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Lunchy Lunch aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y seis

I was looking around for things to make for Birthdays and Christmas last year and found this lunch bag.  I remembered that my SIL-C had been looking for a new one since her Thirty-One one snagged a while ago.  lunch-bag-129-sewmamasew
Source: Rebecca Mae Designs via Tricia on Pinterest

I thought I took more photos of the process of making the lunch bag but I guess I didn’t.  This is the only one that I have.
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Here it is all finished!!
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A photo of the inside.  I wanted to show the inside because I used Pellon’s Vinyl Fuse on the quilting cotton to make it wipeable.
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There are pockets on the outside.
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The exterior is a Cotton & Steel Canvas, Metallic Arrows Green, that I’ve had in my stash for a while now.  I got it on sale from Craftsy.  The grey is a Linen from Joann’s.  The interior is a quilting cotton from Riley Blake, Geekly Chic Cassette Tapes Music Retro on White, and the batting is Insul-Bright.  Insul-Bright is a material that keeps things cold or keeps things warm.
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I was a tad bit intimidated to make this lunch bag.  It has a few techniques that I had not tried before but the tutorial was very well written and sewing this lunch bag was a breeze.

My SIL-C even gave me some feedback saying that it works perfectly and fits all her lunch containers.  It even fits her pill box perfectly, which the other one did not.  So thumbs up all around!!

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roam

In December 2015, my parents had come out a few days to visit before my dad had a business meeting at the strip.  While we were driving around I saw that my dad was carrying all his glasses, I think he has three different ones each with a case, in a plastic bag. So I asked him if he wanted something more sturdy for them.  I had seen a photo somewhere before a zipper bag with a handle on the front side rather than coming up from the sides. I know it sounds confusing but you’ll see what I’m talking about in a bit.

So I had some leftover fabric from his Christmas gift to make this zipper bag for his birthday.  It’s called Roam from Hawthorne Threads.  It’s one of their in-house prints that is digitally printed.  It’s gorgeous!

Oops..before I get ahead of myself, here is his Christmas gift.  He wanted a trash bag for his car. I used Pellon Matte Vinyl Fuse to make it water-resistant and easily wipeable.  img_20151107_163338

He’s always liked horses but recently he’s said that he also likes buffalo’s so that’s why I went with this print.  I liked how the top looks like the sky with the buffalo roaming and the yellow strap is like the sun.  On the interior is the cloud print at top and the feathers you see above.
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Here’s the zipper bag I was started talking about above. I put some scraps together to make this bag.  I ended up messing up a little.  I had imagined the feathers print to be next to each other on the left, however, when I was piecing it I didn’t plan correctly and ended up with the feathers on the left side of both sides.img_20151219_191432

You can’t really tell in the picture above but in the one below you can see that on the other side of the feathers it’s the blue roaming one.  Also, here’s what I was talking about the handle being on the front side rather than on the sides.
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I didn’t measure any of his cases so it’s a good thing they fit well.  I actually had a lot of fun making this bag because it was the first piecing/topstitching pieces I’d ever done.  It was a little stressful because I didn’t want to mess up with topstitching but then I remembered that my dad would love it no matter what.  haha. So then I felt better and just went with it.  The stitching is probably the straightest I’d made thus far.

 

Double Zip Wallet

When Noodlehead announced her book would be dropping I decided that I needed it right away and purchased it from Amazon.  It arrived the same day as it’s release and I jumped into it.  You can get a signed copy here.

As soon as I saw the double zip wallet I knew I had to make it.  I made one as a tester and I’m so glad I did because I learned a lot from them.

Here I’m starting on my second one.  This one has its interior fused with Pellon’s vinyl fuse.  (Super easy and super fun to apply.)
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I’m not sure what this is all about.  I think it’s supposed to be how I folded the straps on the inside for when I was sewing it closed. I don’t know, but it’s fun to see, ya?
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That’s got to be what it was because here is a different shot of the same thing, along with my tag placement.
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And here it is all sewn together.  I made the interior fabric vinyl-fused since I was planning on wearing it to Disneyland and wanted to make sure water couldn’t get through the whole wallet/bag.
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strap ends.
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A close-up of front of the double zip wallet.
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It turned out pretty good and useful, however, I have since added some parachute clips so that it is easier and faster to remove if needed.  All in all, though, I really like that it’s big enough to carry the essentials but small enough to not be in the way.

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