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Project

Kara's lunch bag

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo lunch bag Link to website or photo ConnectingThreads.com What are you most proud of? The red tread that I used for fancy stitch on bag and straps. It turned out quite nice and made the bag exceptional, I think. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow basic directions, I used material I had in my stach. The top zipper was sewn on the outside of the bag with read tread. ( the orginal instructions said to use velcro inside top of bag) I like the zippers. The lining is only sewed to the top of bag and not quilted to the front of bag. The 3 1/2" s I cut our of bottom corners, make the bag almost square at the bottom when sewn together. My containers fit better in this size bag.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton material 80% cotton 20% poly batting 18 inch zipper black and colorful 7 inch red zipper for front qiulted pocket

Q&A with Davesmom

Ladymax asked:
I love the bag and the fabric looks so familiar. Great job.
Davesmom answered:
Thank you. We must shop in the same stores, eh? I have seen you had a project with the same fabric, My husband sujested the red thread for the quilting on the ban and I though it was a good idea. My granddaughter loves the bag!!!
springlea1659012 asked:
I am making a large tote bag now and wondered what to use on the straps. After seeing your decorative stitches I am inspired! Such a lovely job.
Davesmom answered:
I did use a firm interfacing on the straps, and one of the fancy stitches on my sewing machine. The thread I used was 50 wieght , whiich is what most thread is unless you buy a heaver one like 30 weight. I get my thread from conectingthreads.com If I order more that $50.00 it only cost me $7.00 shipping. I love the colors they have and the quality.