Saturday, April 3, 2010

Stripey Heart bento bag

It's been a while since I did a post with a bento craft. This one is a matching set with a bento bag and band. I was getting fed up with the bento bags that we had for while they were nice and easy to use, they were for adult sized bento boxes. They left enough room for my daughter's small toddler boxes to slip and slide instead of being carried securely. So we went to the fabric store and she picked out the fabric that she wanted which got transformed into the bag and band!
For the drawstring I took some extra cotton yarn that I had left over from her baby sweater (I finished the sweater a few months after she was born and I was so glad to finally have found a use for the yarn!) that is braided and then just knotted on the ends. The hearts are felt and hand sewn onto the bag and band. Inside the cute stripey band is strong elastic.

It was such a hit that she has already asked to purchase more fabric and requested a kitty face on the next one! The bag fits her smaller bentos very securely and I'm very pleased with how well it works.


Judy said...

I am on that path. Cute bags!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

How adorable! I love the bag and band! That is a great way to get the size of bag you need :D

Bento Box / Asfora said...

Beautiful handiwork! Very inspiring!