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13 Projects To Show Your Teacher Appreciation: Homemade Gifts to Sew + 5 New Ideas

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor of AllFreeSewing.com

Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week: 13 Projects to Show Your Teacher Appreciation: Homemade Gifts to Sew

Where would we be without teachers? It's so important that our valued teachers receive recognition for their hard work and efforts. This teacher appreciation week, show your teacher how much you value them and their lessons. We’ve put together teacher appreciation week ideas that are sure to put a smile on your teacher’s face. Ditch the standard store bought gift and opt for handmade teacher appreciation gifts. With these 13 homemade teacher appreciation gift ideas, you can find a project (or a few!) that you know your teacher will love. As sewists, it’s so rewarding to make gifts rather than purchase them. The personal touch truly shows that you care. Choose to make any of these teacher appreciation homemade gifts for teacher appreciation week and give your teacher the proper thank you they deserve!

 
 

Quick Handmade Teacher Appreciation Gifts

 
Make any of these quick handmade teacher appreciation gifts in no time! Even if you’ve waiting until the last minute, you can still make gifts for teacher appreciation week. Use your sewing skills to create handmade teacher appreciation gifts; you can be rewarded extra credit for making projects that won’t even take a long time to complete. Check out these quick and simple sewing projects, all of which make for great teacher gifts.

Tissue Pouch Tutorial     Hand Sanitizer Holder

Tissue Pouch Tutorial: Grab some cute fabric and create several as gifts.

Hand Sanitizer Holder: Keeps hands clean and stops the spread of germs!

Bunting Cosmetic Bag: An adorable makeup or change purse.

Car CD Holder Tutorial: There's nothing better than good tunes during your morning drive.


 

Useful for Teacher: Appreciation Homemade Gifts
 

Even though not all teachers are alike, there are some things every teacher needs. When thinking of what to make for your teacher, consider creating gifts they can use in the classroom. All of these handmade teacher appreciation gifts are useful for teachers. If you’re looking for a thoughtful way to show your teacher appreciation, homemade gifts are the way to go.

Compact Zippered Cosmetic Bag     Zippered Laptop Sleeve

Compact Zippered Cosmetic Bag: Perfect place to store makeup while in the classroom and on the go.

Zippered Laptop Sleeve: Make this colorful and fun cover to protect their laptop.

15 Minute Mouse Pad Wrist Rest: Makes all those hours spent on the computer a bit more comfortable.

Journal Cover Tutorial: A cute way to dress up any standard notebook.


 

DIY Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas
 

Put your creativity to the test by creating your own teacher appreciation week gifts. Separate your gift from the rest by making handmade teacher appreciation gifts (and steering clear of generic, store bought presents). With this collection of ideas for teacher appreciation week and your sewing skill set, there’s no excuse not to create lovely gifts this teacher appreciation week.

 

 How to Sew a Wine Tote     Bath Towel Spa Slippers

How to Sew a Wine Tote: Make it easy for them to travel to holiday parties and get-togethers.

Bath Towel Spa Slippers: These comfy slippers offer the ultimate comfort for relaxing.

Arm Band Pouch: Great for afterschool workouts.

Hanging Jewelry Holder: Helps organize jewelry so pieces don't clutter the home.

Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads: The search for hot pads is over; they're attached to the apron!
 

 

New! We've just added 5 new ideas for you to explore. This teacher appreciation week, show them how much you care with homemade gifts they can use.

Apple Printed Lunch Sack     Open Sesame Doorstop     Tea Time Mug Rug   

Apple Printed Lunch Sack From Old Jeans: Give your teacher this adorable lunch tote and you're sure to become a favorite student.

Open Sesame Fabric Doorstop: You can create a lovely doorstop for the classroom.

Tea Time Mug Rug: Give your teacher a fabric mug rug. It's the perfect size for their morning coffee and muffin.

Mini Quilt Lunch Sack: The Mini Quilt Lunch Sack requires little fabric and time but delivers a lunch tote that's great for your midday meal on the go. Every teacher needs a handy lunch sack!

No Sew Eyeglasses Case: Find a cute potholder and the no sew fabric projects are endless! Even if you don't sew you can still make your teacher a useful accessory.
 

 

Which of these projects would you consider making for your teacher? Leave a comment below and tell us why!






 

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