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Monday, June 27, 2011

Lunch Bags with Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling

Hi, I’m Linda and I’m Madame Samm’s guest today! I’m here from Buzzing and Bumbling. I thought I would share with you a cute little lunch bag that you can whip up in no time at all. 


The tutorial for this can be found on my blog today, ( link above) but I’m going to show you some ways to change it up a little.
First, the little denim bag uses a pants leg from an old pair of jeans. The bandana is one from a discount store (it costs 88 cents!) . I made the  outer bag in one piece instead of two and sewed the corners of the bandana at the top. 


The black land white spotted bag with the cartoon bottom has little red prairie points sewn between top and bottom in place of the ribbons in the tutorial. Although you can’t see it in the photo, the bottom is yellow to match the casing      .


       The pink and black batik bag with the pink flower was made without the ribbons between the two fabrics. The flower should be sewn on before the side seams were sewn on the bag. I ended up sewing this one on by hand afterwards.     



The red and yellow bag has the daisies first glued in the center with tacky glue and then sewn by hand before the side seams were sewn. If you sew them on from the back, your thread won’t tangle in the petals!

Here are some additional ideas you might want to try:
Jack O’Lantern:     Make the bag a little shorter and more “squat”. Use orange fabric and fuse little triangle eyes , nose, and a smiling mouth on. Quilt lines from top to bottom before sewing the side seams.
Picnic Bag:  Make bag out of red and white check (like a traditional picnic cloth) and sew little plastic ants from the toy store undulating around the sides! Okay, if you don’t want plastic ones, how about rubber stamping some with black acrylic paint? Or let your little one do it him/herself!!!!
Butterfly Bag:  Sew craft butterflies (the kind made of feathers) around the outside instead of flowers or in addition to flowers!
“Child Art” Lunchbag: Give your child a rectangle of muslin and let him/her make his/her own fabric with fabric markers, crayons, rubber stamps, etc. Then their lunch box will be personalized! Or make one for Mom, Dad, or Grandmother to take to work.
Photo Bag: As you make the bag, cut clear vinyl the same size as the lower panel. Sew through the vinyl and outer bag to create pockets that photos can slip down in.
Should I keep going or do you have some great ideas in your head? Just like the old commercial said,
 “Try it. You’ll like it"

Thanks for allowing me to share with you today,
I so appreciate this opportunity and please come on over and visit me too..




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  Leave me a message here and over on my blog., see you soon!


39 comments:

  1. Linda - wonderful to see you here. These bags are so cute. And they don't have to be a lunch bags - what a cute sewing bag! Or a bag to carry dolly and her clothes - or a bag to carry all those toy cars.
    **the link up to your blog is not working

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  2. Hello, I clicked on the site and it post's, "Warning possible phishing site", so I'm definitely not clicking on the site until it is cleared. Any suggestions?
    Brenda
    Texas

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  3. Very cute bags!!! They would make a great way to give gifts of homemade jams and jellies. Of course, I would have to buy some to give but it's Farmer's Market time so I could do that! Going over to visit your blog...... :-)

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  4. What lovely little bags. They would make such nice gifts (or gift bags) for someone special. Thanks for sharing Linda.

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  5. My computer/virus checking software didn't like the link either. Internet Explorer stopped working as soon as I went to the site and then closed the window.

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  6. I will be making one of these, they are so cute!

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  7. Seems there is a problem with the link provided for Linda's blog--my browser is Google Chrome and the link sent me to my Blogger dashboard. Hope this gets corrected so we can see the tute. Thanks!

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  8. I received the sam phishing site warning as some other commenters. Hope you can fix this, would love to see the blog.

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  9. cute little bags thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. Thanks for pointing me to LInda's blog -- it's new to me.

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  11. I will be making these bags for friends and family for sure. We have a ton of bluejeans that we were making a few lap robes out of so this will be great for those that are left.

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  12. Hello Linda - thank you for all the ideas - you are sew creative! Now I know what to do with my husband's old jeans :-)

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  13. Hopefully, the link is fixed now. I clicked on it and it took me right to my blog, so I'm not sure what was going on.
    If you can't link up for some reason, click on my name here and it should bring up my profile and you can go to my blog from there. Or you can go directly to http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com/
    I hope those of you who had problems will try again!
    Thanks for all the kind comments!

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  14. I am headed to your blog next, thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  15. Great bags!
    I'm off to bumblings and buzzings which I haven't come across before!

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  16. The lin-up worked for me - so maybe all is well. Nice tutorial over on your site. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

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  17. I follow your blog, so now I'm off to see the tutorial! Thanks for a great post, with really cute ideas!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Great post , love the bags and they would have lots of possibilites ,thanks for the tutorial.

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  19. Very cute Linda - one of my stitching group is looking for a small project and this would be perfect! blessings, marlene

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  20. Thanks for all the variations, so clever!

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  21. Wow! So many different ideas! I love the denim and red bandanna one!

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  22. What cute bags. I am just thinking of the possiblities one could do with this one, change up the size and it would be a great little tote for the beach .... toys, sunscreen water bottle etc.

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  23. How clever! thanks for the tutorial - I love the ideas for these!

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  24. Very cute bags. I can see them as gift bags or sewing bags too.

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  25. Very fun. I have to try one and see how my daughter likes it.

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  26. I love all the variations - children would have so much fun keeping their treasures in these little personalized bags!

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  27. Very cute lunch bags. It's always great to have a pattern for a gift that you can whip up in no time. These lunch bags fit the bill.

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  28. What a cute pattern. I can see these bags would be great for all kinds of things. Thank you for the pattern! Now I am off to your blog.

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  29. What great bags and I reckon I could find lots of uses besides lunch for them!

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  30. That is a great idea for old jeans! now, will check your blog... Thanks for the tutorial and ideas.

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  31. What a great idea. I can think of lots of uses. Travel bag for hexies, or other small projects. Gift bag. I went to your site and read the tut. Gotta try these.

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  32. These are the cutest little bags ever! Thanks,,,now lets' go visit your blog!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  33. I love your bags and the denim tutorial was great. I am on my way over to your site now.

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  34. These are such fun. I've been trying to figure out what to do with some old jeans...

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  35. This is such a cute bag. I want to make several!

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  36. Your bags are really cute! Thanks for the great ideas.

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