Her daughter needed a lunch bag to bring to preschool. The mom had an insulated grocery bag with a top that didn't latch anymore. She asked if I could help her, and could it please involve purple fabric.
So we found a style that she liked and fit into my ability level. Then I spent a sunny winter afternoon with my sewing machine.
Because the insulated bag is from Ikea, this just might be considered an Ikea-hack!