron is great! I want one of them…

  36. BrendaDe says:

    LOVE the pencil cases! I think I need to add that to my hodge podge of teacher gifts for this year — and fill it with pencils and pens.

  37. LeeAnn says:

    Love the “know it all” pencils!

  38. Samurai Mom says:

    I have a weakness for notebooks and covers

  39. Meghan says:

    I love the patchwork notebook – what a great idea!

  40. Wendy Robinson says:

    I’m drooling over the Practical Patchwork book!

  41. Marcia W. says:

    Practical Guide to Patchwork is a book that I would like. I used to be a teacher so like the teacher tote and pencil case. Thanks.

  42. mama lusco says:

    Great apron!

  43. Paige says:

    I love the embroidered ribbon sleeve!

  44. Mama24Monkeys says:

    Practical guide to patchwork is on my christmas list

    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  45. Kristen says:

    I’m loving that ribbon pencil can! It’s so cute and looks easy enough even for young kids. Also, the Scandinavian Stitches book looks great – perfect for my Swedish family! Thanks so much for highlighting all of these wonderful books!

  46. Carrie says:

    These are some great gift ideas for my sister who teaches.

  47. Sarah says:

    Very lovely ideas. My sister is a teacher, and she gets really overwhelmed with food gifts at the holidays. I’m sure she would love any of the sewn gifts to spiff up her room.

  48. SewLindaAnn says:

    Love the round pencil holders (or the other million uses it has). Must give that one a try.

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Great ideas! Love the notebook covers! Planning to make one of those for myself!

  50. Chasley says:

    The pencil case is really nice.

  51. Kelly Sas says:

    So many great idea…. so little time! Thanks for the great book selections too.

  52. nadine says:

    great ideas!

  53. Sarah L. says:

    The gift tags! Adorable! Command-P.

  54. Kristen says:

    I’m a teacher, and I’d love to have any of these gifts! Very cute!

  55. Deborah says:

    The Scandanavian Stitches book looks very interesting!

    Homemaker Honey
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  56. Teresa p says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Scandinavian Stitches has been on my wishlist for a while 🙂

  57. Angelica Macklin says:

    What a great post! I’m always looking for things to make for my son’s teachers.

  58. Mary says:

    I totally forgot that one of my friends is a teacher until I saw the pencil set and thought, “this would be great for her!”

  59. giveaways galore… i love creative gifting!

  60. carrie says:

    Love the gift tags… too cute!

  61. Ann says:

    Great ideas and what fun pencils!

  62. Jenn Lee says:

    Definitely have to try that pepper cake.

  63. Desiree says:

    I love those pencils so much I got some for my sister. They are the perfect gift for her.

  64. Jennifer says:

    I love the apron!

  65. Gwen says:

    Thanks for the great ideas and the giveaway!

  66. Mel P says:

    I always find teachers hard to craft for – thanks for the ideas!

  67. Colette says:

    Aaack! Look at that super cute Embroidered Ribbon Sleeve!! Also, those pencils are fabulous!

  68. Jasmeen says:

    I’ve never made a quilt. Simple Contemporary Quilts would help me with my first one.

  69. ~Heather says:

    Scandinavian Stitches looks amazing!

  70. Shannon says:

    What great gift ideas again! I keep coming back for more…thank you.

  71. Catherine says:

    I can totally see my mom – a teacher – using the pencil cases, particularly since she has a small room (with little storage) and works with small numbers of students at a time.

  72. Rachel Locke says:

    I know several teachers who would love to recieve the patchwork notebooks!! Thanks again for all the great ideas.

  73. The smart pencils are so cool! My daughter would LOVE those; and maybe her teacher too!

  74. Southern Gal says:

    Love these ideas. I used to make pencil holders out of tin cans, paint and pasta when I was young. Love the ribbon idea.

  75. as a teacher… I’m really hoping some of my families are reading this blog! Down with coffee mugs! Time for some quilted notebooks!

  76. Erin Gustafson says:

    As a teacher, I’d love to get any of those gifts!

  77. Those cookies really look delish!

  78. Lauren says:

    I love that apron! And this list just reminded me, I have teachers to actually give presents to this year =)

  79. I love the ribbon container!!! What a terrific gift and it would be easy for kids to make (and me as well).

  80. Elizabeth says:

    The pencil cases are so cute. As a teacher, I can say I would be happy to get any of those gifts 🙂

  81. Kristy says:

    My list of things to make is getting longer and longer…

  82. Katie says:

    scandinavian stitchers is on my wish list!

  83. Deidre says:

    More great ideas – Thanks!

  84. Jane says:

    Wow, that scandinavian book or elizabeth hartmans book look AMAZING! what fantastic prizes, and fabulous tutorials… just need to decide which one..

  85. Mary says:

    This pencils are awesome. My nephew might like them!

  86. Cindy Rutledge says:

    Love the round pencil case!

  87. Heidi Anderson says:

    love the little notebook, too cute!

  88. Ashleigh Elson says:

    Craft-In! It’s the book I’ve been looking for! I’ve got lots of crafty friends and we’ve had some “crafternoons”, but it’s a bit loose… but I’m also afraid of being too strict… so maybe this would help find a happy middle ground!
    Thanks for the tips!

  89. i love the patchwork notebook ♥ adding it to my list…

  90. Robyn says:

    Great Ideas!

  91. Katrina says:

    I love the pencils!

  92. Madeline says:

    I love the kids can do projects! Its nice to the others involved on the christmas gift making!

  93. Rebecca says:

    I need a new apron. I love the one shown here! I need to get started on it soon!

  94. Jocelyn says:

    What fabulous creative ideas.

  95. Heidi says:

    I think I want a teacher tote

  96. Emory says:

    I love the little pencil cases!

  97. Nicole Balazs says:

    great ideas!

  98. Michelle P says:

    Another great day of inspiration!

  99. Margaret says:

    Love the pencil cases and would really love to win Elizabeth Hartman’s new book, thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh! I love those round pencil cases! Classy!

  101. Alex says:

    Thanks for the chance! I see a number of gifts I could make for NEXT year from these books!

  102. Rachel says:

    Those round pencil cases are lovely!

  103. Kim says:

    mmm those cookies look yummy

  104. Jessy says:

    I don’t have any teachers to make these for, but who wouldn’t want a coffee cozy?

