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December 15, 2013

Personalized Teacher Gift: First Aid Kit


If your child is anything like mine, they use a lot of bandaids ;)  A papercut, hangnail, or scraped finger absolutely warrant a separate bandaid, and then everything is better...am I right?

So, when my daughter came home from school telling me all the things she had used bandaids for, I thought I had better replenish her teacher's supply :)  And so, we made her a fun little First Aid Kit pouch to put them in, and give as a gift.  


The tutorial for this simple pouch can be found at The Crafty CPA - and it is very easy to follow!  Two pieces of fabric, sewn right sides together, turned right side out, and then top stitched around the outside (after folding it into the shape of a pouch).  That's all!

A few small differences on mine: 
I used interfacing on both pieces of fabric to make it nice and stiff.  
I top stitched across the edge that would be folded up to create a pouch before stitching around the outside.  
Also, instead of a button, I used velcro to secure the flap closed.  


I was able to cut out the text with my Silhouette into freezer paper that I ironed down to use as a stencil. If you don't have a cutting machine, you can cut letters out of freezer paper by hand, you could use regular paper or plastic alphabet stencils, and paint carefully, or you could freehand it!  I actually think it would be really cute to have the student paint on the words in their own cute handwriting :)  


Fill with bandaids (and any other first aid equipment you'd like) and you have a wonderful teacher gift that will surely be used often!  

For other teacher gift ideas, check out my Pinterest board here.  We made these yard stick magnets last year, along with some chocolate covered pretzels, and they were a big hit!  

Happy Gift Giving!

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1 comment:

  1. That's such a great idea for a teacher gift! I've got a link to your tutorial posted on Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-personalized-first-aid-kit-for-teacher/2013/12/15/
    --Anne

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