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« on: April 06, 2004 12:57:08 PM »

Hi!  I stumbled across this site a couple of weeks ago and feel like I have FOUND MY PEOPLE!!

I've been reconstructing things ever since I was a kid and was one of the first to make jean skirts back in the 70's.

I'd like to make a hip looking insulated lunch bag.  Anyone have info regarding the type of insulation I need to use and where to find it?  Has anyone already made one and have a pattern and info?

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004 01:35:13 PM »

Oooh ooh!  I would use a nylon twill type of fabric-- you need something that will either repel or wick water, not absorb it.  And I think I'd sandwich that styrofoam sheeting used for packaging in between two pieces of it.

For a pattern-- why not use a traditional brown paper bag?  You'd just need one big rectangle for the sides, which you'd sew at the ends to make a circle-- the sides of the bag-- and a rectangle or square for the bottom.  Does that make sense?

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004 09:12:26 AM »

Great!   I'm wondering if bubblewrap would also work as an insulator.  

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2004 10:25:33 AM »

What about using quilt batting or something to that effect? Do you think It would insulate something cold as well as it would something warm?  I would also put vinyl on the inside of it, like the picnic table plaid stuff they sell on the giant rollers at fabric stores!
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2004 10:30:20 AM »

or just use a dollar store picnic table cloth.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2004 07:39:35 PM »

http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa072100a.htm
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