Friday, November 11, 2011

Lunch Bag {reuseable & washable!}

Happy Veterans Day and 11/11/11 people!  
What a fun date.  Also, I'm posting this at 11:11 am {EST} so double whammy! :)  Haha, I crack myself up.  Anyone else?    *crickets*   Grace? ;)

One night I suddenly decided I wanted to make my hubby a lunch bag.  That man is so frugal and doesn't like to spend money ever.  {Which is great, cause it helps balance me, ahem...}  So much to the fact that he reuses the brown paper lunch sacks.  You know the ones, the ones I would use once and then throw away like most people.  Josh uses one until it's unusable, completely wrinkly, and has a  big rip.  I figured if he's already going through the trouble of reusing his lunch bag I may as well make him a nice, sturdy one.  One that's meant to be reusable!

It was a simple and fast project.  Got in done in under an hour.

I can't for the life of me find the tutorial I used to make this. :(  But I did find one here, which is the exact same process as the tutorial I used.  Well, actually, the one I used didn't have a lining.  I added one myself.  This one does include the lining too.  Which is super nice I think.  Helps it be a little more sturdier and look nicer, in my opinion.  

I used a canvas fabric for the outside because I thought 2 cotton fabric would be a little flimsy.  SO glad I did.  It turned out great and stands up nicely. And it fits everything my hubby needs. :)  My favorite part probably is the fact that you can just throw it in the washing machine to clean it.  No wiping out daily like the plastic ones you buy at the store.  That just sounds like too much work and I know Josh wouldn't do it.  Or me.

I made Josh pose for pictures with his lunch bag in action, haha.  He was pretty thrilled about it.

 "Bye Daddy, have fun at school!"

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Ali Richardson said...

AWESOME!!! And very "Green" of you! Thanks for saving the Earth, one lunch bag at a tim :)

Ali Richardson said...

time....not tim.

Grace said...

Haha Jenna I love you! And your lunch bag is pretty awesome. Love the idea and your choice of fabric, too! So guess what I am getting for Christmas from Willie's family? A SEWING MACHINE! I'm so excited! Now I, too, can make cool lunch bags, pillows, etc! I may be calling my talented bff with some questions (that's you). Also, I need to tell you that you guys are adorable. Little Gray is getting so big! What a cutie! :)

Anonymous said...

This is a great lunch bag! And what a cute little boy!

Marti said...

Very clever, and I really like that it is washable too.

Jennifer said...

Nice work! And great modeling job!
Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!