04 January 2015

A Quartet of Christmas Gifts

For this Christmas, I decided to make two Vera Bradley-inspired lunchboxes and messenger bag as well as a quilt for my youngest daughter.

The lunchboxes were made entirely by hand while the quilt was made by hand and then finish-stitched with a late 1800s Singer treadle sewing machine (something which required learning how to wind a new bobbin).

 The lined interiors of the message bags and lunchboxes:

The lunchboxes are insulated with Owens Corning SealR Sill Plate Gasket from Home Depot reinforced with duct tape.

 The lunch boxes were finished in time for Christmas while the messenger bag and quilt were finished by 28 December 2014.