Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lunch, anyone?

Where I work, there are no fast food restaurants to get lunch. Really, the only emergency food place is a convenience store that sells hamburgers with sell by dates two months away. Ewww. Therefore, I pack a lunch everyday. When my pal Barbara Welch set up a Fabric swap for Convention, I knew a decorated lunch bag was the way to go.

These were easy and fun to make. The first one took some figuring, but after that, life was a breeze--until my machine puked up the bobbin and assorted parts from the inside. After an emergency trip to mom, the machine got fixed. Whew! and Thanks, Mom!

A close up of two of them:

Stamps: None
Paper: None
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Tasteful Trims Die, Fabric Adhesive Roll, Iron, Sewing Machine, Thread, Flourettes II-Whisper White, Springtime Vintage Fabric.

I found I could make three bags out of one of our packs of fabric. Very cool. Applique has never been easier with the Big Shot. I just ironed on the adhesive backing, ran it through the Big Shot on the Die I wanted and Voila! perfectly cut pieces to add to my design. Easy.

Happy Sewing!



  1. Oh my, these are adorable! Nice to know you can get *three* out of one bundle.

    Had to laugh at your machine "puking" up a bobbin. Never heard it referred to quite like that. :-)

  2. Oh, my - puking up a bobbin, huh? Scary...
    But the bags are great - casing this project for certain!

  3. I pack a lunch every day for work too, so you are sending me one of these, right. ;)

  4. Those are absolutely adorable! You will definitely have the cutest lunch box around!

  5. These are so cute and a great way to feature the SU fabric! Glad you got your machine fixed!

  6. mom to the rescue - TG! these are too cute not to be finished and used!

  7. A great way to show the usefulness of the fabric. I've never heard of a bobbin "puking up", but now that I think about it, I'm sure I've seen it a time or two with my sewing machine. I'll have to remember that term for the next time! Can't wait to spring it on the repair guy.


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