In keeping with the Back to School theme this week, and to piggy back on Jessica Gonacha’s Guest Blog post from yesterday, I thought I’d share this tutorial for making a reusable oilcloth lunch bag. It’s from Tumbling Blocks, but I discovered it via The Domestic Diva.
If you make one, let me know how it turns out. I’m not making one, because I don’t actually ever leave the house for lunch and when I do, it’s to go out to lunch. 😉
Make your own reusable lunch bag from Tumbling Blocks.
You will need:
- 1/4 yard (not fat) oilcloth. I got mine at Sew Mama Sew. Modern oilcloth is pretty much like vinyl and not oiled cloth
- 1/4 yard thin batting
- 1/4 yard other plastic fabric for lining. I used a shower curtain because I had it left over from making sit-upons.
- 3.5″ piece of Velcro
- Cut one 7″ x 31″ rectangle from the two plastic fabrics. Cut two 4.5″ x 13″ rectangles of the two plastics. Cut the batting the same as the plastics, except make it 1/4″ smaller on all sides.
- For each piece, sandwich the batting between the oilcloth and the vinyl.
- Sew the fuzzy side of the velcro to the long piece of oilcloth so that the top of the Velcro is 3/5″ from the top edge.
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