Our girls bring lunch to school everyday, which is six days a week (including Japanese school on Saturdays), and their lunch bags gets worn out fairly quickly after such heavy use. So I made my younger daughter a new lunch bag.
This is the top view. It is a drawstring lunch bag made with vinyl coated fabric, or oilcloth. The top drawstring part (gingham check fabric) is 100% cotton.
This red/white heart oilcloth fabric is imported from Japan.
The bag is lined with the insulated fabric, or Insul-Bright. It helps keep whatever stored inside the bag hot or cold. I also use these insulated lining fabric when making hot pads and oven mitts.
I think I need to add another layer of lining inside the lunch bag, to sandwich the Insul-Bright with the outer oilcloth and the additional lining, as our girls are really good at making spills inside their lunch bags.
(They're very messy.)
I wanted to make a lunch bag that can store this plastic container flat inside the bag, to prevent any leaks from the pasta sauce, etc. from the lunch box.
Therefore, the bottom is square shaped.
As you can see, the square shaped plastic container fits perfectly into this new lunch bag! Yay!
I'm very happy with how this lunch bag turned out, however, my daughter now complains that this new lunch bag is too big to fit in her backpack...
I guess I need to make another one that is smaller in size... Oh, well. I'm pretty used to the picky end users of my finished products (our daughters) and in most cases, it's not easy to please them!