Animal Lunch Bags (Machine Embroidery)

Animal Lunch Bags

Chris from made these cute animal lunch bags. She used machine embroidered applique animal designs from Kreative Kiwi to embellish store purchased lunch bags. They turned out so cute! Kate previously did a short video showing these applique animals but we wanted to share more about these lunch bags.

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Animal Lunch Bags

Chris will be donating these lunch bags to a local hospital NICU and they will be given to new Mom’s so they can transport their milk back and forth to the hospital. This is a charity project our quilt guild is doing this year. She is also donating a couple of baby quilts she made.

The lunch bags were purchased from and the animal applique patterns from Kreative Kiwi. Kreative Kiwi has a few different farm and jungle animal applique packs that you can purchase. You can find links to the lunch bags and Kreative Kiwi pattern below. By purchasing through our links, you can help us keep making videos.

Animal Lunch Bags

The animal appliques are embroidered on an embroidery machine mostly in two hoopings. Some animals have 3 hoopings. Kreative Kiwi has a great way to connect the sections together so they look nice when finished. She has you embroider the head first in one hooping. Using wash away stabilizer for the base gives a clean edge when it’s finished. Then start a 2nd hooping and start creating the body. There is a step in the process of creating the body where the instructions will instruct to put the head up against the body. They are made to be put together similar to a puzzle piece. Chris usually slightly overlaps the head piece over top the edge of the body piece. The pieces can be taped down to hold it in place and then continue the stitching and it will stitch the head onto the body and finish with the statin and X stitch embellishment.

The embroidery pattern from Kreative Kiwi comes with a detailed photo filled PDF file which explains every step of creating each animal.

Animal Lunch Bags

After Chris had the animals completed, she carefully sewed them onto the pre-purchased lunch bags using a zig-zag stitch. They were a bit of a struggle to get them onto the lunch bags but I think they turned out nice.

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Kreative Kiwi - Large Applique Animals

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Binlion 6pcs Small Lunch Cooler Bag

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Sulky Ultra Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer

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