nackbags that weren't insulated. I used the Design Collective's book.
I've been looking for a reason to make an insulated bag, so decided to make one for some friends we are staying with this weekend in Sydney. I thought I could take them some homemade quince paste, quince jelly and quince chocolates in an insulated lunch bag.
The pattern I chose required pieces of fabric just a bit larger than a fat quarter so a lot of the pieces I had thought to use weren't big enough. I finally found a piece that would do, and that I could match to a lining fabric. The instructions were clear - but I'd have liked a couple of diagrams.
The bag has a velcro closure with a handy tag for opening.
I didn't have grosgrain ribbon that would match so I made the handles from the lining material.
As we were staying one night with my brother as well as one night with a friend, I decided to have a go at making another bag a bit smaller and take some quincy gifts to my brother. This one was much faster (because I knew what I was doing!) and I used a fat quarter. I think the smaller size is better.
Altogether a good day's work. I am pretty pleased with the result and will probably make more of these.