Monday!! Made it!

Happy Monday friends!
I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her very FIRST Monday Made it! series!! woot woot! 
Last week I asked you guys what you thought I should do with these:
Chair pockets!! 
I got some great responses... ribbon, rick rack (uhmmm LOVE!), iron on patches..
I looked around and couldn't find anything I was in LOVE with, so (of course...) I decided to make my own applique! I've played around with appliques a lot - I make shirts for my kids all the time for birthdays, holidays, etc. I made these shirts for Christmas last year:
{aren't they the cutest?!}

I have an owl theme in my classroom, SO I made a cutie patootie little owl applique to decorate the pockets! Here's a little tutorial:
First {using this template I made} trace the pieces onto some "Steam a Seam"
 Next, peel the backing off of the steam a seam and place the template on the back side of your fabric. Cut out your shapes.
 Peel off the backing and arrange how you want them on you pocket (or t-shirt, etc... whatever you will iron the applique onto)
Place a piece of fabric (or towel) on top of the applique. Iron over the applique - about 30 seconds.
 Then pull back the fabric and ta-da!! Your cute little owl awaits you!
 I really would still like to add some ribbon or something else, but I figure the owls will be a lot of work themselves, so why make it more of a hassle for me?! {My sister doesn't know it yet, but when she comes in town she will be helping me make 19 more of these! ha!}
Aren't they cute?!

If you want the template I made, here it is! You could always use it for paper, too!
I'm also linking this template  to Classroom Freebies Manic Mondays!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

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21 comments

  1. So cute Nicole!!!! Thanks for linking up:))) Love owls...I have been thinking about adding them to my b/w/p/g/t/g theme (black, white, pink, green, turq., gray.....sounds overstimulating but I promise, it won't be;)lol!

    I'm loving seeing what everyone is making and can't wait for next week already:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I LOVE the owls!!! So cute!!! I am huge owl fan!!!

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  3. I LOVE the owl template. I'm thinking about doing an owl theme in my classroom again this upcoming year.


    We are ALL Special!

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  4. I adore them! I hear you on always wanting to add just a little bit more though. ;)

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

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  5. Cute owls! Love the prints you're using, too. (Don't you just LOVE sisters?! lol I remember having my mom & sister come over with their sewing machines & we set up an assembly line to get some pioneer costumes done for my kiddos!). Thanks for sharing!

    Primary Inspired

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  6. Too cute!! May I send you 26 chair pockets??
    Pat

    A Time to Share & Create


    MY WEBSITE

    Fabulous 4th Grade

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  7. Love the owls! That is a lot of hard work-kudos to you! :)I used to have chair pockets when I taught kindergarten-now I teach 5th/6th grade so no need for them. :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  8. This is wonderful, thank you for sharing! I ♥love♥ your blog, I'm your newest follower!
    ~Fern
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith’s Pinterest Boards!

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  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing. I just found your blog and am a new follower.

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  10. Love how you added the owls! So cute!

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  11. Oh my gosh! Precious!

    I made chair pockets years ago and threw them away after about 5 years of good use. This makes me want to tackle that project again :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  12. Love! Love! Love! I haven't heard of Steam a Seam before! I have to check that out for my classroom curtains. :) You did good girl!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  13. I am so sad you can't make the meet up. Next time!!! :)
    <>< Crystal

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  14. We just made these last summer for our kindergarten team. Yours are too stinkin cute with the owl stuff.
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  15. I love the chair pockets! I am your newest follower. Come by and visit :)
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

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  16. Cute chair pockets! I just became your newest follower. I'm glad I found your blog! I started a blog last fall but didn't keep it up. However, I'm more motivated now and would like you to check it out! (It's still under construction!) Thanks!
    ~ Lisa
    (teachingkindergartenkiddos.blogspot.com)

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