  105. Betsy M says:

    Gosh, I would love that apron for myself!

  106. Jessica C says:

    The apron would make such a great gift, who doesn’t need one!

  107. Krystina says:

    Thanks for the ideas and thanks for another chance to win Elizabeth Hartman’s book! I hope I win!

  108. Paula says:

    Great gift ideas! And giveaway prizes! Thank you!

  109. April says:

    I love the pencil case! I’m definitely going to whip up a few of those.

  110. jkeall says:

    I love the colours of the teacher tote!

  111. Anya says:

    Love the ideas! Thanks for the chance!

  112. Tiffany says:

    Those Embroidered Ribbon are so pretty, I wish that I had some of those

  113. Erin says:

    Oooh – the Scandinavian book would be fun to peruse!

  114. Kati says:

    The Patchwork journals are great! I might need one for me!! 🙂

  115. Sarah Wick says:

    Great ideas! The ribbon sleeve seems so versatile. Thanks very much!

  116. Keri C says:

    Love that there’s a gift my kids can make.

  117. Rebecca says:

    Love the give-aways for this post! And am looking forward to trying the patchwork notebooks and the stripe-y bag.

  118. Jennifer says:

    My husband is a teacher, I’m going to “man” these up a little and surprise him 🙂

  119. Sherri S. says:

    That first photo just made me smile! Love it… Thanks!

  120. Jennifer says:

    Great ideas!

  121. Hannah says:

    Love the embroidered sleeve!

  122. Thanks for the great ideas!

  123. Betsy says:

    The reindeer tags are adorable!

  124. Rita says:

    the quilts on the cover of those books are enough to make me want to run home and pull out my rotary cutter.

  125. Staci says:

    Love the teacher tote!

  126. Rebecca says:

    Love the apron!

  127. brittany says:

    yum! those gingerbread cookies look so good!

  128. Patti says:

    I am going to have to make the teacher tote for myself as a diaper bag. I love the size and all the pockets.

  129. Llamabean says:

    Love the apron and pencil cases, what great ideas.

  130. Yes please!

  131. anna dorothy says:

    i love those pencils….

  132. Cath says:

    love the ribbons of the 1st gift of the list and I’m definitely thinking of making this with my son !
    Thanks for your lovely ideas !

  133. Nichole says:

    All great ideas !

  134. Meeta says:

    Thanks for making life easier…in matters of gifting.

  135. Sarah-E says:

    What sweet teacher gifts! I like that embroidered ribbon sleeve.

  136. Lisa C. says:

    Wonderful ideas…thank you!!

  137. Katrina says:

    Love that pencil case!

  138. Katiegirl says:

    Cutie pencils!

  139. Cindi C says:

    I have so many friends that are teachers. Great ideas! Thanks.

  140. Jessica says:

    Those pencils are a great teacher gift idea!

  141. Chrissy says:

    As a teacher, I can say I would be delighted to receive any of these things!

  142. Jaimie says:

    love the pencil cases!!!

  143. Jessica says:

    Love the pencil bags!

  144. stephanie says:

    those pencils area adorable!!

  145. Julie says:

    As a former teacher, I can say that the “stripe-y yellow teacher tote” would be an awesome gift! I got a similar gift my first year of teaching and used it for many years after.

  146. Missie says:

    Love the embroidered ribbon sleeve. Super cute!

  147. alison says:

    Great teacher gift ideas!

  148. Amanda says:

    I love the mini patchwork on the notebook

  149. Ellen Ban says:

    Gotta get a set of those pencils-too cute!

  150. Cindy says:

    Awesome ideas again thanks.

  151. Dacia says:

    hmm…so many things to make, so little time!

  152. Sarah says:

    The Craft-In book looks so cool!

  153. Paulina says:

    I used to have a notebook to keep my daily duties in track. The Patchwork Notebooks is a great gift idea not only to teachers in fact.

  154. Summer says:

    Great list!! I can’t wait to get a copy of Elizabeth Hartman’s book.

  155. Kayla says:

    These are such great ideas!

  156. Tierney Barden says:

    Scandanavian Stitches…Love it! Such a sweet book with so many beautiful, handmade, special pieces.

  157. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Great ideas, love the round pencil cases 🙂

  158. Theresa says:

    Ah, that coverall apron!

  159. Christine M says:

    I love the round pencil cases. The spots are really cute!

  160. Anna says:

    The embroidered ribbon sleeve is such a clever idea!

  161. Catherine says:

    perfect inspiration – gifts for people who inspire us!

  162. Runa says:

    Everyday there are so many wonderful ideas that my “to make” list has gone for a six 🙂 I want to make most of the gifts…I did make the patchwork bookcover for my sister’s boss as a birthday present and he loved it…I like to think I’m the reason he’s extra nice to here these days ha ha ….thank you all the entire team for putting all this together for us…Love u!

  163. Maria says:

    Love the teacher bag – mine is falling to bits. I sense a new one in the making for the new school year. Thanks for the pattern.

  164. Christy says:

    fabulous ideas! love the recipe, printables and all.

  165. carrot cake says:

    Simply lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

  166. Ciel says:

    DD is too young for teachers but I need to make that apron for me, although that’s not really the point is it!?!? 🙂

  167. linda says:

    Great gifts – thanks for all the ideas!

  168. bruinbr says:

    Love the patchwork notebook! The pencil case tutorial will come in handy too! 🙂

  169. Denise says:

    Luvn all the handmade goodness!!!

  170. kimberly says:

    Great ideas!

  171. Cinnamon says:

    The embroidered ribbon sleeve is so my kind of project. Love it.

  172. sofie says:

    I love all the ideas. My kids are ready to disown me, though, because I spend too much time at my sewing table now!

  173. Wendy B says:

    Great ideas for our teachers. Better than another mug.

  174. Tracey says:

    The Apron. Yay!

  175. Julia says:

    Pepper cake sounds delicious! And those pencils? Super-rad!! As a preschool & K/1 teacher, I’d LOVE, love, love any of those handmade gifts!! Good job 🙂

  176. KrisTX says:

    Oh these are great ideas! Thanks and thanks for the giveaways!!

  177. danielle says:

    gorgeous ideas once again!

