Whilst browsing my regular blogs I saw the answer to my prayers on the wonderful blog by Domesticali . I knew I had to make thse and would like to add I did first ask Ali for her permission and she very generously and happily gave it to me to recreate her fantastic idea!
Book bags for grown ups, or more specifically book bags for teachers - they seem to have endless books and paper to carry around! I just loved Ali's clever idea and so set about measuring and sewing lots of lines on to some calico. Then I got the kids to write their teachers names on the lines in my favourite iron out pens!
I free motion embroidered over their writing, made them up into bags with webbing handles and hey presto - paper bags.
I love seeing the kids very best writing displayed on them and do hope they like them as much as I do. They also wrote their names and the year on the back, just so the teachers can remember them.
So thank you so much Ali - they aren't as good as her original one, but what a clever lady for coming up with such a good idea.