Thursday, May 5, 2011


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!!!


  1. Lucky Aunt C! Adorable fabric.

  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!!!