  178. Jennifer says:

    I love these ideas! That practical patchwork looks so good!

  179. sew mama sew has the bestest giveaways

  180. Jessica h says:

    Wonderful books as always.

  181. Danielle says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  182. EllaJac says:

    i love those pencils!

  183. Sherrie says:

    I am LOVING this! Next year, let’s see something interesting for male teachers!

  184. Nicole says:

    I love the notebook. Jennifer’s patterns are always easy to follow. Thanks for the ideas!

  185. Trillian says:

    I’ll have to give the bag a try. One can never have enough pockets.
    (also secretly coveting the Practical Guide to Patchwork, having started in on my first quilt)

  186. Melissa says:

    Love the embroidered ribbon sleeve. Great craft to do with my kids!

  187. Lauranie says:

    YAY!! for teachers!! Thanks for all of the inspirations!

  188. Janice S says:

    As a retired teacher, I can tell you, I would have loved any of these gifts!

  189. Tabitha says:

    Those gift tags are just wonderful!

  190. Katie says:

    Would LOVE to get my *quilt* on…the patchwork book looks wonderful!

  191. Michelle J. says:

    Love the apron

  192. Lauree Myler says:

    some cool ideas here. love that notebook… the scandinavian book as well as miss elizabeths book look fantastic. thanks for a chance.

  193. Lucie says:

    The teacher tote is absolutely darling. Awesome ideas!!!

  194. Jen S says:

    What cute projects and even for kids. Thanks for that. I’d love to check out the Scandinavian stitches book. This reminds me of all the wonderful crewel work and other embroidery my grandmother used to do.

  195. kim says:

    Looks great!

  196. Renae says:

    The pencil cases are adorable!

  197. Deb Cameron says:

    If I were a teacher I sure would be hoping that some of my Mum’s kids read Sew Mama Sew, great gift ideas for teachers…will save this one away for when my two start school.

  198. Chris says:

    I’m just tickled you included my teacher’s apron. I designed it for my mama who teaches first grade.

  199. Ashley O. says:

    So much cuteness!

  200. Maureen says:

    Great ideas for anyone not only teachers.

  201. Betsy says:

    More great ideas. Thanks!

  202. LisaMarie says:

    great book list! I’m completely in love with the pencils. i really love the smell of old fashioned wooden pencils. it reminds me of early grade school, when I still liked school.
    Thanks so much for the book give-away!

  203. LMarie says:

    as a long time student…i love pencils and pencil cases! great ideas! thanks!

  204. Jill B says:

    I’m a teacher and I’d love that tote 🙂

  205. Virginia says:

    likin’ the notebook cover!

  206. Deanna says:

    So many fun ideas. I am making totes this year.

  207. kate c. says:

    Such a cute pencil case! Great ideas!

  208. Amy says:

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win the Scandinavian Stitches book. The Craft-In book would be cool, too.

  209. Christy says:

    oh i NEED that Craft-In book!!!

  210. Cindy says:

    fun ideas! i can always use ideas for teacher gifts. i really really want the scandinavian stitches book, i will have my fingers crossed for this one 🙂

  211. jenw says:

    these are fabulous gift ideas! i especially love the yellow bag! yahoo!

  212. Penny says:

    Yes! I so need to get on the teachers gifts for this year! Thanks for the ideas!

  213. Kirsten says:

    As a teacher, I can tell you I’d appreciate these gifts so much more than the 500 coffee mugs I have in my cupboard. 🙂 I love the pencil case, it might get made for my daughter.

    I hope I win, I’m totally coveting that Elizabeth Hartman book right now.

  214. Kristy says:

    there’s something about scandinavian style that makes me wish every christmas that I lived there! All I can do though is make things from the Scandinavian Stitches instead

  215. Mary Margaret says:

    Once again y’all have gathered a treasure trove of great ideas! I need to get on it now!

  216. Kim says:

    Patchwork notebooks are on my list!

  217. Rina says:

    I hope one of my students’ parents is reading these ideas!

  218. Melissa says:

    Love the pencil case. It would also make a great cosmetic brush case if the lining fabric was laminated cotton.

  219. Beth says:

    I think the tote is the perfect combination of pretty and practical. And I love the pencils!!–brilliant idea.

  220. Elizabeth says:

    know it all pencils! great!

  221. Eleanor says:

    I need to get started on some of these ideas.

  222. Elicia says:

    Love the link to the cookie recipe! These will make a great gift for my son’s pre-k teachers and he can help make them!

  223. Laura W. says:

    Thanks for the awesome ideas!

  224. Martha says:

    That apron is so perfect! I love all the thoughtful ideas.

  225. Laura says:

    Ooh, I’m drooling over that pencil set, and Scandinavian Stitches! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  226. erin says:

    The patchwork book looks fun.

  227. Stephanie says:

    I love the apron for teachers idea, I know it would be useful for art teachers or just those who teach little ones! Great for daycare providers as well.

  228. Amy Schroeder says:

    Thanks for the great ideas. I love those pencils!

  229. Andrea Ryan says:

    such great ideas

  230. Anne says:

    Such great ideas!! Thank you– that’s what I have to work on now, especially since I have three kids with four teachers between them. 🙂

  231. jessica says:

    the scandinavian stitches book looks neato!

  232. Brooke says:

    Very cute!

  233. Collette says:

    Love the ribbon sleeve and the pencil cases. Oh I’m a sucker for pencil cases. Thanks much for sharing these.

  234. Kate sequeira says:

    Just took a closer look at the teacher tote. Now I’ll have to make one for myself!

  235. Kate sequeira says:

    As a teacher I know that I would be very happy to have and use all of these great gifts!

  236. MJ says:

    Adorable ideas!!

  237. Jamie says:

    Love it!

  238. Craft-in sounds perfect for me!

  239. lindsay says:

    I love the apron! Our teachers always need something cute to protect their clothes from art time!

  240. Kelli says:

    REally fun ideas!

  241. MamaK says:

    I would have been delighted to receive any of these when I was teaching!

  242. charmaine says:

    <3 the wonderful ideas!

  243. Lizzie F. says:

    that pencil case is very handy! I love the know it all pencils, those are precious!

  244. VickiT says:

    Great gifts again today. That notebook and the bag would be great for any teacher.

  245. Debbie says:

    I really like the notebook cover.

