Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lunch bag for the boy

Will used this lunch box last year

He likes it because he can see everything in one place, but I don't like that I can't put a normal size piece of fruit in it. I hate sending stuff in a separate bag, so I decided that he needed a bag to fit his lunch box, drink bottle and whatever else I feel like putting in (like a banana).

I had a look for a tute because I thought that I couldn't be the only person who'd want a lunch bag that would fit this container, but I didn't find one easily, so I ended up drafting my own. I can give details if anyone wants them. When I am in the process of making, I am not very good at stopping to take photos especially the first time around.

Here's the lunch box in the bag
lunchbox inside

The front of the bag
lunchbag front

The side view
lunchbag side

Will modeling with the bag. He'd been running around all day without a shirt. I asked him to put one on for the photo and he chooses long sleeves (and too short in the body!).
lunchbag modeled

Col called it a man bag when he saw it. I will admit that I think it looks pretty big, but it will be functional.

I fused some Pellon to the lining and outer fabric. I also used Insul-bright for insulation. I added a base to the bag using Fast-2-Fuse like Nicole M's tute. I also used a 16/100 heavy needle. The outer fabric is a Japanese robot print and the lining fabric is a batik from Indonesia that was given to me by a friend.


Tas said...

Betcha no other kids in his class is going to have a cool Japanese robot fabric lunch bag! It's great Sara.

Susie said...

We have just bought a very similar lunch box for my boys kindergarten which starts tomorrow. I have been struggling to think as to how we will transport it horizontally and not vertically in a backpack. I would love a few more details. I don't have japanese robots but my boy did choose robots for his sheet bag and pillow. Boys will be boys - no matter what age! It is just lovely.

willow and moo said...

Susie, will do in the next few days. If I get distracted, email me to remind me. My email is in my profile. :)

Liz said...

What a fabulous lunch bag! Nice work Sara :)

Chantal said...

Sara, you are amazing. You do such a fantastic job of making things, and then some. I love that you insulated the bag. It looks fab.

Lola Nova said...

Oh I love it! I would love the details too! Really well done and as always such fine craftsmanship!

Tanya said...

HI SAra, I am keen on details if you are willing to share. YOu know, I don't know what happened between then and now, but when I went to school (in the olden days!) we had reasonably small lunchboxes and much simpler lunches (less extra snacks) than my kids do now.