Lunch Bag Tutorial Round-Up

on August 12 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 511 Comments

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Back to School lunch bags are easy to whip up, satisfying, good for the environment and they let you personalize something that gets daily use! These bags are perfect for all ages (adults included, of course). Once you make one or two you may find yourself adding them to your holiday gift making list. Later this month we’ll share a tutorial for easy name tags (so the lunch bags can find their way home again!). Comment below for your chance to win one of three copies of Lunch Bags! from Stash Books!

Here are a few of our favorite lunch bag tutorials:

Favorite Lunch Bag Tutorials from our first annual Sew,Mama,Sew! Handmade Holidays series.
Lunch Sack by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home
Vintage Pillowcase Lunchbox by Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!
Lunch Bag by Ellen of The Long Thread

Plus, we love these reusable snack bags!:

Reusable Snack Bags by Laura of we wilsons
Reusable Snack Bags by Randi of i have to say…

Win a copy of Lunch Bags! from Stash Books. Comment on today’s post for your chance to win one of three copies of the book, with complete instructions for 25 beautiful projects.
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511 Responses to Lunch Bag Tutorial Round-Up

  1. Alana says:

    Not sure how long the comments are open, but I would love to win a copy of Lunch Bags! I am a traveling clinician and often I am visiting a clinic without a refrigerator. Since I am an avid sack-lunch packer, I’d love to make myself a cute lunch bag to bring to work. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Amy says:

    My little secret: I want to make a lunch bag for MYSELF!

  3. Kallie says:

    Love those tutorial can’t wait to win (or buy…) the book!

  4. Tricia says:

    I’ve been wanting this book for awhile now. I love the lunch bag on the front cover. It sure would make it easier to take my lunch to work, if I had my own personlized lunch bag!

  5. Lynn Delahunty says:

    This book would be great to have! Personalised lunch bags – how gorgeous!

  6. Lizzie F. says:

    Oh these are all great! I’d love to have that book, it would sure beat having to lug my ugly lunch sack to school!

  7. Cassy says:

    Oh, I just love these. I have been fumbling around trying to make some for my teenage boys and they just weren’t quite right. Thanks to this, they are going to be golden!

  8. Michele J. says:

    Looks like a great book to add to my sewing/crafty library!

  9. Becky says:

    Looks like a fun book, I can’t wait to take a look at some of these!

  10. Susan says:

    What fun projects! These look great.

  11. Kathie says:

    This is something I need. I work at a school in the resource room. I take a lunch and a snack bag to share every day. Our students often need that snack to get through the day. I have been doing this for 24 years and am going back for another. I was told when hired the average lifespan of a resource aide is 5 years. I guess I’m not average and neither are the students we work with. I love my job and am pleased to say my students love me too πŸ™‚ Anyway a new lunch or snack bag is in order at the beginning of each school year. Thank you again :0

  12. Deanna says:

    WOW!!! That was exactly what I was about to create myself — without a pattern!!! A pattern and tutorial is DEFINATELY helpful. I have some friends that always carry their lunch in plastic ‘wal-mart’ bags and I wanted to give them something a little more personal and something they could be proud to carry. Thanks so much for the tips!!!

  13. Hilda says:

    oooh that book looks fantastic! I’ve been looking for a good lunch bag pattern!

  14. Chris says:

    Such a fun way to be environmentally friendly. A pretty lunch or snack bag beats an ugly old paper bag any day!

  15. Jessica says:

    What a fun idea! We just have bags from Whole Foods, but I’d love something more personalized.

  16. I had no idea lunchbags could be so creative! thanks!

  17. Abby says:

    Oh, I am in such desperate need of a new lunchbag. Mine fell apart after two years, and I’ve been carrying my lunch in plastic grocery bags (reuse and recycle!) for the last month.

  18. Mirja says:

    How wonderful!

  19. Crystal says:

    So darn fun! I would love to be able to make my girl a lunch back that doesn’t fall apart one week after she uses it!!

  20. sarahgkeel says:

    My daughter would love those bags! She keeps asking me to make the strangest things… a lunch bag being one of them (and she’s only 3)!

