10. Make something? for Elena’s teachers at Mother’s Day Out. I’ll give myself an out and buy something if need be, but I’d like to find something to make them or for their kids.
Well, this one is DONE. Elena’s last day of Mother’s Day Out/Preschool was two weeks ago and I ended up just giving her teachers Target gift cards.
“But huh? That doesn’t look like a Target giftcard!” <– I can hear you questioning from here!
I had seen and wanted to make her teachers nice little purse notebooks. At the end of the day, though, I decided it was something that was too big and bulky for *my* purse so why would I give it to someone else? And I *know* everyone can always have fun spending a bit of money at Target, so that’s what I did for them.
But I did make this prototype before I made my decision to go with gift cards.
Well, unfinished prototype. This is the front of the notepad cover. If I complete it, it will either have a button or velcro closure here on the front.
I didn’t use any pattern in the making of this, but did look over several different tutorials and etsy listings for similar notepad covers.
I really like how the pockets came out except for the diagonal interior pocket, but that can easily be worked out with a bigger triangle. I made it bigger initially and then cut it down forgetting that I was going to lose a lot of it in the seam.
The back cover, with 2 pockets.
Really my biggest problem with it is that it’s just too fluffy. I think I would like something hard versus soft, but all the tutorials I did see used fusible fleece. Maybe go ahead and use the stiff Peltex? Or maybe just fuse the fleece on both sides instead of just one so everything is a bit stiffer and just more together?
I’m not ready to give up on this project yet because ones I’ve seen are super-cute and they *look* usable — mine just doesn’t seem usable with my current prototype. I might keep working on this one before I waste more fabric.
But since I gave myself an out on this Spring to Finish item, I’m taking it!
By the way, just look how much Elena has grown since she started Preschool 2 years ago — here she is on her 1st and last days of Preschool (*sniff* *sniff*).