Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A new lunchbag

Finally! My first sewing project of 2016.

With just two weeks left of the school summer holidays, I thought it was about time I got around to some back to school sewing I've had planned for some time. My girls are at boot camp for a few days this week so I took the time with a quiet house yesterday, to try out making a new lunchbag for my eldest daughter.

The one she was using last year was getting a bit tattered.

She asked me a while ago if I could try making her a new one.

So I unpicked her old tatty lunchbag and used the pieces as a pattern for a new one. I reused the same foam insulating pieces and the zip. The fabrics I chose from my stash - ripstop nylon for the inner and a waterproof fabric for the outer. 

The outer fabric has a kind of 'Olde Worlde' map on it. I chose the 'European' part for the top..



And Africa and the Indian Ocean for the bottom.


I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and I'm sure my younger daughter will want me to make her one too!

I think I might make a tutorial for this bag too - as I'm sure new ones will be needed each year and by next year I will have forgotten how I made this one!


Have you ever sewn a lunchbag?
I made a smaller one years ago - it was one of my first tutorials, and my girls used theirs for a long time before they grew out of them. This time my daughter requested one the same style as the one she was using last year so sadly I couldn't just use this tutorial which has been one of my most popular tutorials over the years I've been blogging!

To see any of my other free sewing tutorials 

there are over 100 for all levels of sewing ability

I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.

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