With only one son in Elementary school this year, we just had one teachers gift to make, and Mr. 8 knew exactly what his teacher likes - cats!
He really wanted to embroider a cat, so he drew his own drawing, I reminded him how to sew back-stitch, and off he went...
I helped with the eyes and whiskers, but otherwise he did an amazing job by himself. The original plan was to incorporate the embroidery into a bag, but we decided that it looked so cute by itself in a hoop, and so I finished it off with felt on the back and a ribbon to hang it by.
For the tote bag we chose some cat fabric, and then Mr. 8 chose some other fabrics to match, including cute Lizzy House mice!
I made the tote, following Svetlana's great tutorial. The only changes I made were to make my own handles, and to apply a piece of velcro on the front pocket.
His teacher was thrilled with the presents, and it was nice to make something extra special for her as she is leaving the school and returning to the USA.
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