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Topic: Wet Suit Neoprene Lunch Bag/ Lunch Sack now w/ Tutorial  (Read 3038 times)
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chewynoodles
« on: August 16, 2010 07:53:02 PM »

I LOVE MY NEW LUNCH BAG!For some reason I have all of a sudden been seeing those neoprene lunch bags by built ny popping up everywhere. Since school is starting soon, I decided to make my own lunch bag. My mom already got my sister a lunch bag because her school started already. Hers was $10, and mine is practically nothing!  Shocked I had some black neoprene from my aunt which I had made into a too-small/itchy shirt. So I was willing to sacrifice it to make a lunch bag.  Grin Here are the results:

Sorry for the bad pic, I may have to get another one. I need to go to the the store with my mom for some embroidery floss for details. I am so proud! C and c welcome! If you want a tutorial, I am willing to post one.

TUTORIAL
U need 1/2-1 yard of fabric, sewing machine or sewing needle and embroidery thread. I used neoprene. Sorry the photo's backward:

1. Cut out front and back pieces. I free handed mine, but to understand my tutorial, make your pieces consist of a rectangle for the mid section, a half lemon shape for the top with an oval on it for a handle, and a semi-oval on the bottom. We'll call the bottom section the 'football.'
2. Take a piece of fabric and fold it in half. Place the football on the fold and cut around it. You should now have a lime-shaped piece. Or, well, a football. Sew the sides up, and stop where there are dark marks. See em?
3. Sew the football piece onto the bottom.
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4. Turn it right side out.

5. Cut out 4 1" strips for binding.
6. Bind the handles and top of the bag. Add some velcro or a snap, and embroider on cherries or a bicycle.  
GO ON A PICNIC!!  ; Tonguehttps://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=19aef29bed&view=att&th=12a95d57646959bb&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_gd4s267r0&zw
Go on a picnic, and take some pickles, pie, fresh baked bread, a thermos full of hot chocolate, and a jar of garlic stuffed olives with you  Grin.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010 02:03:35 AM »

Looks good. great job on using reclaimed items for better use!
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nixx74
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010 07:39:26 PM »

I plan on making lunch bags for my daughters. I would love a tute!! The one you made is just like the one my daughter sketched up for me as the one that she wants!
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shellim4
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010 10:07:13 AM »

I'd like a tute too! This is very cute!
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guacaMolly
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010 09:32:05 AM »

I love the shape, very cute! If you wanted to make it even easier, you could use only two pieces (a front and a back), make them 3 inches wider than you want your finished bag, and then sew in a pseudo- gusset--- after stitching the sides and bottom, pull out a triangle and sew. (Hard to explain, easy to do) The bottom would be more rectangular than curved, though.

I do have a question, I still don't quite get the top portion of the bag, how do you finish the edges? Hem the outer half lemon and then use binding on the inside of the handle cut out? (Sorry, I'm tute and pattern challenged!)

Any ideas on how to make if you wanted a lining?
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chewynoodles
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2010 09:43:50 AM »

I love the shape, very cute! If you wanted to make it even easier, you could use only two pieces (a front and a back), make them 3 inches wider than you want your finished bag, and then sew in a pseudo- gusset--- after stitching the sides and bottom, pull out a triangle and sew. (Hard to explain, easy to do) The bottom would be more rectangular than curved, though.

I do have a question, I still don't quite get the top portion of the bag, how do you finish the edges? Hem the outer half lemon and then use binding on the inside of the handle cut out? (Sorry, I'm tute and pattern challenged!)

Any ideas on how to make if you wanted a lining?

Basically what I did was just cut out some strips and fold them on top of the half lemon and around the handle cut out, basted them, and sewed them down.  For lining, just make another bag out of lining fabric and I guess slip stitch it in. hope that helps Smiley
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