Make your own back-to-school supplies including smaller projects from left-over scrap yarns in your yarn stash!
As the summer ends and fall is around the corner, it’s time for everybody to leave the beaches behind, come back to their routine, and for the schools to open.
Time to put the swimsuits in the closet, take out your schoolbooks, getting ready to start, and prepare for the next school year.
That means shopping for new supplies and if you are a maker making your own!
Back To School Shopping
Shopping for school supplies is fun and there are a lot of sales you can benefit from.
But it also can be a bit overwhelming, so it’s better to make a list and compare that to what you already have before going shopping or exploring the e-shops.
Clothes like t-shirts, jeans, long sleeves, gym wear, shoes, sneakers, and winter shoes will most definitely be needed because kids grow way too fast.
School bags if needed, notebooks for each subject, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, color pencils, art supplies, a pencil case, folders, hand sanitizer, lunch boxes, post-its, rulers, and whatever else they might need for their classes.
Why buy it when you can make it?
As a maker, back-to-school season is a very good excuse to bust out your needles and your hooks, browse your yarn stash and make some of the school supplies on your own.
You can bring your creativity in and make amazing personalized gifts for you or your loved ones that are going back to school.
You can make your own pencil cases to store all your pens and pencils in or cup sleeves for your hot drinks.
Lessons for you too!
Not only will the kids and teens be learning some new skills at school or college this year but you can do that too!
You can also find video tutorials on my Youtube channel here.
Knit or crochet something useful they will love!
Eyeglasses or sunglasses cases, knitted backpacks or sweaters perfect for fall and perfect for school, even a laptop sleeve you can carry your laptop in.
Knitted or crochet accessories are very in fashion right now and there are so many crochet or knitting patterns you can try online.
Take a look at the list of knitting and crochet patterns below and you might find your next project.