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Halloween Candy Bags

I went fabric shopping with my sil-S to look for some prints for her stand mixer cover.  While I was looking around I saw this super cute print and thought it would be so fun to make a candy bag for my nieces for Halloween.

Thankfully I already had some experience in making simple lined totes like this so I was able to whip them up in just a few days.

This was for the nieces.
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This cute candy corn was on the inside.
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Aren’t they the cutest?  My third niece-K is not pictured but she got a bag too.

After I got the niece’s fabric cut, I realized that the nephew’s probably would like them too.  So I looked for some fabric for them.  My oldest nephew-B is a bit older and the cutesy print probably wouldn’t be his cup of tea.  I found this print that was a bit more mature and made him a drawstring bag.  The design was based off the fishing drawstring bag, just larger measurements.
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A few detail shots.

I had bought the orange print from the same fabric store and was planning on just making it unlined.  But ultimately decided that it would last longer and look better if there was a lining.  Luckily I was going to Joann Fabric anyway and quickly looked around for something.  All I could find was orange and black.  Then I stumbled upon this white with black triangles and it was perfect.
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I even had enough fabric to make a third bag so I reversed the prints with the white on the exterior and the orange on the interior for my sil-S.  She’s so lucky!

These were fun, nice, and quick projects.  And hopefully they’ll last for several Halloweens to come.

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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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