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



  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

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

  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!

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

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

  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

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

    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  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. :)


  8. This is wonderful, thank you for sharing! I ♥love♥ your blog, I'm your newest follower!
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  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing. I just found your blog and am a new follower.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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

  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 :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  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!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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

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

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

  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


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