New lunch bag! (Originally published 12/8/2012)

I confess. I haven’t made any progress on the quilting front in forever! But I’ve tried to make up for it. I bought three yards of oilcloth the other day. (What is WRONG with me? What the hell am I going to do with all that? It was on sale! Shut up.) I managed to make another lunch bag!

The last one didn’t make it far. It worked great, but the laminate that I ironed on couldn’t hold up to the daily folding and crinkling the bag took. Here it is new:

Previous new lunch bag

After about 4 months of daily use:

After four months of daily use.

As you can see, the laminate is peeling off badly. The bag is still usable, but FSM! it looks bad.

So I figured it was time for a new one. I liked the insulation, but I didn’t like that the construction of the bag was exactly the same size for the inside and the outside, so there wasn’t any room for the insulation.

So I nosed around on the internet (All hail the great god Google!) and found this on Lemon Squeezy Home.  I really liked the flap, and the handle she added later. So off I went.

And came up with this:

It’s not insulated, but it has a flap, so no more curling. It’s lined in oilcloth, and I tried sewing the outer bag with slightly smaller seams, and the inner bag with slightly larger seams, so the inner bag fits nicely inside. I had some red marbled fabric to make the binding (STASH! Does that make this project into a stash busting project?).

I’m pretty happy with it. Now I just have two and a half more yards of oilcloth to use up!