The lunchbox is unique on its own. Apart from its capability in preserving the temperature of your food, it’s fashionable. The fact that you can firmly hold it in your hands and it’s not crossing between your legs makes it awesome.
Although the bags may be unique in its exterior designs yet the interior pattern and compartment may not satisfy your wants.
Having purchased several of these, won’t you consider learning how it’s been made so that you can also earn? It sounds awesome, right?
I guess you’re curious about how it can be done. Yes! That’s what you need to become an entrepreneur and earn. Making of the bag will consume your time (though not much) and consecration.
We intend making a lunchbox that is double seamed, with a handle, a pocket, and a design. This will be small but we promise to involve you in this teaching.
What we are looking at now is getting an adhesive glue, a marker/chalk, a scissor, a vinyl and a plain fabric cloth. Choose your yard, but we intend going with vinyl (PEVA) of equal size of 20 inches by 130 inches. So., let’s get down to the real business.
8 Things to Consider about How to Make Your Own Lunch Box:
Choose the color you prefer for your cloth. Let’s choose another color for the pocket and handle.
Let’s make sure that the thread that’ll be used will not be the same as the color of the cloth we chose.
Let’s cut the proposed measurement (face); the body should be in a rectangular shape. I’ll make mine 27 by 8 (length & breadth). So what’ll be yours?
Remember that this is almost the full measure of the cloth. So, let divide it into two, of course, I will use my tape rule to lay out 9 by 4.5 (Note: I cut the first part with this measurement, and left the other).
Use chalk for accuracy and precisions, please!
Cut it out and do the same to the vinyl also.
Now, let’s cut for the pocket; you can decide to make it either in a rectangular or square shape. So, mine is 5 by 3.5
Cut for the handle also, 10cm by 4cm should be great (optional; only for those that are not using ribbons).
How wide do you want it to be? Cut a length of 4.5”, then choose the other measurement. This is for the side (cut three of this).
Do these both to the cloth and the vinyl also
Get a Velcro of 8.5” and two ribbons that are 10cm long with it.
2. Align the Pieces
Are the fabric pieces scattered? If they are, try to identify them by their sizes, and get them together with their respective vinyl cuts
Spray adhesive glue upon the cloth and vinyl, that’s merged; protect your nose and eye while you’re doing this.
Wait until the glue dries, then use your thumb to down-press it for permanent gluing.
Make sure that it’s not rumpled. In fact, you can use a pressing iron to down-press it for absolute smoothness.
Now, spread the whole cloth on your “work field” (I mean the already glued fabric of 27 by 8). If you’ve separated it as I instructed, still lay the glued fabrics on the plain surface.
Locate the middle and place the piece(glued pocket) at the center.
Now, we’re positioning the Velcro. Locate the breadth (the 27” glued fabric), like 4cm to the end, put a Velcro there. And above the side, you placed the pocket, put another Velcro there also.
Get this straight, the shorter glued piece is where the pocket is placed. At the top of the pocket is where I laid my first Velcro, while I laid my 2nd Velcro 4cm away from the end part of the breadth on the longer glued piece.
Another thing is that, at the first place I placed my 1st Velcro, it was on the fabric while the 2nd was on the vinyl.
- Use a pin to hold your aligned pieces to their positions.
- Get your machine ready by getting the most appropriate thread and needle.
- Check out if none is out of place.
- You can use your ruler or tape rule to carry out the measurement
- If your choice of fabric is colored, then baste it before using a sewing machine.
- Now, that you’re done, let’s go hence.
4. Sew the Pocket
Now, you’re 50% close to finishing. Get your sit and be ready to work. Make sure that the needle and the thread are well fixed. Get the fabric where you placed your pocket and sew it.
If you do the same to the other fabric that you cut (the longer fabric), then, go on and sew it with the sewing machine. Make sure that your seam it twice, both forward and reverse ways.
5. Quilt the Pieces
- Use the vinyl for the wrong side, and the fabric for the right side.
- Get the hem of the 9 by 4.5 piece of fabric quilted with the piece of fabric which length 4.5.
- Quilt the piece of fabric with the three sides. The sides should be the edge, below the pocket and Velcro, and the two sides.
- Remember that you’re sewing the wrong side.
- Now that you’re done with sewing the edges, it looks like what, uncompleted right?
6. Sew the Handle
- Yes! Now, get the longer glued fabric. It’s on the long fabric I sewn the Velcro on the vinyl.
- Get your two ribbons also and sew it to the right side. Make sure that it’s sewn in a way that it won’t affect the Velcro while opening and closing it
- Turn it to the wrong side and sew the longer glued fabric with the rest.
- Now, you’re 80% done. Hope you sewed the handle discreetly; you should sew close to the two ends on the fabric side.
7. Dress it up
Researchers have found out that what a man sees sticks to the mind longer. In other words, the power of sight has a lasting effect than other sense organs. Now how can you design it and make it inviting? Here are few things you’ll do.
- Identify your marketplace. In other words, know your targets in the marketplace.
- Go download fascinating pictures (for those that used plain fabric as I did)
- Print the pictures and cut them into pieces
- Print the images on the lunch bag.
- Press it with iron that there will be gores at the sides
- Make sure that both the printing and the pressing of the bag should be done on the right side.
8. Make it Happen Again
Once done is not enough! Although in the first stance can be daunting, yet as you proceed it’ll become easier. You can now get an entrepreneur mindset with this and use it to increase job opportunity in your vicinity.
In fact, you can start by darning it with hand (if you don’t have a sewing machine). Then as time goes on, you’ll get familiar with it and you’ll become an expert.
Make people know how they can make money by sharing this article with them. “How to make your own lunch box” saves you some money, as you can now Do it Yourself.
You can be proactive now that you’ve got the information. The article highlighted the systematic ways on how one who hasn’t sewn fabrics before can easily go about it. This article leaves you with no option but to put a smile of your people faces.