I made a cloth lunchbag and some little teabag holders

Here are some things I made last night along with some aprons I've made over the past week. I took the lunchbag pattern from a little brown bag my granddaughter had. I didn't realize it was so tiny. It's cute but I could hardly get my hand in it. In fact, after it was finished I wondered if I COULD get my hand in it. Well, only my 7 year old granddaughter needs to get her hand in it anyway. Okay, but she picked out the fabric - cupcakes is what she wanted. It has a stiff piece of felt at the bottom which I shoved in after it was all done. It was a little bit of work. I should have looked for a tutorial on this project but no, I just forged ahead since I was watching a movie, an old movie, Brubaker. It was based on a true story of this warden who tried to make changes to prison life. Robert Redford starred in it. Okay, some pictures here of what I've done. Any questions? Be glad to answer them.


  1. These little bags are adorable!! Great Job!!
    Our Victorian Cottage

  2. LOVE the little colorful lunch bags! Makes me want to get out all my fabrics and make some for my daughters. In fact, what a great idea for Xmas! As for the teabag holders, sweet idea.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, warmly, Debby

  3. Hi there,

    Your comment on my blog led me to your special place. I am also blessed with a sister who shares my enthusiasm for all things hand made. She is not quite the addict that I am, but holds her own.

    I enjoyed my visit very much. Thanks for helping me find you.


  4. Ooohh I love this little lunchbag! In fact I actually like it better than the more recent one you did with the handles. You should have made more of those for the craft fair! VERY clever! The tea bag holders are adorable too!
    Oh and I was presenting in my oil painting class today all the work from the semester and I mentioned how I prefer to use a projection to draw my images on first because I'm so terrible at perspective and you should have saw my teacher's jaw just drop! Lol...she said it was very bold of me to admit that...like it was a bad thing! Lol...I said I didn't care, thats just the way I prefer it!

  5. I definitely agree about loving the lunchbag! I think you should make a bunch of those, big enough for adults to use, and sell them at the craft fairs. And I am in LOVE with the tea bag holders! Send me one in an envelope for Christmas. I'll trade you for . . . ummm . . . a book? LOL ;)


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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