This post was written by Jane of Dear Author.

This year, I made teacher’s gifts using some cute craft tutorials. First up is the journal cover.

I used this tutorial from Bloom. While the tutorial doesn’t say this explicitly, there is no lining inside the pocket panels. You can add a lining, but it makes it terribly difficult to turn inside out. I don’t recommend it. I added a magnetic clasp for closure.

Edited to add a picture of the interior for Angie:

Next up is the boxy pouch. I followed this tutorial but added a lining, zipper tabs, and a handle. I’m going to post a tutorial next week on how to make these boxy pouches along with the formula for making a boxy pouch of any dimension. The larger pouch is 9″ long x 3.5″ W x 3″ D. It fits computer cords perfectly. The smaller pouch is about 5″ x 2.5″ x 2″. It’s better suited to makeup (like a compact, lipstick and a couple of other items). I love these pouches!

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