The other night, while digging around in my fabric piles, I said, "What should I make next?" I heard a small voice, "What about my lunch bag?" Eeek. Yes, I told my husband I'd make him a custom lunch bag, using a remnant of Formula One fabric. I think I told him that in April, and seeing as how it's July, and his birthday is rapidly approaching...you get the idea.
I followed the basic Bend the Rules Sewing directions for making a bag (tutorial here). One of my goals was to have the bag fit these snazzy Tupperware containers my husband bought for leftovers. (That's two times I've mentioned Tupperware on this blog now. I swear I am not trying to sell Tupperware!) Using the containers' measurements, I plotted everything out to come up with what size to cut the rectangles. I came up with 17 by 19, but I adjusted that to 16 by 19, just because of the remnant's size.
Once everything was all sewn up, I thought it could use some sort of fasteners at the top to hold it all together. I had a bunch of "ginger snap" snap fasteners from the thrift shop, and I thought Gerry would like them better than, say, buttons or velcro or ribbons. Getting them on was kind of a pain, with the little prongs and all, but Gerry helped, and we eventually put on two sets successfully.
Oh! I almost forgot! Once everything else was done, I also sewed a narrow seam at each corner, from the base to the top, just to make the edges crisper. I really like how that came out and will definitely do that again!