Last year my daughter, Maddy, was in reception and for a thank you gift to her teachers I thought it would be special to make a zippered pouch using fabric with my daughters drawings on, for a personal touch.
Maddy puts alot of thought into her drawings and she gave it the title of thinking children because each child is thinking about playing, whether it be the swings, see saw etc. I scanned this drawing in and edited in Illustrator and made it into a seamless repeat. This drawing was entered into a competition that Spoonflower had for children, sadly she didn’t make the top ten but that didn’t matter as I think it’s fantastic anyway.
I got it printed on quilting cotton in a fat quarter, and decided to make it into a simple zippered pouch. I used my sewing machine to stitch on the back the title of the fabric, who it was by and what year, as I am sure the teachers get a few gifts over the years.
I’m not sure what we will come up with this year, I should start thinking about it soon, especially if Maddy wants her drawing to be on fabric again.