Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Motivation { Back to School}

Welcome back to Monday Motivation! 

All over the country our wonderful children are headed back to school.  My children are still home for the next few weeks so now is the perfect time to start making these fun craft and sewing projects with them! I might even be able to convince them to help out with a few! 






The infinite question of "Where are my pencils, markers or ruler?"  becomes a non issue with this clever Homework Station by Simple Made Pretty using Dollar Store finds!  It could also be used for sorting fabric scraps ( small ones)!




Adorable way to begin the school year!  The Notebook Paper DIY top by Tutus and Tea Parties is a free tutorial!  Hand embroidering or machine free motion addition of a name or a quote would be a perfect addition to this shirt!




Simple design make this DIY Pencil Pouch the perfect go to by Alice and Lois!  This pouch would be fabulous made with Robert Kaufman denim or linen. Another idea is to up cycle last years outgrown jeans into a new item! 




This is the paper book cover I made for Katy in the 7th grade!  It is a free Moda Bake Shop tutorial! This is one of the only projects she has asked me to make more than twice! It is an inexpensive and great way to protect books!



Here is another SUPER COOL paper book cover with a free tutorial from Urban Threads!  This would be amazing using Aurifil embroidery floss!



Grab your needles and some yarn to make this adorable granny square backpack with a free pattern from Yarn Plaza!  



This is just so clever!  A DIY Pencil clutch!  Get this free tutorial by visiting Hands Occupied!




This would be a great book bag for a teen or college student ( we have both in this house).  This is a Moop knockoff bag tutorial by Wendy from the Corvidarium.  


I love the clean lines of this Messenger Bag Tutorial by Obsessive Crafting Disorder!  


This might be a good bag for a younger or middle school student.  The Messenger Bag tutorial by Aleah from  No Time to Sew is simple and quite lovely. 






Caroline from Sew Can She has a free tutorial for this darling DIY Toaster Lunchbox.  




The Lunch Box Bag Pattern from Craft Passion features a drawstring!  It is quilt lovely and has tons of room for goodies ( I am thinking cookies)! 



If your kids need to have their epi pens or other medications, this is a fantastic bag to be able to keep them together!  This is also a great idea for anyone that needs to carry an epi pen!  I am constantly forgetting mine!  Loving this free tutorial from Delia Creates


If you like Bento boxes for your kids' lunches and need a bag for ease of use, Smashed Peas and Carrots has this sweet DIY Bento Lunch Bag tutorial!  


This small coin wallet tutorial by Handmade DIYA is perfect for lunch money and student id cards.  It does not have written directions but looks easy to follow with very good photos!  



Many kids now have laptops to keep up with as well as their regular books.  The free Laptop Bag Pattern by Crazy Little Projects would be very useful in helping protect those expensive laptops! 




Inexpensive and inspirational for your student or yourself!  Eighteen25 has free printables and a tutorial to show you how to create these composition notebook covers! 



These Upcycled Soda Box Pencil Cases are just too much fun!  For the template and tutorial please visit Creative Itch! 



These are not a mandatory but they sure are pretty!  Great way to start the new school year with something pretty :o)  You can make these gorgeous macrame bracelets by visiting Honestly WTF






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