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Scrap Bento Bag Set

Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead

Scrap Bento Bag Set - NoodleheadThis project was a fun one! It started with a pile of fairly large scraps of fabric that I was going to gift to a friend. But my friend didn’t need the fabric at the time, so I stared at that pile of fabric for a while determined to make it into something useful! I had gotten Sweetkm‘s Wholecloth Bento Bag pattern as soon as Kristi released it. I love her aesthetic and so it was a no-brainer to give her pattern a try.

Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead

Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead

The bags come together in such a fun way. If you’ve never sewn a tied knot bag this style before it’s a great use for leftover fabric. Since it’s such a useful design (pretty much anything that fits inside is a good candidate), it’s easy to use up whatever fabric you have when you’ve got a little bit extra from a previous project and can’t seem to part with it. There is a fair bit of hemming and pressing, but I think once you get going, it’s a sort of work that goes by quickly especially if you’ve got a good podcast or music to listen to.

Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead

Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead

I’m not super sure what’ll happen with these bags, maybe I’ll gift them to someone or maybe one of my kids will snap them up. They thought they were pretty cute when laid flat all together. It kind of looks like a strange shape when flat, that is, until you put something inside and tie a quick knot. Pretty nifty!

Pattern: Wholecloth Bento Bag by Kristi of Sweetkm
Fabrics: Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander, Arroyo by Erin Dollar, and a herringbone chambray by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Scrap Bento Bag Set - Noodlehead

5 thoughts on “Scrap Bento Bag Set

  1. Kay says:

    These would be great gift bags for putting larger represents in too. x

  2. georgine BOSAK says:

    Reduce plastic use. Bentos make great produce bags.

  3. JenL says:

    Great idea and very nice bags! I have one that I bought in Japan, but I had not thought of making my own. Thanks!

  4. kristi says:

    Anna these are beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing the lovely bentos you made with my pattern!

  5. Maggie says:

    I just used some very similar bags to buy dry bulk food! 🙂 Good for bringing a snack along, too.

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