  21. Nancy Marie says:

    Id love to get my hands on that Lunch Bags book. Everyone where I work brings their lunch and Vera Bradley lunch bags seem to be the “in” thing right now, but that will change if I get this book and can make a classy looking lunchbag!

  22. Jess says:

    Wow! Thanks for the links! I’ll definitely be making one of the Lunch Bags for myself. I’ll be the envy of the lunch table at school πŸ™‚ Ha! Also, thanks for yet another awesome giveaway!

  23. Dalyn says:

    Love the option of reusuable snack bags. Love the designs featured. Thanks for the offer!

  24. JenR says:

    Wonderful tutorials!

  25. margie says:

    This looks great. Just the inspiration to make the two lunch bags are are desperately need around here.

  26. Roxanne says:

    Awesome! Does sound like a great Christmas gift!

  27. Jesse says:

    ooh, lovely lunchbags. we are mid-year here for school but my little guy just started so I should get organised!

  28. Kaja says:

    Oh! My son is starting school in, let’s see… 10 hours… He’s so big!! *sniff*

    I would looove to make him a special bag to bring his daily fruit to school.

  29. Lisa says:

    Fun ideas! Now to find the right fabric.

  30. marla says:

    cool book! I love the lunch bags and the reusable snack bags are a great idea.

  31. aSprinkling says:

    I love making bags! I would love to see the lunch bag take in this book.

  32. Jessie says:

    My kids love to make and take lunch bags to school. My daughter is learning to sew and drooling over some of the designs here. : )

  33. carmel says:

    this book looks great!
    as a mother of 3 i am sure that i can use it well
    thanks alot!

  34. Paula in NH says:

    I’m tired of my New England Patriots lunch bag. It’s time for a new one!

  35. April says:

    I love the fabrics used in the pictures and the styles of the bags. These would make great birthday gifts for kids or friends.

  36. Cindy says:

    I love all the lunch bags, but especially the reusable sandwich/snack bags. I have purchased fabrics to make them, hopefully before the year ends.

  37. alex says:

    Oh, I really like the sandwich bags! So cute.

  38. galen says:

    oh yes please!

  39. Jennifer W. says:

    I can’t wait to try these with some of the new laminated cottons coming this fall! So fabulous!

  40. Michele says:

    Great gift ideas!

  41. Alissa says:

    Oh why, oh why did I buy a lunch bag at Wal-Mart? These are great!

  42. Jennifer DeVries says:

    WOW! Makes me want to sew one for every day of the week! So CUTE!!

  43. Jan Scragg says:

    These bags would make wonderful gifts! And so easy, to personalize by fabric choice or embroidery.

  44. Su Chin says:

    Great giveaway! I love these lunch bags. My boys’ lunchbags are so boring!

  45. Tamie says:

    School starts on Wednesday. I’d better get hopping!

  46. Cricket says:

    I love that vintage pillowcase lunch tote. And the bike bag from the Lunch Bags book is fabulous, too.

  47. Tabitha says:

    I most definitely want the kids and husband to start off with reusable bags this year!

  48. Melissa.M says:

    I, and the people for whom I sew, are so desperate for a nice lunch bag pattern!! I would put this book to very good use πŸ™‚ What a lovely give away; thank you!

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Oooh I love these! My mom works as a preschool teacher, and these would be so cute for her to give out for gifts or prizes.

    …ok, and I want to make some for myself…but they’re just so cute! Haha

  50. Gretchen Thomas says:

    Oh those are AMAZING!! My daughter always takes her lunch to school and is always on the look out for cool lunch boxes! I would SO like to make her one (some!) using this book!

  51. Lisa M says:

    Great lunch bags Love the snack bags too..

  52. Heather Bush says:

    DD is only two, but she loves bags of shapes and sizes. I would love to win this to appease her every whim!

  53. Elizabeth says:

    I would love this book! I am planning on making a few of these lunch bags before school begins this year.

  54. Jordan says:

    Love the bags!

  55. Jennifer says:

    I love this!!

  56. Amanda M. says:

    Thank you for sharing this and for the chance to win the book. I would love to make bags for my family!

  57. Tina says:

    My daughther would love this!

  58. Kristie says:

    I would love this book. I need to get busy making lunch sacks and food bags for my daughter. Thanks.

