Category Archives: Seat Sacks
I’ve decided that this summer, I will share some tutorials with you on Thursday…they might be simple things you can make or ideas on how to fix something up. 🙂
My first tutorial is one that I shared last summer. I made seat sacks for my classroom last year and they lasted…for awhile. It was pretty clear after about 5 months that I had chosen the wrong fabric to make them. I used a lightweight cotton. Enough said. 🙂 I made them last…I had to resew each one 2-3 times up the side seams to get them through the year and eventually, I got tired of sewing them up and decided to make some new ones this summer.
I’m pretty sure it was meant for me to make new seat sacks this summer! I decided back in May that I was going to use the much heavier duck canvas this time–EXPENSIVE at $10.99 a yard! But the day I decided to bite the bullet and buy the fabric (which will make them last for years!), I walked into my local Jo-Ann Fabrics store and it was ON SALE!!! $5.99 a yard–SCORE!!! So I got 10 yards–I think my husband nearly had a heart attack figuring up how much that was going to cost.
But, it gets better–being the thrifty shopper that I am, I noticed a coupon sitting on the cutting counter that said if I text a code to a number, I would get 20% off my entire purchase (including sale items!!). MEANT TO BE!! The total with three spools of turquoise ribbon to add some color…$68.00!! The 20% off basically helped me to get the three spools of ribbon for FREE!! HELLO GOOD DEAL! 🙂 Please ignore the prices in my tutorial–they are from the cotton fabric last summer (you can still use your 40% off coupon or teacher discount card this summer though).
Here are some pictures to help you make your own seat sacks! 🙂 I got the original idea here.
I cut mine at the same dimensions this year and because I only got 10 yards of fabric, I got 25 seat sacks, so I’m going to have to go back and get another yard or two using a 40% off coupon so that I can have a few extras–just in case. 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂
I am still loving my binder clips on my kiddos mailboxes. Who ever though of this idea should have made millions! Its so much easier to figure out who still has mail in their mailbox without having to move all the papers out of the way.