Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mylarkey Lunch Bag

Need a way to keep your soda or child's milk cold for an afternoon at the park? Still back-to-school shopping and crafting? The Mylarkey Lunch Bag (see more specifics, below) is a project suitable for anyone with even minimal sewing experience. From start to finish, it is about a half day project for a beginner or a one evening project for a more advanced seamstress. The pattern includes instructions on how to make 3 sizes of bags and where to purchase materials. Lunch bag kits, including all supplies except thread and tools, will soon be available in the shop. The pdf pattern will be emailed to the email address on your Etsy account within 48 hours of your order. A hard-copy of the pattern may be sent via postal mail for an additional printing and shipping charge of $3; please contact me prior to ordering to request this option.

This pattern is being sold for personal use only. Please contact me for a price quote if you are interested in making these bags for commercial sale.

More about the Mylarkey Lunch Bag. It is:
1. big enough for your standard sandwich or leftovers lunch,
2. small enough to fit in a backpack or briefcase,
3. insulated with Insul-Bright (polyester and mylar) to keep your cold food cold (or, at least on the short-term, warm food warm),
4. lined with nylon inside for containing and wiping up spills and quick spot cleaning,
5. machine washable for deeper cleaning,
6. healthy for you: besides keeping your food cold, it is also vinyl- and soft-plastic free (see online articles about health concerns associated with these materials),
7. reusable and environmentally friendly,
8. last but not least, covered with a cheerful cotton print!

Notes: I came up with the name ‘Mylarkey’ after spending some time looking into the health safety of mylar (which seems to be quite safe, unless you get it in your eye!). But the name (and Bag) also make me think of my Auntie Janet, former schoolteacher and humorist extraordinaire.

ORDER PDF Pattern for Mylarkey Bag

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