To make them I managed to finally make use of a little of this massive pile of stiff cardboard...
(There are 100 pieces of card - with dots on!! Left over from a number/ maths education activity I tried with my girls when they were really little!!!)
So, as you can see - I could make LOTS of these fabric folders!!
I also used some of these exercise books., which I've bought hundreds of over the past few years as they're sold for 1c each in the 'back to school sales' and I just can't resist a bargain!. So I have a reasonable stockpile of these too!!
The girls love using theirs, having chosen their own fabric from my stash -( Bratz and ballerinas).
And they did turn out perfect for our boat trips!
This fairy one I made today, and also did a photo tutorial.
If you're interested in the 'how to', I've made the tutorial as a free PDF download, available if you
This is going to be one of the gifts I make this year for kids birthday presents. My girls get so many party invites - and I always try to give handmade gifts! They're always well received with no chance of giving the same gift as another party goer! It leaves room to personalise the gifts too!
Do you give handmade gifts? What kind of things do you make and give?
Boys I always find the hardest to make for - but I think with this, I have some cool camoflague fabric and other boyish stuff that may go down well!!
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