Homemade Pouch {teacher appreciation}

    Posted by  ·  April 27, 2011

    I’m Ellen from The Long Thread , where I write about all things handmade. My new book, 1,2,3 Sew from Chronicle
    will be available next month.

    Today I’m going to show you how to make this simple drawstring pouch
    for teacher gifts. These days, I’m big on practicality and not a fan
    of clutter, so I often give our teachers gift certificates to
    coffeehouses, grocery stores, or their favorite shops. Whether you
    spend a little or a lot, it’s nice to add a personal touch to your
    gift by including a handmade pouch with a big “Thank You” from your

    Download the full instructions here.

    How To Make A Drawstring Pouch


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    1. Melissa Nunez
      Saturday, April 30th, 2011
      I love this appreciation gift idea. I love to give gifts that I know will be used instead of being put in a closet and forgotten about because they could not use it.
    2. Heather Smith
      Thursday, April 28th, 2011
      These bags are darling! So are the Crystal Lite containers - and I know! I taught for 35 years and never got a present from a student that I didn't love, but home made ones touched me especially.
    3. Thursday, April 28th, 2011
      Love this idea. Beautful fabrics too!
    4. Brookie
      Thursday, April 28th, 2011
      I look forward to all of these great ideas! I manage an Adult Day Center, and I am always looking for meaningful projects for our volunteers and friends of the center! I am especially enjoying the teacher appreciation ideas! Thanks so much!
    5. Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
      So cute! Even with my sorely lacking skills I might be able to make this!
    6. Melissa R.
      Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
      THANK YOU! As a teacher I feel guilty when I get gifts I can't use. (my christmas tree can only hold so many apple ornaments!) Teachers <3 <3 <3 gift cards! What CUTE pouches too!
    7. Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
      this is PERFECT!
      i like to give gift cards too..and always put them in hand-sewn envelopes..this is darling...will be using this idea for sure!
    8. Alice S
      Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
      I love this and plan to make one with my son for his teacher.
    9. Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
      I just shared this on my blog's FB page. What a cute idea to make gift cards a bit more personal. Love it!