superbuzzy + everkelly: Back to School Sewing


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Last week, I hinted at a special collaboration I have been working on with one of my favorite fabric people.  Today, I am super excited to announce that I have been working on some fun tutorials with Kelly of superbuzzy!  As many of you know, I have been a huge superbuzzy fan for a long time, so I was honored to be able to create some free tutorials for all of you Japanese fabric fans.  (Of course, any project where the postman shows up with a box full of Japanese fabric and accessories is a dream project in my book!)

For our first collaboration, we came up with an adorable Zakka Lunch Kit.  The tutorial includes all of the instructions to make a bento bag (above) and a sandwich wrap that folds out to a place mat (below).  The projects are beginner-friendly, but we’ve included some nice finishing details so that they will hold up against rough-and-tumble little ones and frequent trips through the washing machine.  I know a lot of us are thinking green these days — so I love that these fabric bags and bento boxes help cut down on all of the lunch time trash.  (It doesn’t hurt that the projects are seriously cute, too!)


After you sew up these projects, you may want to take a look through the superbuzzy shop.   I am loving these mushroom clips and magnets!  (I also heard a rumor that there might be some new Echino goodies!)  Maybe you’d even like to try your hand at making cute bento-style lunches.  superbuzzy has some cute bento books (in English!) that show you how.  I was inspired to give it a try too.  Here’s my little hedgehog sandwich:


We had so much fun putting this one together that we’re going to be making this a monthly thing.  So I hope you’ll visit us again to see what we have in store for Halloween!


Click here to download the Zakka Lunch Kit tutorial!

And you can always find the free superbuzzy patterns right here on the free pattern page.  We hope you enjoy!

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  1. mandylifeboats said

    this is just the cutest lunch bag and wrap. love it. thanks for sharing

  2. I love this–thank you so much! :)

  3. Shawna said

    Super cute!! Where did you find the adorable fabric? Can you share? Have a wonderful day and keep your awesome ideas coming, for us not so creative moms. Hugs to you!

  4. Kelly said

    Thanks everyone! Shawna, the fabric is also from superbuzzy. The hedgehog prints are both by Push Pin, and you can find them here. And here’s a link to the red and white dot fabric. Hope you enjoy!

  5. super cute! I am going to make myself one. Thank you for sharing the tutorial ^_^


  6. very cute, glad you’re designing tutes for them. love japanese prints so so much. I love the sandwich wrap and the bag just makes it so cute!

  7. Thanks for this great tutorial. I made the lunch sack and its so nice. Its heaps roomy too. Got the big tick of approval from my daughter, now I have to make another one for the other daughter.


  8. and again, in different fabrics for a not so ‘girly’ girl.

    I love it, Its so quick and fabulous ! Thanks again


  9. This is really a cute project…talk about making kids excited to take their lunch to school! I can think of so many cute fabrics to utilize for this lunch bag and sandwich wrap…thanks for the great idea!

  10. Kathi Weiss said

    Really cute lunch bag. I just wanted to warn you though, I was making sandwich wraps like yours. The WrapNMat Company shut me down. They issued a cease and desist order and threaten to sue if I didn’t stop making them. Sorry to be a downer, but I would hate for you to get in to as much trouble as I did.