I feel in love with this pattern at Joann's website under projects here!
I make a pattern out of "True Grid"
it is great for pattern making light and you can see through it. I plan to make more so this way I don't have to measure my pieces every time.
baste insul bright to wrong side of main fabric.then cut away the 2 1/2 " corners
Making the straps and ties see below. (steps 1-9) (1) Iron strap wrong sides together. (2-5) Fold one side to the center place strap webbing then fold the other side towards it. Fold again continuing to iron between each step. Pin and stitch 1/8 each side. (be careful of pins. I always get stabbed on this step!!!!! (6) I like to use the lip of my sewing foot. Then sew down the middle of your strap to make a nice finish.
Repeat this process with out the webbing for ties (9)
measure 3" inches in on right side edge and left side edge of fabric to place handle. Becareful not to twist.
Sew strap on to each front. Matching the 1/8 ' stitches except the center. Sew up to insilbright then turn and go down other side of strap. Repeat other bag front.
Measure one inch down from insil bright, (I fold my fabric back temporally to see where it is)
mark in the center between where the strap are. This is for the button. I use a large wood button; I like the natural look for the lunch bag. NEXT on the other piece of bag ...
mark 2' from the TOP of bag (raw edge) this is where the tie will go. (see instructions above on ties and handles)
sew tie, parallel to raw edge (for some reason I got confused here so hope this pic helps)
sew bag pieces together (1/2 ' seems) and lining pieces together leaving a hole on the side towards the bottom of lining for turning.
press seams open.
stitch corners 1/2' seams becareful on the bag front there are LOTS of layers! Stitch slowly going over all the layers!
bag should look something like this, front is inside out. Now turn right side out.
Keep lining inside out.
Place (turned Right side out bag inside lining. Match seams pin very well stitch around top 1/2 '.
Turn out through lining hole.
Slip lining inside the bag and make sure that the top edge is lined up. Press REALLY WELL . DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
top stitch around about 1/8' I like to use the lip of my sewing foot.
Congrats you are done! YEEEPEE!
now make an awesome lunch. It will keep hot or cold!