The Third Prototype of a Lunch Bag

lunchbag_prototype_3_by_aikafeltworks

Designing of a lunch bag by wool felt is in progress. In the last post, I figured out that I could use laminating sheet on a bag-in-bag of a lunch bag to protect the wool felt from stain.

Now I want to show you the third prototype of a lunch bag which I missed to share with you for a long time because of the quality tests of the clothes for the bag-in-bag.

bag-open-naname

Bag-in-bag: it’s a pouch closing by cords gathering the top opening part.

lunchbox-and-thermos

It can contain a lunch box and a thermos (500ml).

closed-inner-bag

The opening is gathered and closed. The width was a bit shorter than it should have been…

bag-closed

The cords were knotted. I think this looks messy…

brown-bag-and-inner-bag

The bag-in-bag can be taken off. Machine wash is not good if it’s laminated, but you can wipe off the stain.

snap-button

It’s connected by snap buttons with the bag.

innerbag-folded

The design of the bag-in-bag’s cloth looks better if I fold it to close.

red-and-brown-lunch-bag

In addition, if I choose to put laminate, it’s impossible to gather the opening. So, shall I go on “folding” the opening of the bag-in-bag?

The second prototype (photo: right) was designed that you could take off the inner bag and use it as an Eco-bag. But I found that this idea didn’t work while I was using this bag as my lunch bag during this winter. Because you have to take everything off from the bag to take off the Eco-bag… You are not able to do that outside especially when you are shopping ;). If you want to use an Eco-bag, it should be folded small and come out easily from your bag. So..,. I have to get rid of the idea of the Eco-bag version of inner bag.

And another remark of using the prototype was that the size is a bit small. If I use a lunch bag, probably I want to put my wallet and calendar as well while I eat my lunch in a different room away from my desk. Then the bag becomes full or even I can’t close the zipper. So it needs to be taller. So I am planning to make the next prototype with bigger size.

Next time, I will show you really nice textile designs for the bag-in-bag from 2 designers from Japan and Finland.

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