I have a huge stash of fabric. We’re not going to talk here about the number of work-in-progress projects I have, but today I decided to tackle the stash, and make some bento/lunch bags for my best friends! Yes, Christmas was yesterday, but I honestly didn’t have time beforehand to whip out the sewing machine…
The tutorial comes from here: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/07/fat-quarter-bag.html, although I augmented it a little for the bag on the bottom, and had to improvise for the butterfly fabric due to cutting it in the wrong direction – but yay for bias tape! The irony here is that the bag is intended for my friend who’s been sewing her whole life and is currently teaching senior textiles – hehehehehehe….. I know she’ll be forgiving.
What’s really funny is that the middle bag is the fabric I made my living room curtains out of – I promised a yoga mat bag if there was fabric leftover – there wasn’t for a yoga bag, but there was for a lunch bag! Yay!
For my regular/regular-ish readers, I’m posting these on my blog because I’m wondering if you’d be interested in one of these bags to go into a giveaway? (Best friends have to appreciate, but the blogosphere doesn’t have to!)