  246. Cary says:

    I love the teacher apron idea. I’m a teacher, and one year our principal presented each of us with an apron with the school name on it. I’ve just about worn it out! It is great to keep pencils, timers, stickies, glasses, etc. handy — not to mention keeping my clothing clean during messy activities.

  247. Brooks says:

    So many great projects & ideas … so little time!!

  248. Kristi says:

    I loooove the Craft-in set – what a great idea! Getting friends together and coming away with a completed project is so fun!

  249. Woodbines says:

    Love the ideas 😀 My SIL is a teach and this has got the wheels in my head turning!

  250. Harmony Williams says:

    great ideas as always

  251. SheilaC says:

    That huge tote is great!! And I have checked those pencils out before; they are so much fun!


  252. KT says:

    Great ideas! I don’t need any teacher gifts, but I think my daughter would love the pencil case!

  253. kathleen says:

    Great ideas for those hard working teachers!

  254. Kat says:

    Cute apron!

  255. Emily S says:

    Great ideas!

  256. mamabird says:

    My kid isn’t in school yet, but it’s nice to know that when she is her teachers won’t be stuck with crappy presents of apple crafts!

  257. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials and ideas!

  258. Vale says:

    Yeah for teachers…. love the pencil pouches!

  259. Greeblygreebly says:

    I woke up this morning with a hankering for some Pepperkake, they just taste like Christmas!

  260. Liz says:

    The notebook cover is really cute.

  261. Nicole says:

    More good ideas. Teachers are always so hard!

  262. Sophia Patterson says:

    Good ideas, especially the tote bag and the apron.

  263. virginia says:

    The aprons are so handy for kindergarten teachers.

  264. Sharon says:

    thanks for some great ideas

  265. Leesa says:

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas/

  266. Jennifer says:

    I’m loving that notebook. What a thoughtful, clever gift idea!

  267. Mary says:

    Love the round pencil cases!!! They would be great for nieces and nephews!!!

  268. Kate says:

    The two quilting books in the giveaway look great!

  269. Tanya says:

    love the ribbon sleeve, so cute!

  270. Mhairi says:

    As a teacher myself I would be thrilled with any of these gifts and I am definitely getting a set of those pencils. They are great.

  271. Cass says:

    Great ideas! Thanks! 🙂

  272. Tracy L says:

    those round pencil cases and patchwork notebook covers are just so cute!

  273. lili says:

    Pencilcases! Genius!

  274. Anya says:

    Love the penicl cases!

  275. Amanda says:

    I like the teacher tote! I can’t believe you’ve come up with sooo many ideas!

  276. Every book would be wonderful to own! So many fabulous ideas within those pages!
    Love those round pencil cases…

  277. Ramona says:

    Such cute ideas again. Really love this month.

  278. rebecca says:

    oooh, I love all of these!

  279. Alyssa says:

    Thanks for the teacher gift ideas. I was just trying to decided what to make my son’s teachers.

  280. JDMcC says:

    I have to make a pencil case! Too cute!

  281. Shawna says:

    The embroidered ribbon sleeve is a fantastic idea! And I love Scandinavian stitches

  282. Amber says:

    I can’t wait to smell the peppercake baking!

  283. Lizzie says:

    The pencil cases are adorable – I’ll be making some as makeup cases for my sister!

  284. Jennifer N says:

    So many great ideas. So little time. Thank you for sharing.

  285. Julia Irene says:

    Great gift ideas! Thanks!

  286. Michele says:

    Such great ideas!

  287. Tara H. says:

    Great ideas!

  288. Tina L. says:

    Seeing the teacher’s bag with my name on it was amazing. I need one of those when I go school in the morning.

  289. JeannieD says:

    Love the pencils… Perfect for my son’s teacher gift this holiday season!

  290. Katherine says:

    The ribbon sleeve looks really cute!

  291. Leah says:

    wonderful ideas.

  292. empirewaist says:

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Yay!

  293. KimT says:

    I always have such good intentions about teacher gifts . . .this year, I am bound and determined to make it happen!! I love the tote idea – I think I will shoot for a tote, and if I am really ambitious it will have a coordinating notebook and pencil puch in it!!

  294. violeta says:

    the patchwork notebook is my favourite

  295. Debra says:

    Wonderful ideas! I think the notebook is lovely.

  296. Monica says:

    I love all of these ideas!!!

  297. Mrs. Pear says:

    LOVE the pencil case tutorial!

  298. Jennifer DeVries says:

    I love the ribbon vase. That would be fun to do with my niece for her teachers!


  299. Carly says:

    love the ruler fabric

  300. washmom says:

    I can’t wait to make the pencil cases, they will be a great stocking stuffer for my kids.

  301. Laura says:

    great ideas!! I would love to win Scandinavian Stitches!!

  302. Heidi Myers says:

    I was a teacher, before I had my kids, I would have loved any of these gifts!

  303. Emily says:

    Love the notebook cover!

  304. Kristin says:

    I’m definitely making that notebook cover for my best friend who is a teacher. What a great gift!

  305. Natacha says:

    That ribbon sleeve looks so bright and lively!

  306. elizabeth s. says:

    As a teacher, I’m a sucker for anything with dividers. Love the tote!

  307. Rachelle says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!!!

  308. Carrie says:

    The stripey tote is so cute. I can think of a teacher who would love it. Thanks.

  309. Angela says:

    What a wonderful selection of books! And I am definitely making the pencil case!

  310. Kathy says:

    Mmmm… pepperkake look like they’ll make their way onto our Christmas cookie trays this year!

  311. Jen B says:

    The pencil cases are great!

  312. Jacqui says:

    My daughter started school a couple months ago and as the year ends at Xmas here in NZ I’ve been wondering if a gift for her teacher would be a good idea. I don’t know if it’s commonly done here or not so I’ll have to find out, but I love that decorated tin idea! Thanks for the chance to win one of those lovely books.

  313. Melanie T says:

    Such great ideas! Thank you.

  314. Charlotte says:

    Wow, another giveaway and I’m even a teacher! I hope I have a chance of winning this time. Thanks a lot you guys.

  315. Consuelo says:

    I really love the pattern for the notebook cover. Very cute.

  316. Barbara says:

    Those pencils are such a great idea. Wouldn’t they look good in one of those cute pencil cases?

