Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Handmade Lunchbag

On Sunday last week, my daughter Marianne asked me if I'd be willing to make her a lunch bag for school.  She's tired of cafeteria food and wants to bring her own lunch.  I told her I would be happy to make one for her of course...

If you've been following me  here for a bit, you might remember the lunch bags I made for Christmas last year.  It would have been so easy to just make one for her, but no... I had to try a new pattern!

I found this one and got to work right away.

I used some Cherry Christmas (by Aneela Hoey) charms I had leftover from a quilt I'm working on now and paired it with Little Apples fat quarters (also by Aneela Hoey).


I didn't have interfacing on hand so the handles are a little bit "floppy", but other than that, I really like this little bag.


I used a matching red zipper...


And this super fun print for the lining.


Unfortunately, the size turned out a little bit too narrow - the bottom isn't wide enough to fit containers.  So I decided to keep this one and make Marianne another one.  I'll probably just end up using the same tutorial I used for the Christmas bags...  :-)

Do you have a favourite tutorial for a small bag?

I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts and at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts for TGIFF.

7 comments:

  1. Such cuteness! And of course you had to try a new pattern out ;) Too bad it didn't fit the containers properly, but at least you now know which pattern works best for your needs!

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  2. Cute fabrics! My fav tut is lunch bag by Ayumi of pink penguin: http://ayumills.blogspot.cz/2010/08/tutorial-lunch-bag.html

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  3. Such cute fabrics! Shame it's too small but I'm sure you'll find a good use for it :)

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  4. This is so pretty! Nice work ♥

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  5. Adorable bag. Too bad it didn't work out as a lunch bag.

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  6. So Cute! I am sure you will be able to fill it with something good. Chocolate comes in all kinds of wrappers...just saying. Thanks for joining the linky party!

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