Monday, 16 March 2015


Bento box lunch bag made for @patchworkmummy From @ayumills tutorial using #makower  juicy fabric scraps plus a bit of Nicey Jane. #makefriendsswap
When the Le Challenge subject was announced as Passion for this month I immediately thought of Passion Fruit. Not having much fabric with passion fruits on them I thought it might be included on this Juicy fabric from Makower....there's everything there except passion which will have to be included in the Tropical fruits! I though the Nicey Jane stripe fabric matched brilliantly and was great for the draw string cover. I save the cut off bits from when I boxed the corners to finish off the draw string cord.

I made the bag for Jenny who is @patchworkmummy on Instagram as part of a #makeafriend swap organised by Di Willowbeck. The free tutorial for this Bento Box lunch bag is over on Ayumi's Pink Penguin blog. This is the third one of these I've made and I love the wipe clean oil cloth interior, though you can't see it in the photo I found some lovely Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi laminated fabric in House of Fraser that is ideal for these bags.

The bag I received from Jenny is absolutely awesome .... But I can't show you as the pattern is being published in a book in December. So unfortunately you will all have to wait ... though I can,t wait to see what is in the rest of the book if this zip bag is anything to go by :o)
Here's the little spring bag I made for @patchworkmummy using @quarterinchmark brilliant pattern. #makefriendsswap
I also made Jenny a spring Kin-cha-ku bag from a pattern bought from Chase, 1/4" mark blog. I love hand quilting these and I'm hoping to build up a few pieced bag outers so that I can quilt them while we are away in our van. The Lecien cheater fabric is brilliant for this and complements the Bonnie and Camille Happy Go Lucky yellow squares. Jenny has just set up an online fabric shop "Sew Smile Fabrics " and has a lovely selection of Miss Kate and some Moda scrap bags at a great price.

Both these bags were made from scraps that I have bought and that's why I had to do some pattern matching on the pear fabric but really happy how it turned out. Linking up to Scraptastictuesday too.
Le Challenge
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