Gathering up some fabric I had on hand, I set forth to make her a reusable lunch bag of her own. One that is easily folded up and brought home in a purse each night, to be used again the next day. Following is a quick tutorial I threw together, in case you get the urge to ditch your own paper (or, GASP! Plastic) lunch bags – this bag goes together in no time. It's a tiny step, but every little bit helps in the long run...
MATERIALS NEEDED: Main Fabric – ½ yd.; Lining fabric – ½ yd.; 1-1/2” piece Velcro; thread and sewing machine. ALL SEAMS ARE ½”. Since main and lining pieces are constructed the same way, you will construct both at the same time.
2. Cut two pieces of lining fabric, 15-1/2” long X 12” wide. (Quick Tip: Ever made a bag and had the lining “pool” up in the bottom, like it was too long? It was! Try cutting it ½” shorter in length.)
3. Cut a 2” X 2” square from each of the bottom corners.
4. With right sides together, sew across bottom seam of both the outer bag, and the lining. Press seams open. On right side of each piece, stitch ¼” on each side of seam line. This will hold your bottom seams flat.
9. Center 1-1/2” piece of Velcro (the stiff side) ¼” from bag edge, at upper center of bag. Sew in place.
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