Getting ready to go back to school is always a stressful time for kids and their parents. You have to figure out what school supplies you have leftover from the previous school year, you have to shop for new supplies, and you have to get yourselves back into the general swing of studying and doing homework again.
Not only is the transition period stressful, it can also do a doozy on your bank account. Fortunately, you can sew some of the back to school essentials your kids will use throughout the year. Not only will sewing school supplies like book covers and lunch bags help bring down the cost of heading back to school, it also lets you explore your creativity and get your kids ready for school with love. Check out the school survival guide below for sewing tutorials that will help your kids get back-to-school ready the fun and thrifty way.
Make sure your kids leave a good first impression on their teachers by dressing them for success. Rather than break the bank at the store to make sure your kids have back to school clothes, try sewing some outfits yourself. These sewing patterns are perfect for any little boy or girl getting ready for the upcoming school year.
Put an extra special touch on lunchtime for your kids by sewing lunch bags they are sure to love. These sewing tutorials will show you how to make a lunch bag that will make all your kids’ classmates a little envious. Further, these lunch bags are reusable, so they’re environmentally friendly.
Textbooks, notebooks, and writing utensils cost enough as it is. Protect your kids’ school supplies and help keep everything organized by sewing some DIY covers for their books and DIY cases for their classroom essentials.
Book Cover Ideas
A quality book cover will keep your kids’ books in good shape to be returned later. These will be especially useful if you are renting books — don’t give anyone a reason not to give you the full return on your textbooks.
Pencil Case Patterns
Strong pencil cases will ensure that your kids can always find the pen, pencil, or highlighter they need. DIY pencil cases are a great money-saving alternative to store-bought goods.
A solid and durable book bag is key to a successful school year (in addition to studying and doing your homework). Follow along with these tutorials to learn how to make a book bag that any young boy or girl would love to bring to class.
What other school essentials do you sew for your kids?
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