Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Lunchmate

My mom had mentioned that she would love something she could use at work to eat her lunch on. Apparently the tables are yucky and nobody wants to put their food on them. We were talking about it one day and she said she would like something that could roll up into her purse or lunchbag that had a place for silverware as well.

This is what i came up with. The lunchmate prototype!!! I drew up a pattern so that i could make more if she liked it. She wants to give them to the other ladies that she works with. I am all for anything that can save us all from few germs.

It came together in a afternoon. It is so simple. I also made it so that the top would fold down before you roll it so that your silverware does not get loose. In theory it should be totally machine washable so they can keep it neat and clean.

I had to decide between elastic and button closure or ribbon. I went with the button and elastic! Just unroll and eat and the lunchmate makes everything better!!! And pretty too!!

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22 comments:

Jenn said...

AWESOME idea!!! I really wish I knew someone who needed this so I could make one for them - or myself!!!

Colleen said...

Two words... Etsy Shop!
You could sell these in a heartbeat! I'd buy one and I usually eat at my own dining room table.

beth said...

pretty and practical!
Great job.

Dee said...

Sew blasted clever, I can't stand it!

You-my dear-are the bomb!

Kris said...

how perfect!

angela said...

Very cute and awesome idea!!! Perfect for picnics - your fork is there, and we all know how icky picnic tables can be.

Love it!

Rafael's Mum said...

Genius! And such pretty fabric too!

jlk said...

So cute! I love making things that are practical and get used.

hashbrowns said...

BRILLIANT! I love it and am now wondering when we can place orders-seriously. I'll email...

Alisa said...

Great idea!

Dolly said...

That's too cool, Leslie !
Your mom is going to be the hit of her group when she gets those for her lunchmates !

em's scrapbag said...

You are so clever. This is a great idea!

Chocolate Sundaes said...

oo this is super cute! For the worn look I distressed it with a 3m sand block 100 grit...very lightly. The I took a wood stain and lightly dabbed it in the crease. For the glaze I used the wipe on wipe off technique with the ralph lauren smoke glaze.

Anna said...

what a great idea, I bet your mom loves it.

Grammie/Mom said...

" Oh I love it!!! Won't we all look stylish while we eat lunch! Thanks Leslie."

That would have been the first comment except the action came up restricted because I was using my work computer. It's funny how some sites I can access and others have been restricted by the company.

T.J. said...

ingenious! You should market these- you'd make a mint and keep the world germ free ;)

Brown Family Blog said...

wow...that is cool!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is fantastic! It really would make someone feel special to open their lunch and spread it out on their own special placemat/utensil holder.

ivoryspring said...

What a sweet gift it is to your Mom. You did a great job. I love the colors.

Evelyn said...

That is awesome! Have you thought about making a tutorial?

Also, am I the only one that thought it was floating on water in that first picture? ;-)

Morgane said...

this is a great idea! Perfect for the work place and may be camping(!)
thank you for visiting me.
Happy sewing!

Jen said...

I love this!! I'm going to make a bunch for my kids.

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