Free Project Friday: Your Bento Box

May 13, 2011, 10:21 am  Posted by needlearts

We weren’t sure when we posted the poll how many sewers would vote for the bento box from Stash Happy: Patchwork over the sewing kit, but it looks like the answer is most of you! We were so impressed with the overwhelming vote for the bento that we decided to upload it today instead of next week. Stitch up your own version this weekend, and join us on a trip through the Internet to look at other bentos for inspiration on what to eat while you sew:

-Lunch in a Box is one of the most popular bento-focused blogs.

-The Just Bento Cookbook is a useful guide to making bento meals. What a wholesome bento on the cover!

-But what’s a bento meal without a large helping of fun?! Face Food is definitely a book where craft and food collide.

-Our favorite Jenny Doh chronicles many of her bentos in her Bento Love posts on Crescendoh. Mmm…spinach crepes.

-Or if you have a lot of time, check out some of the bentos on Flickr, where more than 80,000 photos have been tagged with “bento.”

Ok, so you’re probably hungry now…and hungry for the free project! The instructions can be found right here. And there’s one pattern piece for you here.

Happy sewing and eating this weekend!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=791174525 Sandie Major

    Yay!  I have a daughter that is studying Japanese, and she loves all things Japanese – especially the food! 

  • Debra

    My daughter is a Gator and loves Bento lunches !!

  • http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-fabric-bento-box/2011/05/16/ Free pattern: Fabric bento box · Sewing | CraftGossip.com

    [...] Head over to Lark Crafts for a free pattern and tutorial for making this awesome fabric bento box.  It’s an excerpt from the book Stash Happy: Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer.  The fabric basket has dividers to make separate sections to hold different foods.  The bento box is not water tight, so you’d want to use this only for dry goods unless you had some itty little plastic containers you could fit inside the partitions.  Get the tutorial. [...]

  • Ihavecoolneys

    Where is the tutorial?

  • Ihavecoolneys

    Haha found it ;)

  • http://www.craftbuds.com/fresh-picks-for-wednesday-5-18-11/ Fresh Picks for Wednesday, 5.18.11 | Craft Buds

    [...] Happy: Lark Crafts released this free tutorial, a bento box sewn from stash fabric, along with some bento ideas and [...]

  • http://freakykeen.blogspot.com Anna M.

    Cool, thanks.

  • http://www.everythingetsy.com/2011/06/101-sewing-tutorials-for-summer/ 101 Sewing Tutorials for Summer!

    [...] Fabric Bento Box – Lark Crafts [...]

  • http://zucchinisummeretsy.blogspot.com TheBargainBabe

    That is adorable!  I would have never thought to make my own. :)

  • http://stacysews.com/entry/2011/0721_linky-thursday-19/ Stacy Sews – Diary of a Fabric Junkie » Blog Archive » Linky Thursday

    [...] I’ve always wanted a Bento box (and the cute little lunches that go in them) so it only stands to reason that I would someday want to sew up this cute bento box container. [...]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002554704434 Bou Shin

    Thank you so much! Now I have to make TWO bento boxes! ^^

  • Sounder

    Does anyone know how to enlarge the pattern 300%? Do I do this on my printer?

  • Sounder

    I tried everything and it still comes out the same size.

  • JOJO


  • http://www.christmasadam.net/tutorials/tute-goodeats/diy-bento-box DIY Bento Box | Christmas Adam

    [...] have been intrigued by Bento Lunch Boxes for a while. Probably because I crave order in this crazy house, so having a little box of [...]

  • knittingirl40

    So cute and it was fun to make! I included a link in a blog post. http://knittingirl40.com/2013/07/01/sunday-funday-sewing-projects/