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Sew Gifts for School Teachers, Babysitters, Club Leaders and More

Gifts That Show How Much You Appreciate Their Time Effort and Dedication


Every year teachers receive gifts that they may appreciate the sentiment but they can only use so much calogne and candy.  Use your sewing skills to sew a gift that shows you appreciate their time and efforts.  These free patterns will provide ideas to spur your imagination and create giftas that are far more personalized than any thing you can buy in the stores.

Your fabric choices, embroideries and appliques can make any gift highly personalized so it shows that you spent time thinking about and making a special gift for a special person.

Tissue Box Covers

Tissue Box Cover Collections
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Almost all public schools ask that each student bring in a box of tissues. We all know that not all students contribute which leaves teachers digging into their own pocket. Grab a couple different style boxes of tissues, find fabric that reflects the teacher's subject and sew covers that will be used for years.

Binder Covers

Binder Covers with Embroidery
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Teachers use a binder as much if not more than the students. Create a personalized binder cover for a teacher who is dedicated to a specific area of study for a gift that will be used for years. If you don't have an embroidery machine, use a fabric that reflects what the teacher specializes in and heavy interfacing to stiffen the fabric.

Insulated Lunch Sack

Finished Insulated Lunch Sacks
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Most teacher's brown bag it. Sew them a lunch sack with themed fabric and add reusable sanwich and snack containers to help them go green.

Guy Gifts

Sew a Nail Pouch
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Most of us don't think like a guy... so we have no idea what we can make for a guy. Find out what that man does in his spare time and there is bound to be a free pattern that will make a gift that will be appreciated. #1 Dad ideas can easily become #1 Teacher.

Free Bag, Purse, Totes, Clutches and Pocketbook Patterns

Free Drawstring Backpack Sewing Pattern
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Every person who deals with children, uses bags.Field trips, play grounds and every day events require a bag. Tote bags and backpacks are bound to be appreciated.

Sew an Eye Glass Case

Eye Glass Case
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Does this special person wear glasses? Sew a gift they will use at night even if they wear their glasses all day. Use novelty fabric to reflect what they love to do.

Christmas Ornaments

Angel Christmas Tree Ornaments
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Everyone loves a new Christmas ornament. Even if the teacher can't decorate the classroom, they will appreciate the ornaments. Sew an angel ornament and include a note about what an angel the person has been for your child.

How To Sew A Simple Sachet

Did you grow lavender or other fragrant plants this summer? Use some of that fragrance to sew a sachet and fill it with the fragrance you know is natural.

Arm Chair Organizer

Arm Chair Organizer
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Any one who works with children needs some time to unwind. Help them to relax and enjoy down time by sewing them an organizer that leaves everything at their finger tips. This organizer can be used on an armchair or in bed between the mattress and box spring.

Kitchen Sewing Projects

Potholder That Doubles as an Oven Mitt
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Use novelty fabric to sew potholders, aprons and more to sew useful items that will be used in anyone's kitchen... and even make someone smile while they are busy preparing meals.
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