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Friday, December 10, 2010

Handmade Gift Idea for a Child

Most kids today have a playroom stocked with toys.  When I am in need of a gift idea, I try to make something personalized and/or handmade.  I love to make kid aprons (a tutorial coming after Christmas) but I had already given these birthday girls aprons.  My wheels were spinning when I came across these adorable Art Notebooks.

I like to sew, but I am self-taught.  Plus, I hate patterns.  I usually can figure out how to make something on my own easier than following a pattern.  The above tutorial from Sutton Grace was a nice mixture of the two.

I made some changes and did things a bit differently than the tutorial.  Most young kids use crayons more than markers so I did a double crayons/marker pocket to store more.  I also sewed the sides to the back cover before sewing it all together.  This helped a bit.  Overall, this was a very straight forward item to make.  The pictures really helped.

I think the birthday girls will enjoy their gifts.  What do you think?




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1 comment:

  1. The birthday girls LOVE their art notebooks!! Exact first words from the 6-year-old, "Hey! It's a purse to carry all of my art things in! I've never had a purse to carry my art things in!" Jill you are so talented, and this blog is incredible! Thanks for the beautiful handmade gifts that we will treasure. --Faith

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