I organised a Bag Swap on TNN a little while ago. I am WAY slack. But as I mentioned in my last post, I was almost done. It just required two things: getting the pattern out of my head AND cleaning the craft room. Well, I’ve done both, and found my sewing machine in the process!
The person I am gifting to is the husband of the TNN Member, and he was looking for a lunch bag. So I sat down and sketched out my design and came up with measurements to fit around the drink bottle and plastic container I bought. Because I wanted to do a lunch bag in a messenger bag style instead of a traditional fold-over lunch bag, I wanted to make it as gender neutral as I could. That way, if the DH doesn’t think it’s manly enough for him, at least the TNNer can use it, right?
After a few muck ups like:
- remember to measure twice and cut once.
- Mark your cut pieces so you sew the correct pieces to each other.
- Some fabrics just HAVE to be overlocked if you are going to make anything durable out of them.
This is what the bag turned out like.
This is a slightly closer view. Thanks to my crappy a$$ camera and the type of thick cotton woven fabric, the pictures look a bit psychodelic.
Once you open the flap, there are two snappable pockets that can be used for utensils or napkins, or even a cell phone or ipod.
And a little peek inside. You can see how the lunch box and drink bottle fit in nicely, with a little room to spare.
I completely munted the lining, so had to do a second take on that, which grumble grumble grumle means that I had to use a different fabric than what I had on the flap lining, but that’s ok as I think it looks heaps better. And I would make the shoulder strap less wide as well, but for a manly man, with big shoulders, big is good, right?
The best part of this bag? It is made COMPLETELY from stash.
*Waits for reader to pick themselves up off the floor*
That’s right folks! I didn’t have to buy one. single. thing. to make this bag! That feels good.
Will be posted off tomorrow, and here’s hoping the recipient will think it’s manly cool too.