This bag is made with salvaged fabric from a men's shirt and some scraps from the pirate jacket.
The embroidery design on the flap is from Urban Threads. It was a successful test to see if I could download a design, transfer it to my machine and stitch it out.
I couldn't be happier and have added many designs to my "favorites" folder at Urban Threads.
Not only does Urban Threads have machine embroidery but also hand embroidery options with their designs.
I quilted the paisley fabric to add insulation and body to the fabric.
This project was perfect to practice all kinds of techniques from free motion embroidery, zipper insertion, and learning several of the special differential feet.
The pattern was drafted to hold the Rubbermaid Sandwich kit.
The Rubbermaid containers are just the right size to hold celery sticks, almond butter, cherry tomatoes and a few olives.
I am sure it would work fine for a sandwich, it is a really small set.
For the insulated lining, I cut apart a thermal bag - the kind you find in the freezer department at the grocery store.
***don't use your good fabric scissors and don't use pins when cutting out a pattern from the thermal material (the pins will leave holes)***
I wanted a flap over the zipper but with the flap, I couldn't add handles. The loop tab works better and I can hook it onto the sewing machine tote.
There was a slight drafting error when I made this pattern, maybe I should have rounded off the front flap. I am not sure if I would like rounded corners, the pointy corner flaps are kind of growing on me.
Love this lunch bag.