Making Lunch Taste Even Better
This project was started yesterday at the sewing bee and finished in the wee hours of the night. It's a lunchbag for my 5 year old, though I would have been happy to keep it if she wasn't into it. I love the Japanese fairytale fabric, and I love it combined with the dot fabric.
I basted a layer of insulating material, the kind you use to make potholders, to the wrong side of the lining before I sewed it up, which adds structure to the bag. I wanted to use ties to close the bag but I decided that the elastic loop/button closure would be easier for little hands.
The lunchmat is about 12 by 11 inches, and it's meant to be folded, and see the polka dots on the back, I love that detail. I skipped adding a closure because it really doesn't even need one and I didn't feel like fiddling with ties. There is an almost identical but larger picnic mat in the Lotta Jansdotter book.
No promises, but I do think I will be making more lunchbags or purse type objects, this was super-fast.
Pattern from Japanese "Heartwarming Life Series" lunchbag book, ISBN#4529042642
brown Kona cotton
Amy Butler Lotus Collection camel/full moon polka dot fabric
Cosmo Fairytale three bears fabric
elastic loop and button closure
Bambu brand utensils