Friday, 14 May 2010

Bags are packed

My little brown bags are packed and ready to go to Sew It Together tomorrow.

Just one simple word on the front of each 'EAT'.

In case you 're not up on what the swap was about here are the details.

Cass signed people, and you then make six of one item to be given your group members who will be randomly drawn tomorrow.

They in turn make six of something else so everyone comes home with six lovely handmade items.

Cass explains it better here.

I can blog this because the groups are random and many of the ladies are already either on planes ready to get here or about to get on a bus and go for a fabric shopping trip.

So I made six lunch bags, all lined with insulbrite so they are insulated for heat and cold.

I tried the vinyl lining but without a walking foot it was truly close to nightmarish to sew. Negotiating the sewing with baking paper against the vinyl so it didn't stick - matching corners and holding everything in place, not fun.

Also I didn't know about the properties of the vinyl and whether it would be food safe.

And what's a lunch bag without something in it to eat, so there's a little pre-lunch snack included!

22 comments:

ingrid said...

These are so cute! Well done.

Have fun at sew it together.
I am green with envy at you lucky gals.

Beetlehouse Designs said...

Karen - I am in LOVE with these bags. They are just gorgeous. My favourite was the top right one. That fabric is sweet.

Is there any chance you could share the pattern or tutorial you used? They are just divine!!!

Miss Amy said...

Im currently resisting chocolate, this has made me want it even more!! :D nice lunch bags too :)

willow and moo said...

Have fun! :)

brissmith said...

They look so yummy! Have a fantastic weekend :) Susan

Kelly said...

Wow..have a great weekend. The lunch bags are gorgeous :)

cherri said...

oh have a great time - I am sooo jealous!

Becky said...

I how I wish I was there...

The bags look great! Looking forward to seeing what else was made for the swap.

Little Munchkins said...

I LOVE them! They are all great but I have to say I absolutely adore the Park Slope birds one.

make it perfect said...

They look unreal Karen! Where did you get insulbrite from? Sounds like a fun weekend!!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

These bags are so sweet!! I love a few of them for my son, who's starting school next year. Pity I'm not coming to the SIT... Enjoy, though!

Swirlyarts said...

The lunchboxes are gorgeous - what lucky people!

Sarah-Jo said...

oh wow these are devine!

lucky lucky ladies they are gonna love them xxx

have a great time!

Carolyn said...

that looks so tempting! well done! Wish I had gone in the swap now!

trixi said...

I am soooo jealous!!

Bek said...

THey look really super! Have a great time this weekend!

Sally said...

Fantastic Karen. The lunch bags look good enough to eat themselves!!! Totally ace.

Sally said...

Fantastic Karen. The lunch bags look good enough to eat themselves!!! Totally ace.

yardage girl said...

Lovely to meet you last night! Nic

Tanya said...

But Karen, they look so nice altogher :) Lucky lucky swap recipients! (and you by the way with that lovely big pear!)

Jodie said...

Those lunch bags were very very much admired on our table - beautiful !!

trash said...

Princess Curly Wurly snaffled mine as soon as I unpacked yesterday and it has gone off to school with her today.

Thank you so much for such a fabulous gift.