as you know, right around Halloween, O got super mega obsessed with Spider Man. barely a day has gone by that he hasn’t worn (or requested to wear) his hoodie – that superhero love that so many little guys seem to have has been awakened.
so when my new sponsor, Virginia of the lovely Gingercake Patterns, asked me if I’d join her holiday pattern tour, i thought there couldn’t be anything much more perfect than making this fella his own Spider Man lunch box!
this is Gingercake’s Love Your Lunch Box pattern. Gingercake first came to my attention last year when Gail made this adorable one for her little gal. it’s the perfect size to hold lunches for kids to carry, and i love the idea of customizing the fabrics to what your kid is into, since lunch boxes inevitably get gross and need to be replaced pretty regularly anyway.
in O’s case, what he’s into right now is spiders (and webs).
the “web” fabric is topo in navy from architextures by Carolyn Friedlander, one of my all time favorite fabric lines. so cool, so versatile. i think it’s is supposed to suggest elevation lines on a topographical map, but it works as a web too, right? then i stuck a little spider appliqué on there.
the inside is a sturdy seersucker/ticking i’ve used a few times. i thought it could be more washable than laminated cotton (either is suggested in the pattern). it was clear and quick sew, though probably not a super beginner project just because it gets tricky sewing a gusset around tight curves, but no biggie if you’ve made some things.
he really does love it! he even wanted to pack his own lunch, he was so excited.
and i’m pumped to have a go-to lunchbox pattern that i can make again a year from now with whatever his obsession is then.
> > > : : THE GIVEAWAY! : : < < <
would you like to win a Love Your Lunchbox pattern of your own? it’s a great one to have for little gals or guys in your life, and not too hard to enlarge for adult lunches either, i wouldn’t think! customize it up and it’s a fun gift to give for the holidays.
to enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite pattern over at Gingercake Pattern Shop (there are such cute ones…you know i’ve got my eye on the Lucky the Elephant for Em).
giveaway is open until Friday, November 15 at 8pm Pacific Standard Time. winner will be chosen at random, contacted by email, and will receive the PDF pattern from Gingercake. one entry per person, void where prohibited by law.
good luck and thanks for entering!