But the minor problem with this other bag just became a huge issue. I only had 6 inch zippers on hand when I made the old bag, so the opening is a little small. And since Lunchables have found their way to the preschool menu, that small zipper opening causes a really tight squeeze (so much so that he has to ask for help unloading the bag). So I decided it was time for a new one.
And when I showed Logan this baby, he finally agreed with me.
I really like how cute this bag looks. I didn't like it at first. The top flap is a little narrower than it should be and the bag was originally a little taller. The bottom dimensions were supposed to be 6 x 4 inches but ended up at 5 x 5 . . . close but not quite right.
I tried to compensate for the two layers of low loft batting that I added to the inside for extra weight by making the lining a little smaller than the original outside dimension. But I overcompensated and ended up with extra fabric on the outer layer that I had to try and ease in. I'm still working on my ratio of lining to outer dimensions.
Despite all these problems, it really did turn out pretty cute for a little boy's lunch bag. And it does fit Lunchable boxes, so at least it meets the demand. Logan says it's a keeper.