The time had come to make something else that had been on my to do list. Ever since I made my sister a lunch bag from a purse pattern some time ago, I wanted to make a different pattern that would be quicker and more fun to make. I have been putting it off because so many other things had to be made first.
When I got on Bloglovin' last week and looked at the new post from Sew Mama Sew, I saw the lunch bag I had been meaning to make. It was from Sherri of Thread Riding Hood. Find it here. It was cute, looked fast and easy, was insulated, had a zipper top and folded flat for storage. Just what I was looking for!
I decided to use the fabric that was left over from the Butterfly Bag I made back in February. I wanted it to be fun and bright. There are also directions to piece and quilt the front, for a completely different look.
This lunch bag has a zipper top which goes in easily...don't let it scare you. The pattern called for a separating zipper. I used a regular zipper. I just used a larger zipper than what was used in the pattern and trimmed the excess when adding the zipper tab on one end and when sewing the zipper into the side seam on the other side. It worked great. If you don't want to add the zipper, there are directions for adding a magnetic snap instead.
Look at how big the bottom of this bag is. But the best thing about it is that it folds back in half onto itself to allow the bag to lay flat for storage.
How great is that?
The inside is large. The tutorial called for using rip stop nylon for the lining but I chose to use a heavier laminate fabric for extra body and I love how that turned out. The bag has a layer of Insul-Bright to make it insulated. It holds everything you can need for lunch. I love it and will definitely make more.