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Yum Yum Lunch!

It’s Here Already – Back to School Time!

School supplies, clothes, shoes, dorm room accessories – where does it end and why does it all look the same? Move to the head of the class with custom printed fabric from MyFabricDesigns.com and create this A+ lunch set!

Not only will your lunch be one of a kind, you can also save money and help the environment with these reusable lunch bags, sandwich wraps, and snack bags! No more buying countless paper and Ziploc bags. Want to learn how to make your very own? Follow our step by step tutorials bellow for each one. We had this fun Funky Camel design by laurenay printed on our basic combed cotton and only needed 1 yard for all 3!



Custom DIY Lunch Bags

Materials
  • Fabric 30″ x 11″
    • Interfacing 30″ x11″ (optional)
    • Lining 30″ x 11″ 
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Marking Pen
  • Pins

To get started you will cut out a pattern piece like the one illustrated bellow in your fabric, lining and interfacing. Choose whether to use interfacing by how stiff you would like the bag to be. I chose a padded vinyl lining that gave my bag plenty of stability so I chose to not to use any interfacing. 

Once you have them all cut out if you choose to use an interfacing, fuse it to your fabric according to their instructions.

Next you will fold your pieces in half matching the right sides together and pin the side seams, for both the outer piece and lining.

Sew the side seams on your outer pattern piece and lining at 1/2″ seam allowances.

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Now you will squeeze the corers together to where they create a straight line. Here you will pin and sew at a 1/2″ seam allowance on both corners on your outer pattern piece and lining.

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Now you will turn your outside piece right side out and place it into your lining piece.

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Pin and sew at 1/4″ seam allowances around the entire top leaving a 2″ opening on one side.

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Flip right side out and push lining into the outside piece. press and pin closed opening and top stitch around entire top of the bag. Your done, Sew easy!

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Custom DIY Snack Bags

Materials
  • Fabric 12″ x 8″
    • Lining 12″ x 8″
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Marking Pen
  • Pins

To get started get your custom fabric ready and cut out a 12″ x 8″ rectangle.

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Next choose your lining and cut another 12″ x 8″ rectangle. (I recommend making your custom fabric into a vinyl fabric by purchasing some fusible vinyl or purchase any vinyl material. Vinyl will be easy to wipe clean in case your snacks make a little mess!)

You will now place your lining and outer fabric pieces right sides together and sew all the way around leaving a 1.5″ opening at the bottom.

Clip your corners and turn your pattern pieces right side out and press opening and hand stitch or machine stitch closed.

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Now you will fold your rectangle in half leaving about 1.5″ at the top that you will now fold over both layers to create a flap.

Next pin sides down and edge stitch down.

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All done, no Closures need!

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Custom DIY Sandwich Wrap

Materials
  • Fabric 14″ x 14″ Square
    • Fusible Vinyl 14″ x 14″ (optional)
  • Velcro
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Marking Pen
  • Pins

For the sandwich wrap I chose to use fusible vinyl for the wrong side of the fabric for easy clean up! You can choose to do this or not it is up to you. If you choose to add the vinyl you will fuse it on to your 14″ x 14″ pattern piece on the wrong side according to the vinyls instructions.

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Once you have your square ready you will now take your ruler and measure from each corner down 3″ on both sides. You will now connect the marks with a line and cut along it to remove the corners and give you an octagonal shape.
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Next you will turn in all the edges 1/4″ two times and edge stitch down.

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Next you will line up your Velcro. One on the right side of your fabric at one end in the center bellow your hem and the other on the opposite side and wrong side of the wrap and stitch down. I chose to box stitch mine for reinforcement.

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Thats all folks, you are done! Sew easy and saves you money and works great as a plate for your sandwich as well.

 


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Links:

Basic Combed Cotton

Laurenay Artist Profile Page

Funky Camel Design

My Fabric Designs

Funky Camel By: laurenay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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