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teacher gifts - gathered clutch

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end, especially for my oldest.  He will become a kindergartner next year, and it seems like yesterday I was walking him to his fist day in the 2's class.
We are so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing group of teachers at the school (no wonder it was voted top preschool in our city!) 

So, for end of the year gifts, I was hoping to make something to reflect just how wonderful we think they are.  You might recognize the gathered clutch from Anna over at noodlehead.  She has a great tutorial on her blog that is so easy to follow. 

Originally, I was hoping to make each clutch using different fabric, but upon checking my calendar and realizing the time crunch I was facing, I opted to add button details instead.

So, thank you to all the wonderful teachers at Little Lambs, you are amazing! And thank you Anna for sharing the beautiful gathered clutch tutorial.
Each clutch was made from thrifted material (thanks Michael), and has a dryer sachet (filled with lavender) tucked inside.
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  1. I love these, the fabrics you chose and the buttons are just beautiful!

  2. Thanks Anna! Love the tutorial (as you can tell!)

  3. GREAT idea for teacher gifts! I was just mulling that one over myself. :)

  4. they are lovely. that pattern/project is on my to do list as well! this summer....

  5. What a lovely gift! I'm sure they will be so excited to get them!
    Crafting by Candlelight

  6. These clutches are wonderful! What lucky teachers. Ahhhhh...lavender, what a nice choice. :)

  7. I love these, they came out great!

  8. Those came out beautifully! I love them@

  9. These are beautiful..I am planning to make a couple for my childrens teachers.

  10. I bet you are now teachers pet! Just found your blog. I'm your newest follower!

  11. You are so nice! :)
    Just Better Together