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.
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!