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apples for teachers

Hi everyone!  Wow, tomorrow is the first day of school for my boys!  I can't believe how fast the summer went.  They are all packed and ready to go and boy, do they have a lot of supplies to take the first day.  I'm gonna have my daughter help me carry everything.

During one of my blog stalking days, I came across this cute tutorial on how to make an apple pin cushion.  I thought maybe I can't really make it cause I didn't think I could follow the curve of the apple nicely but it's really not too bad.  I thought they would also make cute gifts for the teachers.  So I spent most of yesterday making these apple pin cushions so my boys could take them on the first day of school.  I think they are cute even if the teachers might not sew or actually use them as pin cushions.  Maybe they could just sit nicely on the teachers' desks?

I'm giving the 2 larger ones to the teachers.  I made the smaller one first and didn't realize it would be so small but it's a cute size.  I think the larger ones are more real apple sized.  This is more of the Doodlebug Designs fabric from Riley Blake Designs.

Here's a close up.  The tutorial gives you the pattern so you can cut out each of the panels to sew up.  I used some felt for the stem and I had these fabric leaves in my stash for a while.  I trimmed the leaf for the smaller apple.

I added tags to the apples.  The tag, apple & Happy sentiment are from Lawn Fawn and the other sentiment is from PTI.  I think these turned out cute though my kids are thrown off by the purple color instead of the typical apple colors but purple is one of their school colors! 

I'm happy to have made yet another sewing project on my list.  I have one more project I'd like to try and think they would make nice gifts for teachers too.  Maybe for Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Comments

Jenny said…
are you sure you are a beginner? These are so cute!
Cheryl said…
Such cute apples!! I remember they had tomato pin cushions...with such a hard piece of felt glued on top, couldn't even stick the pins on from the top... Yeah, can't believe it's back to school already, at least we still have another week.
Denice said…
OMG....these are just adorable and you used the perfect patterned fabric. Of course the teachers are going to love these!
:Dxx
These are the prettiest apples I've ever seen. You are doing an amazing job with your sewing projects. The teachers are gonna LOVE 'EM for sure. And summer really did whiz by FAST.
Rachel Parys said…
Woooow!! Totally have to make one of these!! I love the gorgeous purple material you used!! Fantastic work!
Anonymous said…
Your purple apples are sooo cute! It looks hard to make but you did such a good job. I know the teachers will love it!
Leanne said…
Ok, I think you just excel at everything you do!! LOL!! I am serious!! These are the cutest apples ever and the teachers are gonna go ga-ga over them. I feel sorry for the other parents, they will have to step up their games. hehe...
Fabulous share Eva. Hope the kids had a great first day!
Unknown said…
This makes me want to be a teacher just to get these super adorable apples! Looooove the fabric!
Lynn said…
Your kids are going to be the teacher's pet from the first day. LOL! Your sewing skills are impressive. How do you do it all?

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