I finished Big Sis' new lunchbox this morning, and I adore it!! Let me tell ya, if she doesn't want to use it to take her lunch to school, I have no shame using it for mine!
The fabric is just so gorgeous and soooo my daughter - it truly makes this bag beautiful.
My dh kept watching me construct this bag, acting like it was the most difficult project ever, and I had to laugh... because it wasn't! There are quite a few steps involved, but it really is an easy pattern to follow and an easy project to make. If I didn't have to make things in stage (due to
wanting needing to get some sleep), I could've finished this in a day or two.
There are pockets on either side of the bag, just the right size for utensils or for a fruit roll-up, and dontcha love the contrast of the fabrics? Moments like this make my heart go *pitter* *patter*.
And the glorious interior! The pattern suggested oilcloth or cotton for the interior lining, and I opted for the cotton since I knew I'd be washing this bag frequently. (I also didn't feel like switching out my sewing needle, but we won't mention that...)
A couple of things: I didn't put in the bottle holder that was part of the pattern. After cutting it and looking at its size, I didn't think it'd fit any of the cups or bottles we own, and at that point, I was too anxious to put the bag together that I didn't make a larger one. No biggie.
Other than those, I wouldn't change a thing.
Now... is it lunchtime yet?!