Lunch time....I needed a new lunch bag to take with me to work so I searched around the web looking for inspiration.
I ran across a few ideas that I liked but of course I have to put my own stamp on it so here is how the lunch bag transpired ..... looking through a TON of websites I found this and I liked the concept. I have been using a plastic grocery bag anyway so why not sew a re-usable one?
I chose a Waverly fabric that was quite heavy and it matched another heavy fabric I had in my stash. Adding some buttons and trim that I had just gotten free from a yard sale on Thursday, I was ready to tackle the project.
Please do not ask me how I made it.....I really could not tell you step by step. LOL
Using the grocery bag as a template, I cut two pieces of the print and two pieces of the lining.
It seemed to be going well so I thought I would add a pocket.
Next I sewed the pocket to the outside fabric before I sewed the lining in.
I had to think and re-think how to flip the fabric so it would be lined yet the straps be finished off properly.
I did not follow the pattern that the link supplied, making it up as I went along seemed to be the best for me.
Then as I said earlier, I added my own stamp,
I love how it turned out and it is totally washable!
Loving that I can be self-sufficient and not have to run to the store to buy a lunch bag.....plus it uses up some of the stash that seems to multiply like bunny rabbits!
Remember to give your loved ones a hug!