February 21, 2008

Placemat lunch tote

I've been using a small J.Crew shopping bag to bring my lunch to work everyday, and finally decided that it was time for me to make myself a real lunch tote. I saw some really cute placemats and napkins on clearance at Nordstrom Rack awhile back and bought them thinking I could make them into something *some* day. Yes, one of those purchases.



I wish I had more green fabrics for the lining.. this was pretty much the only one that seemed to work.



I thought it would be stiff enough since the placemat is a cotton canvas weight, but it's still a little too floppy. If I were to make something like this again, I would probably use some interfacing.

8 comments:

Hollabee said...

I really like it, love those placemat fabrics. Great work!

adele said...

what a great bag, i love the combination of fabrics. mind you, you can never go wrong with green!

ruth said...

does irving know what a talented wife he has???

innovative and very cute!!

p.s. are you going to stitches this weekend? i'll be browsing at the market with some friends! can't wait!

insaknitty said...

wendy, you are so productive!!! super cute! :D

kayla_d said...

I love it--what a great placemat/ fabric find! And your shoes are cute, too!

c.rachel said...

Love the bag...nice color combo.
I agree about the shoes. Cute as a button...there's a button right?
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Yes, just pop over to your flickr site. =)

cornelia said...

oooh very innovative!

caitlyn said...

It's a very lovely bag!