Monday, May 23, 2011

Lunch anyone?

I have posted about this Lunch Bags! book before. On this Apple-A-Go-Go post. I recently made an insulated lunch bag with a pattern from the book.  I didn't realize that I'd enjoy this book as much as I have.  I am in the process of making a few more lunch bags from this book. 
YOU'RE IN LUCK!  I was searching for something entirely different when I came across the pattern I used.  It is offered for free.  (see bottom of post for link)
While making this bag, I learned a few new things like:  how to quilt with my machine (I looked at her picture and guessed since, I've never quilted before), that a needle can break with only one stitch, that I've wasted too many hours trying to set grommets with a machine press or hammer--I spotted a metal mallet in the garage and WOW! it worked like butta!,  finally,  I can actually dull a needle (I usually break them before they have a chance to get dull.)

Here is the lunch bag I made.

It has a closure strap and a cute loop handle.

Here is a back view with an insulated drink pouch. (There should be a toggle on the elastic cord but the one I bought was too small. I will have to go on the hunt for antoher one.)
Inside there is a pocket to place a freezer thing--I know very techie of me, huh?--or to use for whatever.

Here are a few accessories that I made to coordinate with this lunch bag.

Sandwich wrap folded up.

This is the inside of the sandwich wrap.  It is made from rip stop nylon so it is water resistant.

These are velcro closure bags. Made from 100% cotton (inside)

I had to make another apple sweater.  Yep, it still makes me laugh.

Click here for a link to the pattern that I used (it's in the book). About 3/4 of the way down in the post you'll see
"And you are going to be happy with your cool, new, insulated lunch bag very soon as well. Click here to download the project instructions for Debbie Hogan’s lunch bag. Happy sewing!"

Enjoy your day!

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