Another lunch bag... :) I promised a friend that I will make a lunch bag for her and it took me a long while. Finally, I did it...
Exterior fabric ready to be sewed together
I paid great attention to folding the corners and joining the pieces making sure the sewing lines matched up.
Quite happy with the result. :)
1) Both exterior fabrics came from:
The lining has a small piece of b) above joined with Natural colour cotton I bought from Nagoya (a few RM for a meter), i.e. the hidden part inside is actually cost effective material. :) Cost saving....
2) Like lunch bag 2, strap is from:
http://jessvarietybox.blogspot.com/2010/09/handle-tape.html - thick strap from Cotton mix
Another seller of bag straps, many colours to choose from:
http://handmadebagsonline.blogspot.com- polypropylene like material (thin but cost effective), this is the type of strap I used in my first lunch bag.
If you have a bit of budget, straps with design from:
I used fusible woven interface/stabiliser for the external material which I bought from a shop in PJ Old town.
For lining, I used the batting I bought sometime back from Chinese website, non fusible. Very tight material and the bag could stand by itself:
I also have batting from:
I found that when I used fusible batting, the fabric will crumple after awhile. I think it is due to some parts of the fabric loosing its grip on the batting. Maybe it is just the way I ironed wasn't right... Haven't found a solution yet.. :(
The fear of crumple was the reason why I attached the batting to the lining instead of exterior fabric. At least it won't affect the look of the bag if the lining crumples... :)
I have a small lace stash and I never find a way to use them though I did try. Finally, this time, I managed! :)
They are from:
Bill of Material for my future reference :) :
1) Olive Fabric - 1FQ
2) Alphabet Fabric - About 1/3 Meter
3) Batting - About 1/3 Meter
4) Straps - 38 cm x 2
5) Lining - About 1/3 Meter
6) Bag string - About 32 cm (x1 or x2 (like lunch bag 2) )
I still have 1 lunch bag in my to-do list... will take awhile before I start again...