As children in the northern hemisphere will be getting ready to head back to school soon, here are some great Back to School Projects to get your child organised for the new school year.
1. Pencil Case
A patchwork pencil case is a great way to store pens and pencils. Check out our tutorial for a pencil case, it includes an easy technique to install the zipper (with plenty of step by step photo's).
2. Word Art Journal
Customise a plain notebook with decoupaged words and logos. The Word Art Journal is a great project for teens and you can read more here.
3. Emergency Zippered Pouch
An Emergency Zippered Pouch is a handy addition to your child's school bag. It can be filled with all manner of things depending on their age and situation - e.g. lunch money, band aids, tissues, lip balm, hand sanitiser, sanitary supplies, throat lozenges etc. Of course it is important that your child knows if they have a medical emergency at school to see the school nurse or their teacher. You can find the detailed tutorial here.
4. Ribbon Lanyard
A ribbon lanyard makes it easy for students to keep track of locker keys, USB Flash Drives, house keys etc. These are a great project for beginner sewers/teens to make.You can find the tutorial here.
Make your own cute stationery supplies, like this Apple Peg Magnet. All you need is some Japanese washi tape, die cuts, scrap booking embellishments, and adhesive magnets. Read more here.
6. Sock Sack
Protect your child's school calculator or mobile phone, with this quick to construct sock sack. Use an orphan sock or find some brightly coloured toddler or child sized socks on clearance. This would be a great project for a child to make using some basic sewing skills. They can customise/decorate them in so many ways. You can find the tutorial here.
7. Gathered Round Basket
Gathered Round Baskets are the perfect size to hold all manner of stationery supplies. Help your child organise their home study desk and make some gathered round baskets to store supplies within easy reach. You can find the step-by-step tutorial here.
8. Quick Notebook Cover
Cover a school diary or a notebook with some bright fabric to personalise it. You can follow our step-by-step guide here.
Hope these projects have inspired you to make some Back to School Projects!
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