Thursday, March 21, 2024

Picnic Bag

Every since I was gifted this large piece of plaid canvas, I wanted to make a picnic tote. Buried deep in my closet, I had a large scrap of InsulShine from The Warm Company so I shaped it into the largest bag shape possible and then used those measurements to make the rest of the bag.

I wanted large pockets on the outside and took the time to line up the plaid. :-)

Velcro keeps the pockets closed as well as the overall bag closed. I took the bag for a test drive earlier this week with a picnic - our takeout bag of Chick-fil-a fit nicely inside.

There was no pattern at all for the bag. It finished at 12" x 16" x 5".

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. What a nice bag. That plaid fabric and the grey handles are perfect. The InsulShine will keep items fresh.

  2. Looks so good! But mostly, I love it for its practicality. While I personally cannot imagine ever having a need for such a bag, I'm glad you do. That InsulShine is something I'm not familiar with, but it's apparent you found a good use for it. Love how you matched the plaids too. It's a great finish... and yay for eating Chick Fil A. Though I seldom eat fast food, Chick is the best!

  3. Great way to use up your large scrap of InsulShine, and taking the time to line up the plaid for the outer pockets was worth it. Thanks for linking up with Favorite Finish!


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