  59. Does this mean I won’t spill my lunch inside my purse anymore? I hope so.

  60. Jennifer B. says:

    What great ideas for lunch bags!

  61. Angela says:

    I have an ugly, store-bought lunch bag. I would love to replace it with a pretty one.

  62. Cathy says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to try one! Thanks!

  63. Staci says:

    I’m headed back to college and am looking for a great lunch bag. Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. Amanda says:

    Don’t forget the lunchbag from the Purl Bee : and Amy Karol just did these super easy and notion free snack bags:

  65. Elizabeth says:

    I am totally obssessed with making new lunch bags this fall. I’m a teacher and I need something cute and eco friendly to carry my various lunches. I am going to make the reusable snack bags as well for myself and my children. Love new stuff for back to school!

  66. Pattij says:

    How cute are these! Love to make them!

  67. Kari says:

    Don’t know why I’m so obsessed with lunch bags! I make every new pattern I come across. Maybe because I also have dozens of reusable snack bags. Thanks! Loved this post.

  68. Angie says:

    I love the reusable bags. I finally got ahold of some food-safe plastic and need to get stitchin!

  69. Wow this book looks wonderful and the tutorials are amazing. I think I will have to make a few different ones (or amybe all of them)!

  70. ang says:

    guys can i just say this is the best giveaway ever!

  71. Gillian says:

    I adore the reusable snack bags, and really need to make some! I bet I could make them in sandwich sizes too. I use WAY too many ziplocks.

  72. gina snyder says:

    Thanks for the tutorials and the chance to win the book! Awesome!


  73. Susie says:

    These are all great! And perfect back to school timing! I’ve been stitching up some snack bags, but have yet to take on a lunch bag. Would love to try some of these!

  74. Elizabeth B says:

    Oh, so many neat projects to choose from! My favorite of the online ones is the one from The Long Thread, but that project from the cover of the book is awesome!

  75. Patty Darbee says:

    Just what I was looking for…want to make lunch sacks for my grandkids.

  76. Lisa says:

    We have the reusable bags now I really need to make some of the reusable snack bags. What a great way to do away with the waste of all the ziplocks!

  77. Candace says:

    I love making bags….all kinds and any kinds of bags. These are all so cute, I don’t know which one I would start on first. I am adding the reusable snack bags to my to do list. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and patterns!

  78. Jess says:

    Awww… you made me all weepy ’cause my baby girl’s starting JK in three weeks!! I can’t believe it. I really should make her a lunch bag…great idea, thanks.

  79. Bonnie says:

    Oh, I love the style on the cover! The bag has a great shape, nice wide handles, and beautiful fabric. I’m motivated to get sewing! Thanks

  80. shannon says:

    oooh…i’ve been wanting to make those reusuable snack bags for a while so this would be great! πŸ™‚ thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! πŸ™‚

  81. Sarah says:

    These patterns are so neat!

  82. Mary says:

    I made myself and my sister some reusable snack bags. I really should make myself a lunch bag too. Lots of choices to pick from!

  83. Colleen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great book~! I need to make a few lunch bags.

  84. Christa says:

    This looks like a fun project book — and there are lots of ways to use up my smaller cuts of fabrics!

  85. Ginger says:

    I’ve seen this book mentioned several places and can’t wait to see it in person. Hope I win.

  86. Carol says:

    Wow, when did oil cloth grow up? So many great designs to choose from. I can’t wait to start sewing new lunch bags.

  87. artivy says:

    I think we may end up making lunch bags and snack bags for the teachers at our school (from the PTA) for Teacher Appreciation Week.
    VERY well done!

  88. Alex says:

    What a fantastic idea! I love matching sets of bags and personalizing stuff!

  89. kelli says:

    I just ordered some oilcloth to make my kids lunchboxes this year…I’d love to get a look through that book, but will settle for the tutorials! πŸ™‚

  90. Alisa says:

    I’d love to win this book. I have 3 kids in school, so far and it would be fun to sew them lunch bags instead of buying them.

  91. Anie says:

    wow, how fun for back to school! makes bringing a tasty lunch even more exciting!!!

  92. Heather S says:

    love them all!

  93. Laura Bozzolo says:

    I’ve wanted to make a lunch bag and snack pouches for a while now, but I’ve been stymied by wanting a fabric that can really be cleaned (we eat a lot of peanut butter and jelly!) and is also food safe.

