Making It With Allie - Teacher Totes

Hello all!
How is your summer?
We are loving the summer here!
I wanted to share with you the teacher gifts that we made for our school teachers.

We decided to make Teacher Totes
Every teacher I have ever spoken with has always said that they LOVE large carry-all totes.
The idea kind of morphed as I went along...
Do any of your projects run away from you, as mine tend to??
Anyways, I found some chalkboard fabric and some denim and went to town.
I was able to get my mother and her embroidery machine to do some beautiful applique that makes the whole bag "pop".
We used this bag as an opportunity to perfect a technique called "puffy embroidery".
I love how they turned out!

I downloaded a "chalk" font then used the Silhouette to cut out the names with Smooth Heat Transfer,
 then ironed it onto the Chalkboard fabric.

Then I made each teacher a t-shirt with some bling!

Thank You Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Lanthier and Ms. Meghan!

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  1. What thoughtful & beautiful totes you made! Love the pencil & chalk designs!

  2. Thank you for hosting a great party!!
    i love the totes!! I bet the teachers just loved them!

  3. Ok...I made teachers totes too and mine are not nearly as nice...LOL! The chalkboard fabric is a great ideas and mom did awesome on the embroidery!! And by the look on the teacher's face...she loved it!!

  4. Oh my Lord....you are so freakin talented. Stop making the rest of us look so lazy! :)

  5. PS come link this up at my place!

  6. Thank you for hosting another wonderful link party!

  7. Simple and cute teacher's tote.. I like it! :)
    Thanks for hosting the link party..
    Hani @ craftionary

  8. So adorable!
    I've been visiting your links for a while now and decided to link up today for the first time!


  9. Hi!

    I am your Follower!
    I loved the totes and I loved the Tees too!
    I am very fond of your blog!
    Keep up the good work!

    Do visit my Blog too and Follow it if you like it!



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