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Hi Makers, 

Can you believe it's almost September? This year is flying! If you have kiddies, I'm sure by now you're settling back into the new routine of school starting back up...meeting all the teachers, preppin' lunches, and making sure your kiddo is all set with the list of supplies he or she may need. The first day of school was always exciting, I remember I always had a brand new outfit, haircut, have all my supplies ready to go, and would show up super early to find the first seat in the classroom, so I could wait and see who was in my classroom for the year. 

In case you are still trying to cross off some last-minute items, we put a list together of "Top 5 Back-to-School Essentials" you can sew for the new school season! 

1. Backpack

Dew & Moss Alexandra Bordallo 4Can't start a school year without one these! Designed by Alexandra Bordallo using her "Dew & Moss" fabrics, this backpack is super modern and stylish! It's a backpack and tote bag all in one! For the pattern, click here

2. Binder Pouch Bloomsbury_BookCover+Binder_6Featuring Bari J's "Bloomsbury" fabrics, I love this project because it just keeps everything extra organized in a binder..right next to notes, a calendar, etc. You can even make it more personalized by having your kids pick out the fabrics or adding their initials. For the binder pouch tutorial, click here

3. Emissary Arranger 

TheOpenRoad_Organizer_1I can easily see this hung in a classroom or at home by a kiddie's desk to store their homework and other important documents. Made with Bonnie Christine's "Open Road" fabrics, this project can also be given to older kiddies that are heading to dorm rooms this fall too. For the pattern, click here. 

4. Crayon Caddy 

Sisu_ArtFolio_2This caddy is a great addition to keeping art supplies organized, especially since it can be used on-the-go from school to home as well! It's also super easy to make, especially for beginner sewers! Made with our "Sisu" fabrics that were inspired by kids' play, you can find the tutorial here

5. Lunchbox 

IMG_7332Make not only your kids' lunch filled with healthy foods but make their lunch box too! Another great project that you can personalize with your little ones' initials, this lunch box featuring Maureen Cracknell's "Sunkissed" fabrics is super cute and durable to use! For the tutorial, head here

Hope this was helpful, feel free to share any back-to-school projects you create with our fabrics on social media, just tag us using our hashtag #artgalleryfabrics!

Until next time, keep creating! 

- Sophia