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,
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