Friday, July 22, 2011

Lunch Bag

We broke a record on Thursday - 98 sultry degrees.  It rarely gets that hot here!  I decided that tackling a sewing project after dinner would be a good way to stay cool.

Sarah asked for a new lunch bag, so a couple of weeks ago, I started sewing one.  I kept asking myself when the lining should be added . . . turns out it was step two, and I was nearly done when I realized that.  So off came the pockets and straps.  With a little fudging, I got the lining sewn on and the bag completed.

The pattern is Simplicity 3822, View B.  I used purchased bias binding instead of making my own.

For the lining, we bought vinyl tablecloth yardage, an economical alternative to oilcloth or similar waterproof fabrics.

I will make some type of zipper pull, either beaded or a machine embroidered tag, depending on what Sarah wants.

Too bad Sarah's job is ending in a couple of weeks.  But maybe when she gets another job she'll be taking her lunch, too.


Carol said...

Hi Ginny, thank you for visiting my blog. I sent you an email yesterday...I do hope you've received it! If not I can send it again.

Love the lunch bag. I have several patterns for bags, but haven't been brave enough to attempt making one yet! :o)

Susan in SC said...

What a lovely lunch bag! Make me want to sew one up too! I think she will love taking this to work each day! I followed you here from Heidi's.

Heidi said...

Too cute! What a great lunch bag and great fabric. I want to make some I found on a blog but it is nothing fancy like this. It was a fabric version of plastic lunch bags I remember when I was growing up. You did a fabulous job on this!

Hugs from Holland ~