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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.
« 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?
« 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!!


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! 

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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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