Thursday, May 5, 2011

THE TURTLE TOTE LUNCH BAG






My oldest sister C. and her husband were here for Easter.
While here, C. saw my Etsy stuff and loved the turtle fabric I used on the bib set.

Always wanting to make something new, I asked what she'd like me to make her out of the adorable fabric. ENTER the "Turtle Tote" Lunch bag.
C. said that it had to be big enough to hold a frozen lunch box.

I found this perfect FREE Tutorial + a whole lot more at Pink Penguin. Thanks Ayumi! I made a few changes.

Instead of stabelizer I used insul-bright to keep the lunch cold.
I used rip stop nylon which is water resistant instead of the plastic coated fabric.
I also used the combined amount of outer and inner bag fabric size. (ie.. 18 1/2 x 12 1/2) Instead of two 9 x 12 1/2 because I used the same fabric and didn't need a seam.

Other than that I followed her WONDERFUL and EASY instructions and start to finish
2 hr.10min.
I've always loved the bags with the drawstring cover and thought ugh... I'll never be able to do that! I was way wrong. Ayumi's Tute was GREAT!!!

2 comments:

  1. Lucky Aunt C! Adorable fabric.

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  2. I love how you modified my tute to make this lunch bag! Insul-bright is a great idea! I will use it next time I make a lunch bag! I'm sure your sister loves it!!!

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