Teacher totes finished

Well, it was 11 PM on the night before the last day of school but I finished the tote bags for my daughter’s teachers. Each has a back and handles made from a toile canvas, with the inside edges finished with a zigzag stitch.

Because the canvas was 56″ wide, the handles were just one width of fabric, cut in half (long enough to go over a shoulder. I was able to find leftover binding for each from two quilts I had made for my daughter at different times. My daughter used a fabric marker to personalize and date each handle.

My daughter was rather sad yesterday, knowing that she won’t be returning to that school. My husband has just retired, so they will be home schooling next year while I continue to work.

Next on my to-do list is buttons and waistband alterations for a couple of band uniforms. But once I’m done that it’s back to the fun stuff. Linking up to TGIFF.


  1. Fantastic totes! I’m sure your daughter was proud to give these to her teacher😊❤️

    1. I didn’t give gifts most other years, but with it being the end of our relationship with the school I thought it fitting. My daughter decided which teacher would get which tote.


      On Sat., Jun. 22, 2019, 9:23 a.m. Lisa in Port Hope, wrote:


  2. Jannette B. · ·

    Those are great totes – pretty and practical!

    1. I didn’t want to make something so fancy it wouldn’t be used–but for groceries or for a book and sweater, a simple tote bag is essential.


      On Sat., Jun. 22, 2019, 2:32 p.m. Lisa in Port Hope, wrote:


  3. Very cool. I am sure they will be received with oohs and aahs.

    1. Yes, they were!



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