This week, I'm sharing what I'll be giving our nursery helpers at church as a thank you gift right around Christmas!
I've had this (click this link for all instruction details) idea bookmarked for ages and, my friend Grace and I each made one of these last spring at her house. But, I've since made a few more and discovered a simpler way of finishing the edges!
You'll see the wrap in the middle has very skinny binding on it - not a good idea. Next, I made the one on the left with homemade binding - much better, but still a lot of effort.
Finally, I tried the Christmas one. I sewed the pieces together with the right sides facing leaving an opening for turning it right side out. After turning it and pressing, it was easy to sew up the opening and top stitch. Much easier!
In the next few days, I will show what I did to the little mini composition book to make it look cute! I think these are great gifts! And, you can practically make them from fabric scraps you already have!
Homemade notecards fill the middle pocket and cute holiday labels fill the third one. The possibilities for personalizing these are endless! And, Emily has already had her eye on it! I'll have to make one for her when she learns the art of writing notes and thank you's!
The Christmas one has a snowflake ornament and Let it Snow tag tied on for fun and as a special treat for its recipient!