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« on: June 27, 2008 08:22:00 PM »



DD has been in an art program at a local college for these past two weeks. The weekend before the program started, I made her an eco-friendly reusable lunch bag.

The lunch bag:




With front flap open:




Back of bag:




Back of bag with flap open:



We used scraps we have accumulated from our own sewing and from a grab bag of scraps I bought on etsy. DD looked through all the scraps and picked the ones she wanted in her lunch bag. I then made them into strips, cutting them down if needed or placing shorter bits together into longer strips.

To make the pieced fabric for the front and back/flap panels, I laid all the pieces out on a lightweight woven cotton and zig-zag stitched over the edges of the strips of the novelty fabrics. The backing fabric makes it easier to sew the edges of the pieces and also adds stability.


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Made for: DD
Reason: Save the world  Wink
Date made: June 15, 2008

Fabrics: Front and back/flap: Scraps of woven cotton novelty fabrics; lightweight woven cotton for backing. Sides and lining: lightweight black denim.
Other materials: Strap: green webbing reconned from package wrapping. Loops for strap and button: turquoise grosgrain ribbon. Button: vintage turquoise-color button. Thread: green, pink and turquoise. Elastic: to cinch in the sides.
Dimensions: Front panel: 10" x 10". Back/flap panel: 10" x 16". Sides: 5" x 10". Bottom: 10" x 5". Strap: approx. 1 yard.  (These are the cut dimensions, before sewing.)

(If you are interested in more detail pictures of the piecework and so on, they are at this post on my blog.)   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008 08:29:10 PM »

Loooove this! As a sucker for anything patchwork AND environmentally friendly, this is a win-win.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008 08:32:53 PM »

Love it, I was just thinking of making a patchwork type bag today!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008 08:43:11 PM »

Great idea!  I love the patchwork.  That's the coolest lunch bag ever!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008 10:54:45 AM »

Thank you all so much, starsandmelodies, PoodlyBooty, and serendipity_sarah!  I'm glad you like it!  It was really fun to make.

PoodlyBooty, if you do make that patchwork bag, I would love to see it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008 04:26:04 PM »

I love my scrap bag, thank you for making it for me Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008 04:29:36 PM »

You are welcome, sweetie!  I am so glad you are happy with it!   Kiss Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008 08:38:20 PM »

Really cute! What a great way to use up those itty bitty pieces that you just can't bear to throw away.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008 10:04:52 AM »

Thanks, pinklrt!  There are some tiny little pieces in there, and now I want to do more projects with scraps because it's so satisfying to be able to use them up!
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