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hi, i'm maggie.

{like the rod stewart song}

i'm a quirky millennial living in the bay area who loves dark beer, hiking, exposed brick, and creative endeavors, in particular sewing for my four nieces: nora, etta, maya, and neela.

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a very hungry lunch box

a very hungry lunch box

it's back to school sewing season!

first up is maya who is starting kindergarten this year. after i saw this post from gail over at probably actually i decided to make her a lunch box. 

the pattern is the love your lunch box design from gingercake patterns. between the iron on vinyl, tiny curved seams, and thermo-insulated batting this pattern was a fun learning experience. 

a very hungry lunch box | love aunt maggie

but my favorite part of this project was my fabric selection. i have always love the very hungry caterpillar collection from andover, so much so that when i saw the polka dots at a store up in heldsburg i snatched up a yard despite my resolution to not buy more fabric. 

a very hungry lunch box | love aunt maggie

the inside is lined with a coordinating print that i made into a vinyl and i think it is just too cute for words.  

a very hungry lunch box | love aunt maggie

and those itty bitty side pockets? just too much fun. 

a very hungry lunch box | love aunt maggie

i had some trouble deciding where to put the label. at first i thought the inside, but I didn't want to have unnecessary stitching on the vinyl. in the end i opted for the outside lower back corner. 

a very hungry lunch box | love aunt maggie

stay tuned because i have four more back to school projects to share!

love,

aunt maggie

 

mini southport for etta

mini southport for etta

lavender vodka

lavender vodka