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Sew your own lunch bag – video

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Two different sizes, great for the kids and the hubby!  Kids love their Marvel ones I sewed for them.

Something a little different for you today – a sewing video in a foreign language. OK, bear with us, because we only just learned this recently ourselves and just HAD to pass it on to you so you can explore a whole new and wider world of sewing.

Did you know that you can auto-translate YouTube videos? No, neither did we! Check out how. See that little box on the bottom right of the video – that’s the subtitles or captions box. Click there to pick the language of the subtitles. If they aren’t available as standard in your language, you can ask YouTube to auto-translate them for you using the Settings icon which is the little gear on the right of the captions – and there you have it, English subtitles on your foreign sewing videos. (Not all videos have this option.)

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Now, of course, it’s not going to be perfect and you can giggle along as you watch and sew at some of the strange phrases it tries to translate, but it certainly makes them more watchable and easier to understand if you aren’t sure of what is being explained.  Try turning on the subtitles to this video and learn how to sew this cute oilcloth lunch bag.

When you have finished making yourself this simple lunch bag it will measure approximately:

  • Normal size = 29 cm high by 16 cm wide by 12 cm deep.
  • Large size = 32 cm high by 18 cm wide by 14 cm deep.

The yardage of fabric and velcro that you will you need to make one of these simple lunch bags, are as follows:

  • Normal size = For the outside and inside of each 72 cm by 30 cm of fabric and 20 cm of Velcro.
  • Large size = For the outside and inside of each 80 cm by 34 cm of fabric and 24 cm of Velcro.

Download the free pattern here
(and don’t forget to use the translate feature on your browser to translate the German page to English too)

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Download the free pattern here
(and don’t forget to use the translate feature on your browser to translate the German page to English too)

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