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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2008 07:34:11 AM »

is the bag super tall before its folded over?
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2008 10:14:22 PM »

Hi chinarockfishakm,

The bag is about 9.5 inches tall before folding it over.  You'd be able to fit a sandwich, apple and bag of chips in it, I think.

Be sure to post pictures of yours!

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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2008 08:24:35 AM »

This is my next project after I finish making up 2 more bags for friends.
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2008 11:34:44 PM »

I love the size of this bag. I'm definitely going to be making more of these as gift bags for the holidays.
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2008 02:05:25 AM »

Great idea - might make them for my two for school!

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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2008 08:30:09 AM »

The only thing I'm having trouble with is the dimensions.  I'm trying to figure out how to get 2--10x11 rectangles from a piece of fabric that is 18x22.  Plus a 1x1 1/8 strip for the buttonhole.  Is my math that far off?
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2008 08:46:22 AM »

Very cute bags.  I love this idea.  For my kids I may take some old pillow cases (with Transformers on them) and make some for them.  Thanks for the idea and tute link!!

BlondieKate:

There is no possible way to make that from 18x22 piece of fabric.  You will need to either make it a bit smaller or get a new piece of fabric.  I would say 9x10.5 and then you would have 1 inch by 22 left over for the buttonhole.
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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2008 08:20:19 PM »

THANK YOU for posting this!  I had so much fun making this bag for a swap....



I used freebie fabric, reclaimed fabric and button.  I also used a piece of plastic canvas instead of the cardboard for the bottom, and sandwiched it between the exterior and the lining.  I tacked it down with a couple of stitches.... now it's washable! Wink

For when you have leaky or sweaty foods (or need a teeny bit of insulation,) I made more leakproof insert made from fused plastic bags -- a smaller version of this that fits right inside.  I then made it to fold over and secure with velcro.  It can be hand washed, or just recycled when it's worn out.
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« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2008 01:28:47 AM »

Hi barbolot,
Your bag looks terrific!  I love the fabric (and a bonus that you were able to use re-conned fabric and button!:))

I love your idea about the removable lining - very creative! 

Steph Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2008 04:55:08 AM »

Very cute bags in this post! Absolutely love the mushrooms above.
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