  317. Amanda says:

    Yay! As a teacher, I love getting gifts from my students, and these are fab! Thanks for sharing!

  318. Katie B says:

    Great ideas! Love the apron.

  319. kate C. says:

    The simple contempory quilts book looks fabulous! And I’m going to have to make a patchwork notebook for my daughter’s day care teacher.

  320. Papgena says:

    All great ideas! Thank you!

  321. Stephanie S says:

    Love the pencil cases!!

  322. Holly U says:

    The yardstick fabric is adorable!

  323. Susanne says:

    Wonderful ideas, thank you!

  324. D'Lane says:

    In my former life, before being a mommy, I was a teacher and would have loved any of these gifts.

  325. LizW says:

    Adore that teacher tote – not just for teachers – thank you!

  326. Andee says:

    These look so fun to both give and receive!

  327. AP says:

    The tote would be great for just about anyone, not just teachers.

  328. jeni says:

    Love the tote and cover all!

  329. sorahart says:

    I think I could use as much organizational help as the teachers on our list. Maybe make one for them, and one for myself!

  330. Andreia says:

    The Embroidered Ribbon Sleeve is simply amazing!

  331. Tabitha says:

    love the notebook tuturial and those deer ornaments are so cute! Think we’ll print some of those!

  332. Rachel says:

    Love the notebook and the tote. Thanks for such great giveaways and tutorials.

  333. Nancy says:

    I’m not a teacher, but I want to make one of each of these for me.

  334. I like the notebook cover. I’m going to check it out.

  335. Holly says:

    Love the ribbon sleeve. I think we will be making a few around here!

  336. bibliogrrl says:

    The cookies came at the perfect time for a cookie swap next weekend! Thank you!

  337. AbbyM says:

    Ohhh, I like that apron 🙂

  338. kathyh says:

    Lots of ideas not only for teachers but for some others on my list.

  339. I always love the printables.

  340. knitsewreadlove says:

    The bag and the embroidered ribbon sleeve are fabulous, and I LOVED the know-it-all pencils!

  341. Johanna says:

    Those pencils are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  342. Kristen says:

    The Craft-In book would be great for those weekends when you want to gather some friends and have a Make-A-Long!

  343. Rachel L says:

    I love the notebook. Thanks for the great gift ideas.

  344. That ruler fabric is adorable. I’d love to make a pencil case with the fabric and fill it with those know it all pencils….hmm, back to school gift ideas already?

  345. Michelle says:

    I love the embroidered ribbon sleeve….but don’t have anyone to make it for!

  346. Mandi says:

    I love the yellow teacher tote!

  347. kelly jo says:

    So my 3 year old isn’t in school, and I still love these projects!! I’m trying to think of who I can make them for!

  348. Lynne says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  349. Megan says:

    Patchwork notebooks are fun.

  350. briana says:

    I’ve been wanting to make one of those pencil cases and just haven’t gotten around to it. They are really cute.

  351. Celeste says:


  352. Amy says:

    Love these ideas!

  353. Love the gift ideas for teachers as I can also see some of them being very good gifts for office coworkers!

  354. erikam says:

    I like the apron and pencil case. My project list keeps growing!!!

  355. Mel says:

    The patchwork notebooks are already on my list!

  356. Holly says:

    Those round pencil cases are so cute.

  357. Donnell says:

    I am a teacher and I would love all of those gifts.

  358. Lisa says:

    I’d love to get a peek into the Scandinavian book! I love your tutorial links and handmade gift ideas, we’re trying to do mostly handmade and it’s so fun to go through your blog with my kids so they can help pick out projects to make for each other. Thank you!

  359. Bonnie says:

    Those round pencil cases are so cute! I can’t believe Christmas is so close!

  360. Laura Reich says:

    I love the tote.

  361. sonicka says:

    As a teacher (middle school, even!) I would love to receive any of these items! So cute!

  362. Janet K says:

    I love the pencil set! But I went to the Etsy shop and it was sold out – however, I did order 2 other sets. So I foresee a couple of pencil case projects…

  363. dorothy says:

    Great tutorials. That cookie recipe looks delish!

  364. Joy says:

    As always, you have collected a great group of gift ideas. Thanks for doing another Handmade Holidays!

  365. Tong says:

    love that notebook cover!

  366. Jen says:

    Fantastic ideas! Love the patchwork notebook cover!

  367. Laurie Anne says:

    Scandinavian stitches…I would love this! Keep all these fabulous ideas coming!

  368. Tina says:

    I have two teachers to sew for, so these are great ideas!

  369. Christina says:

    Those round pencil cases are perfect!

  370. Courtney says:

    Love those pencil cases! Those are great for school and for one’s purse, too!

  371. Jo says:

    Great books up for grabs! I’ve had my eye on both the Scandinavian Stitches book and Elizabeth Hartman’s book!

  372. QSOgirl says:

    wonderful ideas!
    my husband has Norwegian heritage, so I would love to learn more about Scandinavian needlecraft!

  373. alcheme says:

    Good ideas!

  374. Hilary says:

    love the practile tilt to these gifts.

  375. Jocelyn says:

    Love the patchwork notebooks and the pencil case.

  376. Lauren says:

    Love the pencil case idea!

  377. Jenn X says:

    I love the coverall! It’s super cute.

  378. Sheryl says:

    With three teachers and a speech therapist on my list for gift giving, these are great ideas! Thanks!

  379. karen says:

    Love the patchwork notebook, and I’m sure the teachers would love it too!

  380. Debbie says:

    Love the coverall apron – will definitely be making that one. Thanks for the other tutes too!!

  381. Addy says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  382. Taryn says:

    Beautiful ideas, and great books!

  383. Lisa says:

    Great ideas! I’m sad that my kids aren’t in grade school anymore so we can use some of these ideas. 🙁

  384. SaraD says:

    That pencil case would be darling for a child, too!

  385. jeanne reynen says:

    Still going strong with the projects–love it!

  386. Michelle H says:

    love the gift tags!

  387. JennyS says:

    I really like the notebook case and the teacherbag to make. I love a bog with lots of pockets! Those pencils are so cute also. Good reminders for the kids.

  388. Amber says:

    Great ideas!

