At the beginning of this year I decided to make my girls their own lunchbags for school instead of buying them. I deconstructed old torn ones and made the pattern template from the pieces. I also managed to reuse the insulation and zip.
I was so pleased with the result I made 3 lunchbags, one for both of my girls and one for myself too!
A friend saw these and gave me her old lunchbag that was split so I could reclaim the parts from that too - rather than throw it out.
She has also given me some old punctured pool toys as she knows I reuse the material in bags and things for waterproof lining.
So, last week, I decided I should finally get around to making a new lunchbag from the pieces she had given me.
I used the remains of an old pair of jeans for the main outer fabric, old pool toys for the waterproof lining, scraps of rip-stop nylon for binding the seams and the zip and insulation from the old lunchbag.
I didn't want to leave the bag plain and boring, so added my friend's name in shiny, glittery fabric!
I do hope she likes it!!
I used my own tutorial to make this bag.
You can find that tutorial here.
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