Not a brown bag lunch.

Hi There, hope you have had a good week.
Here are some pictures of an insulated lunch bag I made for my daughter.


Sometimes I get halfway through a project and think to myself, ” whatever made you think you could do this ! ” and this project was definitely one of those. It was out of my comfort zone. But, I persevered and it all turned out ok. The tutorial has lots of pictures and is really well written. This bag is insulated and lined with rip-stop fabric, has a zipper closure, some curved sewing and a ‘Y’ type of seam. Most of which were new to me.



I gave it to my daughter for her birthday in late August and she really liked it. She is a project specialist in marketing and advertising at a bank in Alberta. She tells me she takes it to work with her every day. She is an Amy Butler fan so the fabric was a good choice.

With Christmas coming I thought I would post it here for anyone looking for great gift ideas.

The tutorial was written by Sherri who has a great blog with other tutorials over at
(I wish I knew how to make those other kind of links where you just click on a word)

here is a direct link to the published tutorial:

Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment. The thingie to click is up by the title of this post.

linking up with Amanda’s Finish it up Friday


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicole @ Mama Love Quilts
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 15:26:07

    Cute lunch bag! Thanks for sharing!



  2. jentracy17
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 17:59:13

    It’s beautiful! I’ve had some of those projects, where I question my judgment. Glad you stuck with it!



  3. Vicki
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 06:32:13

    Love the room in the bottom, great fabric!



  4. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 21:52:47

    Lovely lunch bag… I have that Amy Butler print in burgundy! Thanks for sharing the links to the tutorial!



  5. Denise Russell
    Nov 10, 2014 @ 03:19:20

    It looks beautiful, and I love your choice of colors. Maybe I will try it, too!



  6. Sherri | Thread Riding Hood
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 17:09:12

    Such an amazing bag. Honestly the prettiest one I have seen! The fabrics are amazing, It’s no wonder your daughter loves it. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing it!



    • Colleen
      Nov 12, 2014 @ 13:40:22

      Hi Sherri, thanks for taking a look and your nice compliments. You have written a super cool pattern and I hope that by sharing it here other people will get to your blog and give it a try.



  7. Janet
    Nov 24, 2014 @ 03:32:37

    Oh I like this bag! And I need a new lunch bag. Thanks for the link – I think I will make one! Oh and to make a link to a word, find the place on your post template where it says “hyperlink” or “add a hyperlink”. Click on it and it should show you two lines – one where you put in the address of the place on the internet that you want to link to and the other where you put the word or words that you want to appear in your post. Press enter and voila.



    • Colleen
      Nov 24, 2014 @ 14:20:33

      I hope you do give it a try, my daughter says it is just the right size for her and works great. Thanks for the info, I appreciate that. I will give that I try on my next post !



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