  389. Love the embroidered ribbon sleeve. I don’t have many ribbon scraps, so I’ll try it with some of my many fabric scraps!

  390. elana says:

    love the teacher tote! 8 pockets, awesome!

  391. Shara says:

    Those pencils are awesome! Is it considered cheating if my students use them for exams?

  392. Suzy Blue says:

    oh – I would LOVE the Craft-In book!

  393. JJ says:

    It’s decided. We’re making embroidered ribbon sleeves for all of Zoe’s teachers this year.

  394. Kate says:

    I would love to host a crafty gathering!

  395. Jansie says:

    Cute, cute cute!

  396. Alisha says:

    I’ve been meaning to make some of those pencil cases. They’re so cute.

  397. Silvia says:

    Great projects!! thank you!! I love the printable tags, they’re very nice!

  398. angela d. says:

    Great ideas! I love the covered notebook. THanks for the opportunity to win and for some great ideas!

  399. Alana says:

    I love the pencil cases and the notebook covers, so cute! I’d love to own Elizabeth’s book!

  400. Louby Lou says:

    Love that patchwork notebook!

  401. MichelleB says:

    These are some great books! I love the projects, too.

  402. teresa says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderful gift ideas and inspirations – the giveaways make it even more fun!!!111111

  403. Betsyline says:

    I love the wide ric-rac on the apron and that Scandinavian stitches book.

  404. cute pencil case!!!

  405. emily soulliere says:

    loving the embroidered ribbon sleeve!

  406. Laura says:

    We aren’t at this stage yet but these are great ideas!

  407. Timmi says:

    I would love the Scandinavian Stitches book.

  408. Vanessa says:

    I love the ribbon sleeve!

  409. laura says:

    Awesome ideas and books!

  410. Ing says:

    Love the pencils!

  411. Danielle says:

    so many things to make – better get working!

  412. Morgan O. says:

    Thanks for the ideas – can’t wait to start crafting!

  413. Paula says:

    The Embroidered Ribbon Sleeve is such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  414. Cat says:

    Such cute ideas. I don’t have kiddos yet, but now I have some sweet gift ideas!

  415. Dejah Leger says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try one of these for my daughter’s teacher!

  416. Sarah J says:

    so many great ideas, thank you.

  417. Melissa B. says:

    Love the striped bag!!

  418. Caroline k says:

    As a teacher I’d love anyone of these gifts!

  419. robin baker says:

    love the notebook cover! and the tote!

  420. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the fabric notebook cover! It’s definitely going on my christmas gift to make list!

  421. Jen says:

    Love the teacher gift ideas! And the books for giveaway!

  422. julie says:

    Another great set of projects! Time to get started!!! And great give aways.

  423. bess says:

    love that tote!

  424. Serena says:

    The ribbon sleeve and patchwork notebook are so, so cute!

  425. Katie says:

    as a teacher I would take any of those beautiful gifts!!

  426. Judy R says:

    Love the notebook cover and apron! Scandanavian Stitches is on my wishlist!

  427. Donna B. says:

    Since I homeschool I am the teacher……………..does that mean I should make one of each for myself??????? 🙂

  428. Cherie says:

    As always, more great ideas to add to my “to-do” list.

  429. Cynthia says:

    Love those patchwork notebooks. The round pencil cases are impressive!

  430. Shira says:

    oh I really wanna win something in this giveaway 🙂
    good luck everyone and thanks!

  431. sook hyun says:

    love the embroidered ribbon!

  432. Shira says:

    Love the pencil case 🙂

  433. Love the free printable gift tags and this giveaway! Thank you so much for making this special for all of us.

  434. Ali van Oosten says:

    love the look of that scandinavian stitches book!

  435. Stacy says:

    I love that pencil case! What a great gift idea.

  436. JJ says:

    Those pencils look cute!

  437. Lynn says:

    More good ideas. I enjoyed discovering new sites too. (The Long Thread) and (Kojo Designs) I really liked the inside pockets on the teacher tote. Those know it all pencils were cute, cute, cute. Thanks!

  438. Megan says:

    All great projects! Those cookies look delicious

  439. heather b says:

    Thank you – I’m always scrambling to figure out what to do for the teachers.

  440. JennE says:

    here are some books here…..some I have never seen before 🙂

  441. Sara K. says:

    Love the ideas!!

  442. Megan P. says:

    Cool stuff!!

  443. StacieB. says:

    Love the round pencil case!

  444. bfree says:

    Thank you, wished I would have seen the previous giveaways!!

  445. Kelsey D says:

    All of these ideas are so cute!

  446. Sharon T. says:

    That ribbon sleeve would definitely brighten up my sister’s desk. Thanks again for all the great ideas!

  447. Amy says:

    What a cute pencil case! I might need to make one of those for myself 😉

  448. Kristin says:

    Loving the patchwork notebook cover!

  449. Tawny Bee says:

    That capron cover-up is a terrific idea for teachers – especially pre-school ones 😉

  450. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful pencil cases!

  451. that craft-in book looks nice. i had never heard of it. the scandinavian stitches also looks really cool!

  452. Kimberly says:

    I am loving these tutorials! Thank you.

  453. rae says:

    great ideas! that scandanavian book looks so inspiring!

  454. Gina.S says:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  455. Larissa says:

    Great ideas…great giveaways!

  456. christine says:

    The ribbon sleeve is a great idea for my daughter to make for her class. Thanks.

  457. Sarah M says:

    So excited about these books!

  458. Suzanne says:

    I love the gift tags! Just talked with my husband about the status of our printer. Look like we will need to go purchase some ink before I can make the tags! Thanks for all the crafty “Make it”s!

  459. Tiffany says:

    As a teacher myself, I would love any of those things! (Including Elizabeth’s book…)

  460. trina says:

    Great ideas!

  461. Gina says:

    These are all wonderful ideas!

  462. Cherri says:

    Great ideas. I hope you’re devoting a day for gifts for men & teen boys-the ones I have the hardest time making homemade gifts for. Thanks.

  463. Hashi says:

    I think I’ll make some of those round pencil cases for my young nieces and nephews.

  464. Rebecca N. says:

    Have found so many fun things to make for loved ones this Christmas! Thank you!

  465. ewebewe says:

    These projects are fantastic, now how do I get my students to see them………

  466. sarahjane says:

    Great prizes, as always!

