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« on: February 23, 2006 11:24:26 AM »

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My second post! My current project is to make a bag to tote around all related lunch items (i.e., bento box + thermos + coffee mug + water bottle). I received yesterday my awesome thermos, so I am waiting for the geisha print to arrive to make said bag. Meanwhile, I thought about making a pouch for the bento bag. this is for 2 reasons 1) I do not trust seals and I HATE stains, 2) I wanted a place to put an ice pack, if necessary. So, I went to my favorite place, Joann's remnant table, and I got some ugly-ass oilcloth (why can't we have an many cute prints as in the UK?) for a few cents and made my bento pouch. Here it is:

the bento box

the bento going into the new pouch!

the closed pouch with a bento strap to keep it in place


The oil cloth was definitely a b@t*% to sew and handle and I only chose it for its waterproof qualities. Never sewing with that material again!

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006 05:48:10 AM »

killer...this is great...i've actually been research bentos latley and i ordered a bento box off ebay.

i'm pretty excited about making a pouch for it too. i'm also looking forward to seeing the pictures of your whole lunch bag if you post it....what size thermos do you have? and how to you plan to attach it? :0

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006 07:45:22 AM »

Nice bento! From the bentostore.com? I have some sweet pikachu soysauce bottles and a pair of pink chopstick from there.

If you check here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=82101.0), I posted my Lunch date bag I recently finished.

The lunch bag is the right size to carry 4 things: thermos + sigg bottle + coffee mug. The bento sits at the bottom, and the bottles rest on top. The thermos I have is this one (which looks like a spin-off on Mr. Bento)

My Jar:

Mr. Bento:

I also have a pic of how everything fits in there:

Hey, do not forget to post your Bento-related sewing. Maybe we can start a little bento-related craftser niche.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006 08:58:20 AM »

Both of your bags look great. I actually logged on today with the intention of looking for lunchbox ideas.
I wanna make my husband one with mario fabric.

What is oilcloth? Waterproof you say?

Maybe we can start a little bento-related craftser niche.

I love the bento boxes!
Maybe someone with more knowledge on the subject than me could start a thread in the food section. There is some info there but I would love more healthy ideas (I suspect I have blood sugar problems so I'm trying to cut down on the processed carbs).

or maybe veggie recipes or husband friendly lunches, my hubby thinks it's unholy to take anything but sandwhiches for lunch.

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006 09:59:43 AM »

Thanks for the compliments. My bags are blushing. I'll start a bento thread right now over at the food section.

According to denverfabrics.com "Oilcloth [is vylin] with poly/cotton mesh backing. Waterproof and protected with a clear finish. Fade, stain, and soil resistant." So, it is ideal for making something where food will be transported. Check out this site:


There are some bright ones, e.g.,

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006 05:22:11 PM »

yes, i did get it from the bento store, their stuff is so incredably cute. Smiley your bag looks awesome by the way.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006 06:11:41 PM »

Thanks; I'm waiting for a day when I'll have a chance to use it.
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