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Friday, August 17, 2012

Lunch Bag, In More Ways than One

I am kind of in to making bentos, though I am not very good at it which should explain why I have never posted any photos.  While browsing for supplies I have seen tons of these super cute drawstring lunch bags to use for them.  I thought, “I could make that!”  So I did. 
DSCI2373I used a remnant of fabric my mom gave me.  It has pink and purple flowers and butterflies splattered over it.  The most interesting thing about it is the inside.  I wanted to line it with something that could be easily wiped clean in case of an “accident”.  I was also in the mood for repurposing.
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Ta Dah!  Plastic bag fabric.  It’s a technique I learned years ago, but I forgot where, maybe Craftster?  Anyway, you grab a bunch of plastic grocery bags and cut them open and lay them flat.  You then stack them in layers of 3 or 4 and cover before ironing at a medium setting.  They will melt together and you can cut and sew it or whatever.  Of course you have to be careful about ironing since if you use too much heat or take too long, you will burn little holes in your “fabric”.  Plus if you don’t cover it with something, you will probably ruin your iron.  Enough said.
Here’s the updated list:
  • Pens
  • Binder
  • Lunch bag
  • Backpack
  • Button
  • Scarf
  • Doll house
Three down, four to go.  The next one will be up by Monday.

3 comments:

Feel free to share what's on your mind, just keep it family friendly please.