May 21, 2009
Vintage Pillowcase Lunchbox Tutorial by OhFransson!
This is a great tutorial from Elizabeth Green @ OhFransson! www.ohfransson.com This tutorial describes how to make a vinyl-covered lunchbox bag and matching desk placemat from a 20x30 vintage percale pillowcase. The instructions are clear and the pictures just perfect to help you step by step! "The finished bag is about 6.5" high, by 8" wide by 6" deep. (The gathered top and handles make it a little taller.) The accompanying placemat is about 9x12, just the right size for your desk at work.
Of course, you don't have to use a pillowcase. A vintage sheet, curtain or even a contemporary cotton print would work just as well. If you choose a heavier fabric for the body and handles, you may want to forgo the iron-on vinyl and, similarly, if you want to forgo the iron-on vinyl,you probably want to choose a heavier fabric (or at least a heavy interfacing). The drawstring panels on top of the bag, the lining and the placemat will all be more successful if made from a lighter weight fabric like vintage percale or quilters cotton. I have trimmed my bags with rick-rack, but any 3/8 x 1/2 trim will do. If you're using a vintage pillowcase, you will need to use some kind of trim to cover a worn crease in the fabric."
Just go to http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/03/vintage-pillowc.html and check it out!