Way back in March I ran a Dress A Girl Around the World sewing evening at my friend Rachels house. In the summer her eldest daughter Mia went on a school trip to Malawi and the group took approx 250 dresses with them to distribute (not all made by us on that evening!). Mia had an amazing time and last week she and Rachel commissioned me to make some little thank you gifts for the teachers who accompanied them on the trip.
So one evening I sewed some Patchwork Pencilcases from the book Zakka Style:
They gave me suggestions of colours and styles and then said be as flexible as you like!
So I raided the scraps boxes and had fun working with their suggestions. The request was for ‘names’ to be stamped on the back:
These are not necessarily their actual names but what they were called by the children in Malawi.
This is a great pattern for using scraps and fun to personalise too. News of more finished gifts coming soon!