I was really excited to design and sew this lunch bag for my husband to solve some of the issues he was having with his old bag. He always takes his lunch with him not only to work but when he's out and about tending to his beehives across our community. The first issue that needed solving was that he would often forgot his eating utensils. The second issue being that he is terribly fussy about his eating surfaces - even at the lunch table at work. So I went to work and designed a bag with a zip down flap which can be utilized as a placemat with storage for utensils & napkin directly above his eating surface....problem solved! The placemat and lunch bag interior is lined with vinyl for easy
cleaning and the entire lunch bag collapses down for compact storage. The lunch bag measures 9" x 9" x 5" - large enough for a good size lunch with drink plus an afternoon snack or two. Now that he has approved the prototype, I can get to work on a another bag with more suitable fabric choices...:)

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  • 1 yard canvas (exterior)
  • 1 yard cotton fabric (lining)
  • 1 yard Pellon #100 Vinyl-Fuse Gloss Iron-On Protection
  • 1/4 yard or fat quarter contrasting cotton fabric (pocket, bottom support)
  • 5/8" ribbon
  • 1/4" ribbon
  • (2) 9" zippers
  • Peltex 71F Single-sided fusible ultra firm stabilizer (approx. 10" x 10")
  • 7/16" snaps (Dritz fastener kit #14007)
  • 1/4" Large Eyelets (Dritz #14020-65)
  • Large Eyelet Tool Set (Dritz #14021)
  • Hammer
  • Disappearing marking pen
  • Basic sewing supplies (threads, basting needle, pins, scissors, measuring tools, cutting mat & rotary cutter)
  • Additional sewing machine feet: zipper & Teflon
  • Mesh ironing cloth
  • Tissue paper
<p>Great project!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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