Embroidering Therapy Sacks!

January 26, 2009   /   byswakembroidery  / Categories :  Feeds


A couple of weeks ago, Kim and I took upon ourselves a  colossal project for the teachers and staff at our local elementary school! The two of us are over teacher appreciation and I honestly can’t think of a more fun job to do for the PTA! Being former elementary school teachers ourselves, we knew how fun it could be to celebrate the half-way point of the year and to honor the teachers when they least expected it. So it was… a small breakfast filled with hot chocolate, cinnamon rolls, and… wheat sacks. Wheat sacks you ask? They’re wonderful! Filled with wheat and a few drops of essential oil, these sacks can go in the microwave for a couple of minutes and they retain their heat long enough to soothe aching and tired muscles. And what teacher couldn’t use something like that to have around?

Well, thanks to our good friend and long-time supporter of YCMT, Megan of Brassy Apple put together a fabulous step-by-step tutorial on how to make these! They are VERY easy to do and you’ll have one done in no time. Now 75 of them? That’s another story! But it’s done! Big checkmark off my list! Click here to find Megan’s directions on how to make one!

After making a mountain of these therapy sacks, I swore I would not make another one for my entire life. Well, that didn’t last long! I started thinking about how fun it would be to add some embroidery designs to these!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I knew the exact gift that I wanted to make for my mom and mother-in-law, as well as a few friends. It’s just that “little something” that I can give. They’re so quick and easy, and surely I have PLENTY of fabric to make 75 more. Just kidding.

So here are a couple I put together today! I used the “I Love U” applique and the “Swirly Heart” filled design. And just looking through all of the new Valentine designs at SWAK have given me plenty more ideas as well! Aren’t these fun?  


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