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Monday, 16 May 2016

A Gift For A Geography Teacher

Appliqued Globe Zipper Pouch

Our eldest child left school last week and that old cliché 'it only seems like yesterday he was a babe in arms' has never felt so true!  We have been incredibly lucky with all his teachers and we wanted to show our appreciation to the wonderful educators who have given him so much over the last five years.

This little applique zipper pouch is for his Geography teacher, who also teaches our daughter History and they both love him!  In fact Geography is one of the subjects George is hoping to continue for 'A' level in September.

A few years ago I made this pencil case for a friend, who had been promoted to Head of Geography, and the children suggested that Mr Mitchell would like a similar design.  

I took the children's idea (but made it a bit less fussy as it's for a man!) and whipped up a personalised pencil case.  I find it quite challenging stitching for men but hopefully he'll like it - And as a Geography teacher he will at least appreciate the fact that the fabric for both the main case and the lining came from upcycled work shirts which had seen better days!

Good luck to everyone sitting exams!


  1. Josie, that's perfect as usual, great design. Xx

  2. Love it Josie. Super idea and I am sure JM will love it. You have set a precedent for other Mums!!

  3. That's lovely! And your free motion work always has me in envy!

  4. What a cute gift Josie. Girl, you are so talented and gifted. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. What a thoughtful gift! I'm very jealous Love Mrs Mitchell

    1. Aww, thank you Mrs Mitchell! Our children love your husband, I have a few more gifts to do but George put his at the top of the list x