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Tutorial Thursday #1
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. 🙂
It doesn’t sound so great together, but we are going to go with it and have some fun!!
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. 🙂