  94. Debbie says:

    These are such cute ideas!

  95. april says:

    I am making my first lunch bag this weekend for my three year old. It would be great to have this book as I know there will be many more in coming years.

  96. Mary Jo says:

    I would make one for me !

  97. pastrymama says:

    Oh my goodness! I love them! I would love to make a sack for each of my three children.

  98. Lisa says:

    My 12 yr old daughter has taught me to sew!!! Im currently obsessed! Your website is amazing and so full of information! Cant wait to get started on the oilcloth lunch bag! Think im going to make one for each of my daughters friends!

  99. Jamie says:

    I run an elementary school sewing club and my girls would LOVE to make their own lunch bags. What an awesome idea!

  100. Maya says:

    I love the snack bags. So easy to make!

  101. That vintage pillowcase lunchbox is right up my alley. One of the big reasons I bought a serger was to try to eliminate plastic for our house so the reusable snack bags pattern/tutorial would be awesome!

  102. Heather says:

    Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  103. Camille says:

    One of these would be great for my husband and I love the idea of reusable snack backs as a way to reduce waste!

  104. Marissa says:

    So cute! My girls need new lunch bags! I would love to be able to make them one!!

  105. Carla Siu says:

    What began as trick or treat bags for my grandchildren became a runaway hit with the masses. Using different fabrics, my simple tote bag became lunch bags, gift bags, book bags, you name it. I use them to put my laptop wires and chargers in when traveling on a plane. They fit in my carry on but keep other things from being tangled or scratched by prongs.

    I bought some iron-on vinyl to try making waterproof lunch bags. I love the look of the first pictures here. The foldover top is great!.

  106. Veronica says:

    This looks like a great book. What a nice prize!

  107. gigi says:

    thank you!!! i must make some of those reusable snack bags this year.

  108. Dee says:

    This book would be perfect as my little boy starts pre-school this september and I don’t have a lunch bag for him yet!

  109. Lindsay says:

    Super cute! Now I find a pattern to make my husband a ‘man’ lunchbag instead of the not earth friendly plastic bag.

  110. Dayna says:

    Thanks for the tutorials — always looking for gift ideas for my friends & their kids! πŸ™‚

  111. Iva says:

    What a great book, and how fun it would be to make several of these bags!

  112. JenO says:

    way to go GREEN! πŸ™‚ i love reusable bags! and to have a book full of patterns! DIVINE!

  113. Sakura says:

    OOOh I love lunch bags! SO need them for play dates and school!
    Love to make a few with some really cute fabric.

  114. Heidi says:

    I don’t need a new lunchbox, but now I want one!

  115. Jennifer says:

    This is perfect for this time of the year!

  116. karen says:

    Love all of your tutorials..Very informative. Lunch bags are a must for my husband and kids who are in school

  117. DebbieKL says:

    Looks like a great book! Love all the tutorials too. I would like to make some snack bags.

  118. Sara says:

    A whole book dedicated to lunchbags! Awesome!

  119. Rachel Piper says:

    I love it a whole book with eco-friendly patterns!

  120. Joanna says:

    love the reusable lunch and snack bags. I have to try this!

  121. Beth T says:

    What a sweet way to send a child to school with a reminder that they’re loved.

  122. Char says:

    Love the lunch bags!

  123. Cindy says:

    Lunch bags are a great sewing project for a group. I love these tutorials! Thanks.

  124. Lina says:

    Some of those would make lovely purses too! Can you tell I don’t have kids and don’t have a need for a lunch bag? Gotta think outside the box here!

  125. DK says:

    I keep meaning to make some of those reusable snack bags, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. All the patterns/tutorials here are great, though!

  126. Christine says:

    These would make great Christmas presents.

  127. Jane says:

    Great links for great bags. they are invaluable.

  128. Ana says:

    I’ll certainly try and make my own luch bag πŸ™‚

  129. Leah says:

    Thanks for sharing those great ideas! Right in time for school

  130. Charity says:

    Thanks for all the ideas!

