Create Oil Cloth Lunch Bags (or... Gift Bags): A Simple Tutorial from Skip to My Lou

The very artful blog,

Skip to My Lou

has a simple tutorial for making charmingly unique school lunch bags...

using oil cloth!

I was thinking they might be cute when made from re purposed vinyl table cloths
even... shower curtains???

It looks like a super simple project and...

while we are (sort of) past the lunch bag phase in our family...

I am planning on using this pattern to make...

frugally luxurious gift bags...

to stock my Gift Pantry TM !!

Please click the link below to view the full tutorial:


Storybook Woods said...

Oh I LOVE oil cloth and these bags would be perfect for gift bags. The shower curtain is soo smart xoxoxo Clarice

Vintage Girl said...

I always mean to check out to see if our local fabric shops carry oil cloth, mustn't be too popular yet in this area as it's never on display. I love the many projects it can be used with. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I think this can have so many uses. Thanks Tracey! Blessings, Heather

scrappy quilter said...

What a cool way to make lunch bags. We are out of this stage has well, yet I just might make a couple for my grandkids.

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