22 Homemade Teacher Gifts to Sew


22 Homemade Teacher Gifts to Sew

Even making a small handmade teacher gift shows your appreciation for all they do. This list is full of brilliant ideas!


22 Homemade Teacher 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 22 Homemade Teacher Gifts to Sew for Teacher Appreciation and general educator 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 that they deserve!

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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.

Funky Tissue Pouch

Grab some cute fabric and create several as gifts.

Hand Sanitizer Holder

Keeps hands clean and stops the spread of germs!

Bunting Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

An adorable makeup or change purse.

Car CD Holder Tutorial

There's nothing better than good tunes during your morning drive.

The Scrap Bucket Basket

Perfect for a teachers who need to store any extra supplies on their desks.

Lovely Scissor Holder

Keep the classroom pair of scissors and supplies in a secure place on the wall.

Happy Apple DIY Pillow

This adorable apple will make them smile!

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

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.

Stash Busting Linen Napkins

Give something to a tacher that they can use for their kitchen decor. These linene napkins are an excellent way to show your appreciation to a teacher.

Fab Feathered DIY Dish Towels

A trendy and adoable DIY towel, anyone would love to receive this handmade kitchen accessory.

Scraptacular Pot Holder Pocket

Teachers eat too! Gift this unexpected idea to one of your child's teachers as a quirky and useful present.

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

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.

Adorable Half Apron Pattern

This pattern is an easy sewing project that even beginners can master!

Mini Quilt Lunch Sack

This pattern requires little fabric and time, but it 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. 

Stylish Insulated Lunch Bag

Give your teacher this adorable lunch tote and you're sure to become a favorite student.

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The link to the tissue holder is not working

So many great ideas! I wish I had a week to try them all, but I need to pick one and make several for teachers. I agree that the mini lunch sack would be great!

I'd love to make the zippered school supplies case but I can't get to it. I tried to right click on the picture and on the link to open in a new tab but I just redirected me to this page. Odd.

the mini quilt lunch sack would be something most teachers would use.

Zippered school supply case? Still can't find instructions on making this! Can u tell us what happened and can u restore the pattern? Thank you for your prompt response. Pat

Great Ideas!

Zippered school supply case? No instructions are to be found?? I am teaching my three granddaughters and their friends to sew, this would be a perfect item for them, can you help? Thank you.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It looks like this pattern moved, thus rendering our link broken. We apologize for the inconvenience. We're working on getting an updated link, so check back later and it should be back up! --Editors of AllFreeSewing

Any sewing projects for an eye glasses case?

@edjburns 6282543, We do not have a pattern on our site at this time for a quilted checkbook cover, but here is a link to a great crafty project from our sister site, FaveCrafts, that you might like: http://www.favecrafts.com/Unexpected-Ideas/Unique-Checkbook-Cover/ Enjoy! --editors of AllFreeSewing

Do you have a pattern for a quilted checkbook cover?


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