Wednesday, July 28, 2010

bag is done... time for school

I am so excited to give my sister her birthday present. It's not until September, but she's getting it early. I got it done this evening. I called her right away and asked if I could go ahead and put pictures here. She's like me and didn't want to wait for a surprise.

I made her the teacher bag I've mentioned recently. I got my inspiration here. There's a tutorial there but I didn't use it. I made a sketch and just jumped in. I used some of the pocket tricks I learned while making this for my other sister. So, she's student teaching this fall and was in need of a teacher tote.

Zippers on both sides allow it to open up.

Everything is all in there and all organized. Neat and tidy.

Two pockets on the front. One big blue one and a smaller yellow one.

It unzips and opens up. There are all your things.

It opens flat with all of the necessary supplies right there. I'm thinking this would be great for grading. All of the grading supplies could be right there, grading scale card, calculator, markers, pens, etc.

One side has a large pocket in the back, a row of pencil pockets and then a row of three pockets with clear fronts.


On one side there is a zipper pouch, three pockets and then another big pocket. I wanted there to be lots of places for full sized papers and file folders.

I really wanted to make sure that it could hold file folders sitting the right way too. It's so not cool when all your papers fall out when you go to pull out the folder.

I made an extra front pocket, just in case. She is a Miss now, but who knows someday. No pressure.

I just want to carry it around. It's a fun bag. The only other thing I could think to get her were socks. It's a long story.

I've linked up all kinds of places. Here's the list.

18 comments:

grandma said...

Wow, what a great bag. She will love it. I am glad you are sending it to begin school with her.

Anonymous said...

Cool bag--

Love Always,
Dad

Jami said...

Love, love, LOVE that bag. I was a teacher in my former life! I would have been over the moon to receive such a fabulous gift! Your sister is a lucky girl!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

Ca-Ute!!! Love all the pockets.

Visiting by way of Whatever goes Wednesdays

~Makalani
Makaz Home

I'm hosting a halloween inspiration link party until the end of the week, would love any inspiration that you have. Link up here

Andrea - Simple Organized Living said...

If I were a teacher...I would love to have this bag. What a great idea for a gift as well.

I know lots of teachers...I may have to study your blog!!

Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

This caught my eye over at Life as Lori. The whole bag is terrific, I think the inside is my favorite...it's so organized!

Erin said...

What a fantastic bag! Any teacher would LOVE this!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Sassy Sites! said...

OKAY... this is the cutest!! She is going to love this! I love that it has a zipper down the side! Great job! Your blog is so cute with lots of fun ideas here! I'm a follower ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

Alison said...

I used to be a teacher, and I would have loved this bag!! Love all of those pockets. FABULOUS!! Thank you for sharing!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

i love this bag

do come link up this bag (as it has at least a reference tutorial link) so our readers can find you:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-8/

new weekly linky party opens each wednesday, so if you bookmark this page you can come back every week with a new tutorial or two...

Kat said...

I wish I had this bag! I am a teacher and we get tons of useless, ugly bags every year from different companies. This one actually has teachers in mind! A-maz-ing!

Kim said...

This is pretty amazing. I'm really impressed by the side zippers. Thanks for linking with FFT.

Deidre said...

So glad to see your own take on the tote! It turned out awesome!

Mormishmom said...

That turned out so awesome! I love your fabrics too!

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Jan said...

The inside of that bag is PERFECT!!!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

I think teachers would LOVE this bag! Heck, I would love this bag! I might just have to put this on my to-do list for teacher appreciation this year.... Thanks for posting ... I've added a link. Check it out and add a few links of your own!

Carolina said...

That is an awesome bag! I'm no teacher, but I'd still love a bag that helped me be that organized!

I hope you'll stop by Expect Moore and link this project to the "Pocket Week" Linky Party.

http://expectmoore.blogspot.com/p/pocket-week.html

Carolina

Jill said...

What an amazing bag!! pocket heaven!