Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New lunch boxes

Today was the first day of school for my kids. Oh, I can't even believe it! All 3 of them at school. It really is very quiet in the house when they are gone. But, I'm getting used to it and Lola, our cat, seems to love it. She's back to napping all day long, no interruptions. No little hands handling her, no hugs and kisses while she wants to sleep.

So, we spent most of yesterday making sure we were ready for the Big Day. School supplies - check, pencils properly sharpened - check, outfits matching their shoes - check, lunch boxes prepared to be filled in the morning - ???? Ooops, the new food containers we bought to make their lunches more earth friendly did not fit the old lunch boxes. I thought of piling them all in the car and rushing to the store, but the girls claimed they did not see any fun lunch boxes, anyway. The ones they saw before were either babyish or ugly. Go figure!

Without any delay, we raided my fabric stash and the girls chose fabric for their new lunch boxes. This is what I came up with. What do you think?

We used mostly Moda fabric (Sock monkey one has always been their favorite), and Amy Butler polka dots from her Lotus collection. I decided to use laminated fabric for the lining. It will make it much easier to clean inside of the lunchbox if something spills.

The girls were really happy with how these little guys turned out. They said their new lunch boxes were much "cooler" than the store-bought ones. Yay!!!

Leave me a message in the comment section if you'd like more information on this fun and easy project . I promise to get back to you.



  1. They look great! My children would enjoy such cool lunch boxes. Did you use a pattern or create them yourself?

  2. Oh, do you have a pattern? I would love to make some of these!

  3. So cute Svetlana!! You should definitely make a pattern! :)

  4. Thanks, guys. I did not use any specific pattern, I was kind of making it up as I went. I will work on a proper tutorial and post it as soon as I manage to get it done.

  5. Very cute! Wish I'd had something like that when I was in school. So fun!

  6. They look amazing. Where do you buy the laminated fabric? I hope you will post a tutorial. I'd like one for me:)

  7. the bags are very cute - and I agree with the girls - much better than store bought - and yes I'd love to see how you did them - I heard that working with laminate is difficult :)

  8. I buy my laminated fabric from fabric.com. They have quite a selection. It's actually not that difficult to work with laminates, you just have to be careful to put pins only in seam lines.

  9. these lunch bag are darling. I would love to know how to make one of these for my daughter.
    thanks julie

  10. Oi Svetlana estou apaixonada com o seu trabalho,quanta coisa linda.
    Que Deus continue abençoando cadavez mais com criatividade e amor para com tudo que voce faz


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