Zipper Strap Lunch Sack Tutorial
The lunch sack tutorial is finally complete! This is a little different from the original Snack Sack that I made for Huck. After some use, I discovered several problems with the original bag and I had to do some experimentation to come up with the solutions. First of all, you’ll notice that this is a bigger/taller lunch sack. I wanted something more diverse, so this one has the option of being a full sized lunch bag, or folding it down to make a smaller snack sack. Next, I changed the strap. The single strap on the original sack, attached at the center, simply doesn’t work well. It flops around and doesn’t stay put over the shoulder. Since the strap was attached only at two points (top and bottom centers) it also tended to try to migrate under Huck’s armpit and turn upside down. Not good. So after some thought, and looking at single-shoulder backpacks, I figured out that I needed to attach the top at two points-the sides of the bag-and at the bottom. I also discovered that a zipper makes an ideal strap. You can zip it completely to make it a handle, partially zip it and wear it over one shoulder, or unzip completely and wear it as a backpack! And finally, I took some advice from comments here and on Craftster that suggested using a piece of plastic embroidery canvas to stiffen up the bottom.
The result is a very diverse, reusable lunch bag and/or snack sack.
Since this is sooooo image heavy, I decided that Flickr would be the best way to present the tute:
I hope you enjoy, and, as always, if you make one for yorself, please post it to my Flickr group! I love, love, love seeing what you do with my tutorials!
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