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Thread: A working girl's lunchpail.

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    Junior Member Fixedgearhead's Avatar
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    Here is a bit of whimsey for the working woman, or man. What we have is a diamond quilted traditional style mens lunch pail, that has some inner secrets. The exterior would pass for one of the metal lunch pails, guys have carried for decades. The inner workings are another matter. There are compartments around the inside of the base to hold notions for doing embroidery on the lunch hour break, and taking a sandwich to work, while the top houses a zippered storage compartment for threads and other items of need. This space was used to carry a thermos bottle on the metal ones, but I thought that was better suited to thread containment. So now you don't have any excuses for not taking that embroidery project and sneaking it past the office manager who is such a tyrant.
    The other item of note, is a French press coffee maker warming cozy that is diamond quilted and has a butterfly top that is machine embroidered and makes the removal an fun accent.
    I love coming up with these sort of goof ball ideas.
    Hope you like them too.
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    Very nice

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    So immaginative.

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    Very clever!

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    Love the lunch pail idea. Will you do a tute, please?

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    Totally cool! Great job! I love it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindy
    Love the lunch pail idea. Will you do a tute, please?
    I will if everybody agrees to not blame me that their machine has self destructed due to the sewing thru multiple layers of canvas with a 18 needle. You might not be able to use a modern electronic machine without the possibility of doing something awful to the timing and innards, I would imagine. Let me think up how I would do the tutorial, and we shall see what developed. A good idea, as it is a neat project with a lot of charm. Maybe I could photograph the making of another one in stages and that might be helpful enough to those who want to give it a try.
    John

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    That is very cool.. and I'd try to make it if a tutorial were made available. I have no issues sewing through lots of layers on my machine... I've made a few messenger bags on it with only a small amount of cursing lol

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    Same here
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    That is very cool.. and I'd try to make it if a tutorial were made available. I have no issues sewing through lots of layers on my machine... I've made a few messenger bags on it with only a small amount of cursing lol

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    I just love that lunch pail!!!
    Do you make any for sale?
    Please PM me if you do (I don't watch topics, so wouldn't know if you posted a reply)

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    I love the lunch pail. I still have my dad's he used for years plus the thermos.

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    love it good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    I love the lunch pail. I still have my dad's he used for years plus the thermos.
    I thought of my FIL's that he carried to school--he was born in 1925 and I use it to store our napkins.

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    What great ideas! Nice work! I like to try stuff like this too, tho' I haven't done any lately. Really like the lunch pail! I would love a tute!

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    Cute, both of them.

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    Both projects are impressive, but the narrative is what takes the cake!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in WA
    Both projects are impressive, but the narrative is what takes the cake!!!
    Well you could carry it in the lunchpail. The Cake, that is , not the narrative.
    John

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    I think it is great.I'm always checking out the tackle boxes to see if they will suit my projects.Is that the prototype?

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    Since this is a working "girl's" lunchpail I can invision it made of some not so heavy fabrics. Unless that would take away from the original design. What a great travel bag for hand or paper piecing and lunch to boot!
    I say go for the tute and let the creativity begin :thumbup:

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    I am going to do another one of a lighter and prettier fabric. I have some of the Japanese gold accented print fabric. The choice of the black was to mimic the original black lunchpail of working class fame.
    John

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    What a fantastic idea. You should patent it and make some money selling the pattern. I've never seen anything like it.

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    Wow. You have the most creative ideas. Keep 'em coming.

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    A tute would be wonderful! Thanks for the pic. It would be a real handy item.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fixedgearhead View Post
    I will if everybody agrees to not blame me that their machine has self destructed due to the sewing thru multiple layers of canvas with a 18 needle. You might not be able to use a modern electronic machine without the possibility of doing something awful to the timing and innards, I would imagine. Let me think up how I would do the tutorial, and we shall see what developed. A good idea, as it is a neat project with a lot of charm. Maybe I could photograph the making of another one in stages and that might be helpful enough to those who want to give it a try.
    John

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    Very clever! They are great.
    Sewbeadit
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    Way too cool!

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