Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Quick Lunch Bag

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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,  




the buttons and trim.





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!


28 comments:

  1. Very cute lunch bag! Looks really easy to make, so maybe you should make a few more!

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    1. Thanks Becky...the problem is, I am not sure if I remember how I made it! LOL

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  2. Cute, and I love your little stamp!

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    1. Thanks Kristi, I am loving the kitty fabric too!

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  3. Oh, that is so pretty, and you make it look so easy. I can sew a stitch, admire your skills!

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    1. Oh thanks Pam but my skills are only a beginner. LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. that is a gorgeous bag, I love it!!! you are such a clever girl!!
    cath xxx

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    1. Oh thanks Cath, not clever, just thrifty! LOL

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  5. Wonderful idea! I wouldn't have thought of using a grocery bag as a template. I think I will be giving it a try. Love the fabric you used... your lunch bag looks fabulous!

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    1. Thanks ode! Glad to see you stopped by.

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  6. Super cute. I will have to try this sometime!

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  7. Thanks Oxford, so glad to see you stopping by and saying hi!

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  8. Great lunchbag and love the fabric!

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    1. Thanks Connie, glad to see you stopping in for a visit.

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  9. Wow! You did a beautiful job .. I just adore the fabric and the washability (my own word!)
    And I too have an issue with the amount of fabric I own!
    Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop.. I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thanks Amie! I am glad to hear I am not the only one with fabric issues. LOL

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  10. This is so cute!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

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    1. Thanks and I am happy to link up and will definitely be back!

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  11. Your bag turned out fab! Love the fabric and everything else about it :) Visiting from Sew Many Ways linky party :)

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    1. Thanks and I am glad you stopped by!

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  12. I love a personal lunch bag, I have a little denim one that I just love. But maybe its time for me to try to make a new one. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your stamp! Just popping over from Mamal Diane to check this out:) I would love for you to share this at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!
    PS Am now enjoying following you.

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    1. Thanks Evelyn, will pop over and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Debbie

    This is great!
    We would LOVE for you to share this in our Crafty Showcase. It runs from Sat thru Thurs. and then we pick our favorites to feature on Friday.

    We also have an ETSY and Craft Business linky

    Have a super weekend,
    Susie
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/02/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-4/

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    1. Thanks Susie, will stop on by and be happy to. Thanks for the invite!

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  14. very clever and very cute~!
    love the 'personal stamp' that you applied~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  15. Thank you for bringing this cute and useful bag to my party. I so appreciate you sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a fabulous week!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading all of them. Have a wonderful day.

Debbie

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