Embroidered Classroom Poster

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One of my teacher friends posted this adorable chart-paper poster from the First Grader At Last! blog on Pinterest. I wanted to make one for a teacher in my family, but instead of recopying it on paper I decided to embroider the whole thing! Crazy, I know! :) But here are the steps:

  • Find some fabric that looks like notebook paper, cut out a rectangle, and embroider the red line and “holes.”
  • Print the sayings lightly in pencil on the lines.
  • Embroider, using a different color of floss for each line.
  • Cut out a piece of quilt batting and back fabric, stack and pin (with right sides together), and stitch the sides and bottom.
  • Trim the seams, turn, press, and top stitch the edges.
  • Sew a strip of 2-inch seam facing to the top (right sides together), fold it back to make a dowel rod casing for hanging, and handstitch it down.

Here’s my colorful version, taped (a bit wonkily!) to a wall for a photo shoot before heading to a new kindergarten classroom. Happy school year! ♥

 

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  1. Oh my! That is beautifully amazing! Your Kindergarten students are going to adore this. Now I see what you did with that fabric. You were a busy lady. I am impressed. Have a great school year. Mine starts next week. Enjoy! Jamie :)

    • Thank you for the sweet compliment! This will go to my daughter-in-law kindergarten teacher . . . I hope she loves it! :) I started writing for educational publishers while I was teaching and now I do that full time. It’s such a fun job! I get to write books and curriculum materials for kids and their teachers . . . and work from home. :) But . . . I always get a pang in the fall . . . missing setting up a classroom and meeting all the new children. I miss seeing my teacher friends daily, too. But I know you’ll have a WONDERFUL school year, Jamie! :) Best, Katherine

    • I think a clean sheet of note paper is just so full of possibilities! :) Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I had fun making it . . . even though it took a few months of spare moments! :)

    • I just now read your favorite quote, “Do not make simple things complicated” . . . and I think I definitely broke that rule with this project! :) But it was fun and should last forever. :) Are you heading back to school soon?

    • Oh, thank you! It’s my longest project ever . . . I drug it around with me in a ziplock bag for several months and did a few stitches whenever I had time! But it’s such a cheerful project that I didn’t mind a bit! :)

  2. This is awesome!! Love not only the detailed work but all of the fun sayings! And with that,
    Gotta Go, Buffalo! :-)

  3. You’ve outdone a wonderful idea pillows!! You know what the sincerest for of flattery is… So I hope you don’t mind me stealing this wonderful idea myself.

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