I’m such a nut. So I sat down with the pattern I intended to use for my lunch bag loaded up on my iPad, read the materials, gathered them up and then read the finished size and said to myself “Oh that’s too small!” and wandered off to do my own thing. Welcome to the way I sew my friends. I’m a terrible pattern follower. The truth is out. I’ll share the dimensions I used soon.
So onto my awesome lunch bag.
I used some of that wonderful elephant print I had lying around and matched it up with some red $1 bargain cut from a quilting shop, and some aqua damask. I had a piece of handle bits that was just the right size.
I used iron in interfacing and recycled some fleece I had lying around for the padding.
It’s a big hit at school!
In an attempt to procrastinate from the really important things I should be doing I plan on making myself a lunch bag using this pattern.
I don’t have those particular fabrics but I do have other things that are equally as cute!
I’m also hoping to whip one up for Wesley. He turned a blank white pie box into his lunch box (or so he thinks) by drawing police cars all over it. I decided to make him one with some plain cotton fabric and give him my pile of Sharpies to draw all over it. He only goes to school 1/2 days and so only carries his water bottle and a snack so I hadn’t made him one last year but I think I’ll go with this design and I’ll use this tutorial as a guide.
I’ll post when they’re all done.
Have a great labour day and for all your back to schoolers have a great first day tomorrow!