March Sewing: A Little Bag for a Not-So-Little Student

One of Nik’s current tennis players was one of my very first students, in 2005.  She was in 6th grade and I was a first-year teacher.  She, blessedly, was quiet and studious and didn’t cause me any trouble (unlike a few others in her class).   This year, she is turning 18 and invited us to come to her birthday party.  EIGHTEEN!!!!  That makes me old!  Normally, I wouldn’t have made a present for one of Nik’s players (because I would never have time) but K is special to me and so, I decided to make her this little bag – from this great tutorial from Noodlehead.  I figure it’s the least I can do to thank her for putting up with that crazy class and all my new teacher mistakes!

I had such fun choosing these fabrics, all of which I had in my stash. I lined it with a red polka dot and added a light-yellow pocket, just for fun.

Here’s Ellie with the bag, to give you a little perspective on its size.

And here’s the little thief in action.

See that mischievous glint in her eyes? 🙂  I wish you could have heard her laughing!

This was a one-nap project (plus about 20 minutes last night).  I will definitely be making more of these!

And yes, I’m finally almost finished with my banner for church – finished enough that I felt like I could take the time to sew something else.

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6 Responses to March Sewing: A Little Bag for a Not-So-Little Student

  1. Mom says:

    SO cute, Laura. I love the fabrics you chose!

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