Teacher’s Tote Bag Pattern with Zipper

By: Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield from
Teachers Tote Bag Pattern with Zipper
Teachers Tote Bag Pattern with Zipper
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At the end of a school year, it can be tough to think of teacher gift ideas that show the depth of your appreciation. Struggle no more to think of thoughtful DIY teacher appreciation gifts when you have this Teacher's Tote Bag Pattern with Zipper! This tote bag sewing tutorial will show you how to sew a sleek canvas bag with the catchy phrase, "I teach. What's your superpower?" emblazoned on the front. No lining is required for this simple piece, either! Add a colorful flair to your neutral pattern by lining the zipper and handles with cotton patterns. 

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With all of the responsibility of teaching our kids what they need to succeed in the world, teachers deserve all the appreciation we can afford! I love this inspiring letter applique. I'm even considering adding a colorful cotton lining to the inside of the tote for further decoration, even though it's sturdy enough with just the medium-weight canvas. Who knows? Maybe I'll even add a pocket or two inside so that the teachers have a place to tuck their pencils :)


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