  467. Jill says:

    Super cute stuff! I LOVE the ribbon sleeve.

  468. Robin E. says:

    That patchwork notebook is already on my to-do list, but now that stripe-y tote is too. I love these tutorials!

  469. Becky says:

    I’m a teacher … I’m a teacher!!! Love these.

  470. Jamie says:

    Love the set of Know It All pencils. Even my 9-year-old would get a kick out of these; I’m thinking stocking stuffer.

  471. stacey says:

    great ideas!

  472. Melissa says:

    Great ideas!

  473. Cindy B. says:

    Great Ideas!!

  474. Deidra says:

    I can’t wait to try the pencil case. One for the teacher and one for the student!

  475. Tarmy says:

    What fun ideas! I hope to have my 4 year old help with the ribbon can.

  476. Bailey says:

    ILove this blog!

  477. Mary says:

    Love the embroidered ribbon sleeve! I have tons of vintage ribbon we could use….

  478. Suzanne says:

    I’m a teacher and I LOVE the know it all pencil series. They are on my holiday wish list!

  479. Nicole N. says:

    What lovely ideas! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  480. Texana says:

    i just can’t believe how many books I want in my library—and they’re all in this giveaway!

  481. Ariane says:

    Thanks for the inspiration. I love the patchwork notebook. I think I’m going to try that one. Thanks for the giveaway!! Hugs Ariane

  482. Nikki Rainey says:

    What a great collection of teacher gifts. I think some students would benefit from them as well. thanks for sharing.

  483. Rachael says:

    Fun, fun stuff! I’m loving all these new projects and the discovery of the books has been fun.

  484. Gali says:

    the fabrics looks great. 🙂

  485. Morgan says:

    What a cute apron! And the pencils are great.

  486. Rachael says:

    I love the notebook covers. I’m starting on those right now!

  487. Deanne says:

    Like the notebook cover tutorial.

  488. Christina says:

    That ribbon sleeve is a neat idea.

  489. Katie says:

    Those pencils are too cute!

  490. Andrea says:

    Eeek! I want that quilting book! 🙂 I put it on my Christmas list since I doubt I’ll win it though…

  491. Carmen says:

    What a great idea (for teachers, I mean)!

  492. Sarah AJ says:

    Love the Know It All pencils!

  493. Jennifer says:

    More terrific ideas! And the books are great – I would love Scandinavian Stitches or Practical Guide to Patchwork.

  494. Lisa says:

    I absolutely love the ribbon sleeve. I am going to put my girls to work this afternoon – and I will have them sharpening a couple dozen pencils to add to it as well Terrific and so cute.

  495. Rebecca says:

    I’m really enjoying all of the ideas!

  496. Melissa says:

    Love it. Scandinavian stitches especially.

  497. Julia says:

    Those pencils are such a great idea! And I’ve been dying for a copy of Elizabeth Hartman’s book!

  498. Jill D says:

    Gifts for teachers are always a challenge in December. Thank you!

  499. Megan says:

    That ribbon sleeve is adorable! I want one for my desk at home 🙂

  500. Beth says:

    These are wonderful ideas! As a teacher, I especially appreciate handmade gifts. As a mother of a school-aged child, I hope her teachers do, too!!

  501. Anita says:

    I would really like to check out the Scandinavian Stitches book and make a couple of pencil cases.

  502. Kayci N. says:

    Too many great ideas this month, I want to make everything!

  503. Amy says:

    Beautiful apron!

  504. Mary says:

    I love those pencils! I’m definitely checking them out for stocking stuffers. 🙂

  505. Rachel says:

    I love that notebook and the bag!

  506. Liz Taylor says:

    I would love to win one of these–esp Elizabeth Hartman’s. I love her!

  507. Em says:

    I love the patchwork notebooks and the aprons. So cute, and great gifts teachers will cherish!

  508. brenda t says:

    oh, man! more great ideas! i have so much leftover ribbon and will have to make the ribbon sleeve.

  509. Katie says:

    I’ll admit relief to not having teachers to give to yet. I’ve been doing so much handmade stuff already, I think one more would put me over the edge!

  510. Dani says:

    I love the teacher tote! It’s adorable and such a great idea!

  511. meikjn says:

    I really like the pencil case.

  512. I definitely need to come back here in a week or so when I’m ready to start on the teachers’ presents.

  513. Ingrid says:

    I really love those pencil cases, and the yellow teacher’s bag. They sure beat the apples I gave my teachers when I was young.

  514. DebbieKL says:

    the notebook looks great!

  515. MamaBee says:

    Oh my goodness I’m loving these ideas!

  516. debra says:

    Oh I love the apron. Great tutorials….thanks for sharing.

  517. ~Helena~ says:

    The ideas are wonderful. There are so many I would like to make.

  518. Kara says:

    Oooh Scandinavian Stitches! I would love that book!

  519. Joke says:

    wooo that ribbon sleeve is just gorgeous! i think i’m going to make one…

  520. monica says:

    Great tutorials!

  521. beverly says:

    Great ideas. I need to get started! thanks!

  522. miktha says:

    I love the patchwork notebook, but it looks like complicated to make, maybe The Practical Guide to Patchwork can help me…?

  523. Kim Mears says:

    I love the quilted notebook cover. So cute!

  524. Melissa says:

    Great books, thanks for the chance to win!

  525. Karen Compton says:

    I’ve been meaning to make on of those notebook covers. It would be a great teacher gift!

  526. Suzanne says:

    Just in the nick of time. I need teacher ideas!

  527. Lynda says:

    The round pencil case is great!

  528. Amy says:

    Great gift ideas!
    My head is overflowing!

  529. rene says:

    Awesome gift ideas! Thank you!

  530. Terri says:

    Love the teacher tote!!! : ) Thanks again for an awesome set of tutes!!!

  531. Shannon says:

    Love that Elizabeth Hartman book!

  532. Laura says:

    I think I just opened half the links in a new tab to take a better look! Great round-up!

  533. Linda says:

    Another great post…love those pencils!

  534. Mandy says:

    I just got my sewing machine back out after ten years. The projects you are posting are great re-introductions to the craft! And the giveaways are wonderful!!!

  535. Katharine says:

    How cute! Thanks for the tutes.

