Saturday, January 17, 2009

Getting ready

For back to school. It's not like I have a lot to do to get Mollie ready for school. I don't have to buy a uniform, books, notebooks, pens, etc. She still has a perfectly good backpack and still has a rest bag. School provides all her materials for the year.

I thought it would be nice to have something new for this year, so I've made her a lunch bag. She has a Tupperware lunch bag, but it's vinyl inside and when it gets dirty it's hard to clean. It's easy to wipe, but things get caught in the crevices. It's also a bit stained which makes it look dirty when it's clean.

I used a pattern from Favorite Things. It went together well, but as I was cutting it out I was thinking to myself I could have knocked this together myself. That's ok, I didn't have to take the time to think about dimensions. I used Insulbright instead of the cotton batting that was suggested. When I started to baste the Insulbright to the fabric, I was using a standard foot, but it was shifting, so I switched to my walking foot and it was a total breeze to do. The fabric is Farmers Market on the outside and Ginger Blossom on the inside.
Favorite Things Lunch bag

Inside of the bag
Inside of lunch bag

Doesn't she look excited?
surly model with her new lunch bag

1 comment:

Little Munchkins said...

Love the lunch bag (and the fabrics of course). LOL at her expression