The last few days I’ve been cleaning and purging my craft hoard. I started this the beginning of the year and I’m still pushing through. It’s just not easy letting go of crafts that might of been. While emptying a storage bin yesterday, I came across these burlap zipper pouches. I bought like 20 from the dollar section at Target…2 years ago. I was all set to toss them in the donate pile, when I had a craft vision. We are headed out on a road trip this month and I’ve been gathering supplies to keep the kids occupied. I knew these pouches would be perfect for their coloring pencils and some crayons, but they just needed that special something.
Supplies I used:
Burlap zipper pouches
I’ve been wanting to teach them some basic embroidery skills for a while and these pouches were a good starter project. Burlap is great for kid embroidery. The larger holes are easy for them to navigate. Also, you can use yarn, versus thread, which is a little more kid friendly. To start, I had each of them write their name with the sewing marker. Savannah and Annie wrote their names and I did all the stitching for them. I showed Jacks how to thread the needle, then I knotted it for him. I did the first couple of stitches for him, then he finished the rest of his name on his own. I had him stop after each letter and I secured the yarn with a knot on the inside. Just repeat the same steps for each letter.
Now, I only have 17 more of these things. I love a handmade gift, so I think I’ll have them personalize the remaining for friends and family.