  131. Alina says:

    My father already made two lunch bags based on on of this tutorials. Finding the fabric was harder.
    Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  132. Bags are some of my favorite items to sew! I’m making everyone reusable grocery bags for Christmas this year… might have to switch that to lunch bags if I win πŸ™‚

  133. jes says:

    Love the reusable lunch bags! I’ll be adding it to my list of sewing projects.

  134. brittany says:

    there is not one school-goer in our family, but i think that one of these is in order for general happiness!

  135. Tiffany says:

    this is totally on my todo list. thanks for the links! xo.

  136. Luz says:

    this is a great idea!! I’d love to make a lunch bag for each member of my family!!

  137. Would LOVE to have this!

  138. Kelly says:

    I would LOVE to make these for my neices and nephews for Christmas!

  139. Serena says:

    Oh, lovely! I’d be using these for more than just lunch bags!

  140. Tia says:

    My son cannot keep a lunch box for a whole year. What a lovely idea to make my own. I’d love this book.


  141. Sarah E. says:

    these are fabulous, thanks for sharing!

  142. So cute! I’d love to own this book!

  143. Lynn1963 says:

    I am always amazed at the people that can come up with the most creative ideas and books. This is one of them. I love to sew but need the help of those that are far more creative. This book would be such an inspiration.

  144. Jennifer says:

    FUN! I’ve made the reusable snack bags — now I need to make a lunch bag for them all to go in!

  145. Lisabee says:

    These are so awesome! Normally I just take my lunch in an old grocery bag… this would be much cooler.

  146. Patti Tyrell says:

    I have some fabulous laminated cotton stashed away for just this type of project. Thanks for the great links!!

  147. Janelle says:

    The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the great links.

  148. Emily says:

    I want a new lunch bag!

  149. I have a pattern of my own in the works…guess I should get it done since school starts this week!

  150. Shirley Clark says:

    Back to school lunches are always a challenge. A neat lunch box would make them more fun.

  151. April Hurley says:

    I would love to make one of these for my kids for school and daycare!! Thanks for sharing!

  152. Deborah S. says:

    Love all the lunchbag tutorials. This will help me keep my goal of “going green” and having a great looking lunchbag too!

  153. myriam says:

    great post- a new snazzy lunch bag cheers up my fall afternoons, how fun would multiples be?!

  154. Laura O. says:

    So cute! I especially love the one from the Long Thread!

  155. Jenny says:

    I’d love to make my kids some of the lunch bags above. Thanks so much for the links! I think your giveaway is awesome. Thanks for entering me!

  156. Rochelle says:

    Well, this came along at just the right time. I have some oilcloth that I can’t wait to cut into!

  157. Jen says:

    This would be so fun! I’d love to make one for my little girl out of the new Heather Ross Far Away2 line. Ugh!!! πŸ™‚

  158. Lorrie says:

    Those reusable snack bags have been on my list of things I want to make for a long time. Maybe now’s the time!

  159. Mary says:

    Great ideas for back to school! These lunch bags would be very fun to make. =)

  160. Margaret says:

    Love these lunch bags – I looked at all of them and hope to make a couple soon. The book would be a great help!

  161. Alice S says:

    I’ve bookmarked 3 of these tutorials. There’s no doubt the book will be fun to read.

  162. Cat K. says:

    Love these and they are a great way to help me kick the plastic habit. Cheers!

  163. JennE says:

    What perfect projects for this time of year. I have been wanting to tackle one of these.

  164. Erika says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials, my hubby has been asking for a bigger lunchbox!

  165. Jessica says:

    great tutorials, really want to try something like this!

  166. Tabitha O. says:

    As we have worn through all our old lunchbags this book would help!

  167. Melissa says:

    My kids would love these! Not to mention I would too!

  168. Jessica C says:

    I love all these patterns! Thanks for the giveaway.

  169. Bethany says:

    Mine is getting kind of ooey so this would definitely be lovely!

  170. Palila B. says:

    Lunch bags! I’m on constant lookout for a pattern for one that will hold my oddly-sized lunch containers.

  171. Suzanne says:

    How cool! A lunch bag is on my list of things to make before I go back to work next week! Better get busy soon!

  172. MB says:

    That is so funny! I just put the Lunch Bags! book on my Amazon wish list. Would be so much nicer to win it…

  173. sharon says:

    Fabric lunch bags would be a great back to school gift

  174. Pam says:

    I love this idea. Thanks for sharing the book and “green” ideas!

