I don’t know about you, but when I go grocery shopping in the summer, I feel like I have to race home like the wind so my ice cream doesn’t melt or my yogurt doesn’t get too warm. This is a great summer sewing project to help with just that. It’s an insulated (stylish) tote that you can take with you on a picnic to keep your foods hot/cold or just on a run to the store in that hot summer heat to help keep your pizzas frozen and your ice cream from melting! The bag has a double layer of Insul-Bright to keep hot things hot and cold things cold.
It’s fairly large; it can easily hold 4 boxed pizzas or 3 gallons of milk. The final dimensions are: 26″ (top width)/18″ bottom width x 17″ high x 8″ deep (at the base).
So here’s what you’ll need:
1 28″ sport weight zipper
2 pieces heavy duty / decor weight exterior fabric, 28″ w x 21″ h.
2 pieces plain canvas or other heavy fabric for lining, 28″ x 21″
1 2/3 yd. of 45″ wide Insul-Bright, cut into 4 28″ x 21″ pieces.
heavy duty sewing machine needle
For the handles and decorative stripes, you’ll need:
4 pieces of 2″ x 28″ (stripes)
2 pieces of 4″ x 28″ (handles)
Pattern and Tutorial for the Insulated Tote Bag