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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oilcloth Lunch Tote

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This project has been planned for a long time and I just finished it two weeks ago! For the longest time I was using a lunch box that I had bought in 2006 to take my lunch to work. Nothing special and it worked just fine, but then it broke.

I had seen a few of these cool Oilcloth lunch bags on Pinterest and I decided I wanted to make one for myself. So I didn't buy a new lunch box, just carried my lunch in plastic baggies for the past 3-4 months!! This is a big improvement :)

So I am carrying my lunch in style! I got the basic shape from this Skip to My Lou tutorial, but I added a liner and straps and made it a lot bigger so I can carry my rectangle pyrex.
I also sewed it together differently so that I could make the sides a different color from the front and back.

For the most part I didn't have difficulty sewing the oilcloth- I set my stitch length to 5.0 and sailed through. But then came time to sew the liner in and it bunched a bit- you can see it at the top. Not a craft fail, but definitely not as good as I want it to be. If I do this again I will try and use some of the tricks ModernJune has on her website.

If there is enough interest I can post a tutorial for the lunch tote to show the alterations I made to the original tutorial.

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Kellie said...

Awesome sac... too pretty!

allycat79225 said...

Like that idea. I need to get some to make a lunch tote for my daughter.

gill said...

Great tote!
I'd love some help in making one!

Emily @ 52mantels said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing. The oilcloth you used it SO cute!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

What a neat idea. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


The mum of all trades said...

This is so pretty. I love the oil cloth you choose. I would love you to share this post at my blog party this weekend. Hope you can make it.

Adrianne said...

This turned out so cute and cheerful! I would love to see you come link up over at Happy Hour Projects, my Freestyle Friday link party runs all weekend!


Victoria ObSEUSSed said...

Beautiful fabric! i love oil cloth. I like how you just pinking sheared the edges then sewed them. Found you on TT&J.

Glo Sews said...

This is so cute and I would love to see the tutorial! I have been wanting to sew with oilcloth for a long time but have just been to intimidated by it. I love the choices and think it is darling!

Oh yea, by the way I am your newest follower and am here from the blog hop!

Please think about posting the tutorial!

Amy said...

That looks fantastic!! I'd be so excited if you'd share it here:


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This turned out beautifully!!


AmieAnn said...

Love this.. it is soo sweet! Love the fabric you chose! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo!

Kristen said...

I love oil cloth! I have been meaning to make some reusable bags for a little while! haha. Thanks for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

::little projects in style:: said...

love the bag! and the floral pattern reminds me of cath kidston!! super cute!

xx, zhing

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