Picture of lunchbox saddle bag from old coveralls
I love my old lunchbox. Like my coveralls like old friends. My problem is my lunchbox will not carry my coffee cup without a soggy PB & J by lunch. Lets get started....
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Step 1: Parts and supplies

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Tools ans supplies:
leftover coveralls from another 'ible
lunch box
coffee mug
and lastly...time

Step 2: Time to plan and cut

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Plan the parts you would like to use. I used one back pocket and the leftover from the shoulder straps. This is what I was left with.

Step 3: Layout and stitch

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So I laid out the pocket and the other piece. Lucky me it looks ok!!! Ok start stitching. This may be tricky through all the seams and such. Take your time and maybe use a thimble.....I did. The last photo is the shot of the back

Step 4: Extra pocket and tool loop.

Picture of extra pocket and tool loop.
Turns out that in stitching this together I came up with an extra pocket. This can be sewn up or left open. I chose to leave open and use for keys and such. I also at this stage attached the tool loop back to the pocket as it was cut off the leg from another project. I think more for looks than function.

Step 5: How it attaches

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So the plan is to slide a piece under the part that holds the thermos in place. Now test fit and measure. I cut a piece of the seam out from the leftover scraps I had. Now stitch it all together. Should look like last pic.....

Step 6: Put it all together

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Slide your creation over the the thermos hold down. Close the lid. Lock the clasps on tbe front of the lunchbox

Step 7: Conclusion

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Functional and descent looking. Just tell the guys on the jobsite your crafty wife made it for ya. Hope this inspires to make life a little easier and greener.
Tex Arcana1 year ago
sweet solution, well done