I made a new lunch bag to take to my part-time retail job. I was bringing my lunch to work in a left over grocery bag, and it was hard to distinguish it from the 20 other grocery bag lunches in the fridge with it. I don't think I can miss this one!
It's made with two different patterned oil cloth (what's the plural of oil cloth?!?) and lined with a shower curtain. It's insulated with InsulBrite from the Warm Company, and it's used for thermal insulation-keeping cold things cold! (Hopefully.) I used this tutorial from The Long Thread. I altered mine from the pattern by making mine wider, changing the strap, and adding a top flap. I wanted to used waterproof material so I could wipe it down to clean it if it got messy. The strap I actually cannibalized off one of those reusable bags you buy at the grocery store.
This was my first time using oil cloth and shower curtain in sewing. I found it a lot easier to work with the products than I was expecting. It's stiffer, which is nice for the structure of the bag, but sewing and cutting it wasn't hard at all. The problem came when I turned the bag right side out. My shower curtain liner ripped more and more as I turned the bag right side out to finish it. There ended up being a rip in the lining about 7 inches long. So, I just got some red duct tape to cover it up. It matches, so it's all good...Right?
I originally wanted red apples instead of green apples on the oil cloth, but I was sent the green by mistake. My husband says it looks fine, and it's grown on me now. I'm excited to use it at work!