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« on: August 12, 2009 09:45:40 AM »

Sponsored Project - Insulated Lunch Sack from SewingRepublic.com


Insulated Lunch Sack
by Stacy Schlyer



Materials
  • 3/8 yard of material for exterior*
  • 3/8 yard of material for interior*
  • 3/8 yard of Insul-Brite (insulating material)
  • 8 1/2 strip of iron-on Velcro
  • Thread to match

*If you plan to use a cotton material for the exterior or lining, be sure to pre-wash your
fabrics before sewing. Oilcloth and vinyl would also be good material choices as neither has
to be washed, just wiped down!

Tools
  • Scissors and/or rotary cutter and mat
  • Tailors chalk or water-soluble pen
    for marking
  • Ruler
  • Pins

Steps

Cutting
Seam allowances are 1/2" unless otherwise noted.

1. Cut two 13 x 17 rectangles from each material: exterior, interior and Insul-Brite.



2. On one short end of each exterior fabric rectangle, remove a 2 square from both the right and left sides as shown in the photo. Repeat for all lining fabric and Insul-Brite rectangles.



Sewing

3. Using a long machine stitch, baste the Insul-Brite pieces to the exterior fabric pieces.



4. With right sides together, sew the exterior pieces together along each side and across the bottom edge. Do not sew the notches together!



5. Match one side seam with the bottom bag seam, right sides together, and pin in place. Sew across the fabric creating a diagonal seam. Repeat for second side.



6. Turn bag right side out. On the top edge of the bag, fold raw edges 1/2 to the wrong side.



7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 for lining material.



8. With wrong sides together, place the lining inside the exterior lunch sack. Match folded edges and seams, and stitch close to finished edges.



Optional: Give your lunch tote a brown bag look by creasing each corner of the bag from the bottom
corner to the top fi nished edge. Keeping bag edge folded, stitch very close to pressed edge. Repeat for all four sides.



9. On one side of the lunch sack, measure down 1/4 from the top edge. Center an 8 1/2 strip of Velcro (the soft, fuzzy side) on this mark and iron, following manufacturers directions.**



10. On the opposite side of the lunch sack, measure down 5 from the top edge. Center the coordinating 8 1/2 strip of Velcro (the rough side) on this mark and iron, following manufacturers directions.**



11. Now you can keep your sack closed by rolling down the top edgejust like a brown bag!



**You may find that your pressing time needs to be longer than recommended because the Insul-Brite absorbs some of the heat from the iron.

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009 04:33:25 PM »

Thanks Bernina people!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009 04:47:54 PM »

Awesome! Perfect for a birthday gift for my mom. Thank you! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009 07:30:31 PM »

very nice.  now how would you make a non velcro snack pack to go inside?  ( lol i know I am being pushy)
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009 09:40:16 PM »

nice and pretty lunch pack !
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009 10:10:55 PM »

THANK YOU for posting this!!!!..I sooo NEEDED it!!!! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2009 11:28:26 AM »

Thanks for the great tutorial and the great idea. The kids will have so many more choices for the look of their lunch bag if they can pick out fabric rather than having to settle for the commercial characters or plain colors available in lunchbags at the store. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009 12:53:36 PM »

Wow..how perfect.... I just happen to have some insul-bright and my niece just gave me a huge scrap of oilcloth!!!

I was wondering if the insul-bright has a proper side??? One seems shinier than the other.. Should it go shiny side in or shiny out???


Thanks for the great project!
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I was wondering if the insul-bright has a proper side??? One seems shinier than the other.. Should it go shiny side in or shiny out???


Thanks for the great project!

The shiny side faces inward. 

I just made this for a friend's 5 year old kid.   I made it with vinyl inside and The Land Before Time on the outside.  I ended up binding the top seam since I couldn't iron the vinyl.  But I have to say the bag is a bit bulky on top for a little kid to carry.  I don't know if it is because of the vinyl verses an all cotton bag.  Has anyone else has this problem?  Overall REALLY easy to make.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009 06:24:50 PM »

The vinyl is going to make it a bit bulkier to work with.  If you have a rajah press cloth that may help with pressing the vinyl, but it will still be a bit bulky just given the nature of the fabric.  You could add a handle to the exterior so tiny hands can hold it easier.

By the way, I'd love to see how everyone's sacks turned out!
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2009 08:28:44 PM »

I liked the way mine came out, hope my mom does too since its a birthday gift for her. Cheesy I used some Michael Miller fabric in a discount bin. Classy chic, like my mom. Cool
Tell me what you think.

I used snaps cause I'm not sure how my mom would like the velcro, and its probably harder to clean spills.

Hope to see others, also thanks for looking.
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009 05:53:26 AM »

v3nu5 -- that's gorgeous! It's very sophisticated looking. I bet your mom is going to loooove it!
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009 07:44:11 AM »

thanks for sharing!!

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009 08:30:56 AM »

i love it its to good for real  to good . love it Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009 09:32:52 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love Michael Miller prints!
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2009 11:21:11 AM »

Nice!! I'm going to have to try this!
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2009 08:38:16 PM »

What a neat idea!
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2009 11:25:45 PM »

Awesome! I've been wanting to make one of these.  I wonder has anyone tried using Thermolam as an insulator?  I ask because my fabric store doesn't have any insulbright in stock but I have some leftover thermolam from a jacket I made.
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2009 05:31:48 PM »

That's cute! I should make one so I can take my lunch to school instead of buying their rubbish food. Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2009 08:21:25 PM »

I haven't used the Thermolam for this project, but I think it should work.  It might not keep the heat or cold in quite as well, but it should be close!
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2009 05:45:20 PM »

Can you use batting instead of the insulating fabric? I can't find the insulating stuff at the fabric store.
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2009 05:49:26 PM »

Sure - it may not keep it as cool as the insulated kind, but it will work!

By the way, I've found the best place for InsulBrite is at Hobby Lobby - they are the least expensive too (by about $4 a yard!).
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2009 11:00:01 PM »

Great tutorial, thank you!
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2009 01:21:53 PM »

This is great! Thank you! Now the girls at work will be jealous of my sweet lunch bag!
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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2012 12:48:10 AM »

This is so great and i love your fabric!  Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2012 09:25:04 AM »

Lovely choice of fabric for a lunch bag. I wonder about using a waterproof nylon for the lining in case of spills.
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2012 10:46:14 AM »

That would be a perfect choice! However, make sure that it is a 'food grade' quality. Some of the newer laminated fabrics are great to use (although research the company to be sure that it's safe to be used with food) as well as PUL.
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