  536. megan says:

    Pretty pencil cases!

  537. Ana says:

    So many great ideas. And not only for teachers 😀
    The notebook is adorable.

  538. Tammy says:

    Fun gifts. Too bad I don’t have a teacher on my list. 🙂

  539. Jennifer says:

    SMS just amazes me daily with all of teh great project ideas!

  540. Disco says:

    I like the ribbon sleeve – what a great ribbon stashbuster! If the kids make them, we’ll be using glue though, not sewing.
    Great ideas for the holidays, and finding a ton of lovely new blogs :0)

  541. Kristy says:

    Love those pencils!

  542. nilly says:

    the Patchwork Notebooks look cool.

  543. Cherie says:

    Love the pencil case tutorial!

  544. Lina says:

    I could see myself making that tote for all sorts of friends, not just teachers.

  545. Alicia says:

    Teachers are one of the hardest to buy for! They truly are deserving, and you want to get them something that is not cheap plastic crap. Thanks for such great ideas!

  546. Carole Ann says:

    Great projects! I love the round pencil cases!

  547. Mary Lou says:

    Cute stuff. Thanks.

  548. Patti Tyrell says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! The teachers will love them.

  549. Jeanne S says:

    That tape measure fabric is too cute.

  550. Katie says:

    I love that little notebook. I think I may need to make one of those for myself….after the holidays, of course.

  551. Renate says:

    Love the tutorials.

  552. Kim says:

    Thank you for the teacher ideas! What a great list for teachers.

  553. Stephanie says:

    Love the apron. That would be great for artists as well!

  554. Louisa says:

    I love those gift tags! Thanks for sharing the link!

  555. Leisha says:

    Too many things to choose from!!!!

  556. Virginia says:

    Love the patchwork notebooks–I can think of several non-teachers on my list that would enjoy them too.

  557. Hannah says:

    I’m a teacher, and I’d love to receive any of these wonderful things… I live in hope!

  558. Lara Thorarinsdottir says:

    Oh! The Scandinavian stitches book is so cute, and right up my alley 🙂

  559. Susan C. says:

    Another fantastic list!

  560. Whistlepea says:

    I’m a teacher and have never received a handmade teacher gift. These are great.

  561. Cayce says:

    what great projects!

  562. Brigette says:

    I like the ribbon planter.

  563. Sarah says:

    I like the ribbon sleeve, very colorful.

  564. Valerie says:

    Fun ideas! I especially like gifts kids can make–it makes it more meaningful for them!

  565. Hannah says:

    I don’t have kids in school, but there are plenty of teachers in my family. Thanks for the ideas!

  566. Beth says:

    I love the patchwork notebook.

  567. Andi says:

    As a teacher, I would love yo receive any of these gifts! I might actually have to make myself a teacher tote when Christmas is over – it sounds amazing! Thanks for another great day of ideas, my holiday “to make” list is getting longer and I am loving every minute!

  568. These gift ideas are all so great!
    And those craft tutorials are brilliant!

  569. I would love to have the Practical Guide to Patchwork!!

  570. Great idea’s!

  571. Janaina says:

    Great ideas!!!
    I’m a teacher and a just loved it all!

  572. Heidi says:

    love the patchwork and modern quilt book…hoping santa puts them in my bag for the holidays!

  573. SoozeM says:

    I love your ideas posts, thankyou!!

  574. Jenny says:

    oh! i love the idea of my daughter making her teacher a christmas gift! thanks!

  575. Nancy says:

    As a (on hiatus) teacher, any of these gifts from a student would be so lovely. I especially like the pencil case, and those pencils, for that matter!

  576. Sonja says:

    Love the teachers cover all apron. My favorite part is that extra large ric rac.

  577. Loving those pencils…and the Scandinavian Stitches book!!! You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for posting all of this!

  578. Elizabeth Hartman’s new book is totally on my Christmas list!

  579. Christina D says:

    the pencil bags a really cute

  580. Colleen says:

    I have been waiting for the Scandinavian Stitches! Thanks for the chances to win!

  581. Chris says:

    love the notebook cover! thanks for the chance to win!

  582. Ellu says:

    Oh, I really love those patchwork bookcases! And of course all the lovely giveaways!

  583. Kerstin says:

    Being a teacher, I love this post! I cherish the homemade gifts my students have made for me.

  584. PeachRainbow says:

    Hope to win!

  585. Alice S says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I’m going to make one of the patchwork notebooks for a gift.

  586. Louise says:

    Lovely as ever….

  587. Debbie says:

    I am always after good presents for teachers, thanks!

  588. Karen says:

    I’m so excited to see this post!! Great timing! Thank you!

  589. Erika says:

    The round pencil case and the notebook are great! I´ll try them as soon as possible for my kids. Wonderful gifts! 🙂

  590. Natalie says:

    Fantastic, I think I’ll get making the ribbon sleeve with my little girl and the cookies sound divine!

  591. Alexis says:

    Fab ideas, just no teachers to gift to, but I can think of plenty of other people who would love these!

  592. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful idea! Fabulous handmade gifts! And a giveaway as well…..I LOVE this!!!
    Kind regards from Germany sends

  593. Pat says:

    Love the round pencil case. I made this for my grandson using “tractor fabric”. It was a real hit with his school buddies. I may have to use some of the ruler fabric to make a case for his teacher…Sew on…..Thanks

  594. Jo says:

    Love those pencils! SO fab

  595. Seanna Lea says:

    These are so fun. I love the pencil case with a set of the know it all pencils, but the thing I ooohed and awwed over most was the notebook cover. It reminds me of the covers a lot of people I know used to use to cover their romance novels on the train.

  596. Rebmara says:

    Oh, a quilt and a patchwork book to win! great! And some great gift ideas again!

  597. I’ve been trying to think of what to make the teachers this year for Christmas and i think those patchwork notebooks are PERFECT! Thanks for the inspiration.

  598. Abbington says:

    LOVE the know it all pencil sets!! What a great idea!

  599. Gill says:

    Some great ideas! The totes would be really quick and easy to make in bulk!!

  600. Louana says:

    oh wow! what great ideas

  601. Annwen says:

    Great ideas…I know a few teachers who would love any number of these! Thanks again for all the amazing tutorials you’ve put together 🙂

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