  175. Patty says:

    Lunch bags how wonderful! I need a new one and would love to make one vs buy one. Thanks for the opportunity.

  176. Esther L. says:

    How fabulous! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  177. It’s a great idea to make this giveaway, since I guess I’m not the only mom trying to make reusable lunch bags for my son who started kindergarten this year.

  178. Lauren says:

    What a fun idea! They all look great!

  179. Alexa says:

    great idea!

  180. Courtney J says:

    I want a set of these so bad. I am tired of washing out the plastic ones to reuse. They are taking over my kitchen counter. I would love to just throw them in the washing machine a couple times a week!

  181. elsa says:

    these are all nice projects … I’ve been using them for years! thanks for sharing and the opportunity for the book! looks like a fun one!

  182. Missy Knight says:

    I think I would fight my kids for Ellen’s (The Long Thread) lunch box – so cute. How happy would it be to take that to work?

  183. Love, love! I should make one for each day of the week! =]

  184. kayduh says:

    Love this idea! My current lunch bag is looking a little rough.

  185. Ellie says:

    Oh, this is timely! I have just recently learned to sew, and I’m hooked. I was just thinking the other day that I would love to sew myself a lunch bag and some reusable snack bags to replace the plastic ones. I’m actually disappointed that my kids get lunch at school–no lunch boxes!

  186. Mosaic Magpie says:

    Now this is living green. No luch sacks to throw away!

  187. Jennifer P says:

    Thanks so much! I see some that would also make good project bags for my knitting as well! Yippee!

  188. amy says:

    We have been using our handmade snack sacks this summer and love them. We also love the comments we get at the playground.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  189. Lisa H says:

    Our almost 3 year old starts preschool here in Germany next month and I’ve been looking for ideas for a lunch bag for her, these are great! The reusable snack bags will be awesome too.

  190. Corrie says:

    Oh, I’d love to win! I bet I could make some fun Christmas presents with this!

  191. Barbara J says:

    These are a great way to stash bust as well as having the most unique lunch sacks in the office or school. Thanks for all the tutes!

  192. Tamera says:

    Oh my stars these are beyond adorable. I will make my kids a lunch bag for every day of the week with that book! πŸ˜‰

  193. Beth says:

    Who doesn’t need more lunchbags?!? Now we’ll have some cute ones to add to our stash πŸ™‚ Thanks for the ideas!

  194. Kerstin says:

    I’m a teacher and bring my lunch to school everyday; a new lunch bag would certainly add a little spark and enjoyment to my hasty 20 minute lunch break!

  195. Tara says:

    I love them all.

  196. Melissa Ann says:

    My husband desperately needs a new lunch pail! His is crusty and yucky, but we’ve been unable to replace it because everything in the store is either too small, too girly, or covered in kid cartoons. This would be perfect!

  197. Karen says:

    Please DO NOT use oilcloth or PUL! They are NOT foodsafe!! Do a google search…. unfortunately, its true.

  198. Emma says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these patterns out on my new sewing machine so I have something cute to carry my lunch in!

  199. Katrina says:

    Love these designs!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win

  200. LFinn says:

    I love how lunch bags often combine being ‘earth-friendly’ with using up your fabric scraps as well. What great ways to be green! Thanks for the links, and for a fun giveaway.

  201. Holly says:

    I love lunch & snack bags! I have to stop myself from making more because I know I won’t use them all. I suppose I would be doing my family a favor by giving them many bags to chose from each day.

  202. Sus says:

    I want to make them all now, one for each day of the week! Maybe it will rain soon so I’m not tempted to spend time outside and sew instead!

  203. jana says:

    I just made up about 10 of the reusable snack bags. I added tabs on both sides in the middle in case the velcro was too clingy for hungry fingers.

  204. Molly says:

    Love these! and they are useful for so much more than food!

  205. Christina says:

    What a cute idea for the nieces and nephews for Christmas!

  206. RFM says:

    I love the reusable snack bags – it’s such a good way to portion out food, too.

  207. Tracy says:

    Too awesome for words! I thought “oh I could make a lunch bag- don’t need a pattern!”

    And then I saw the book!!! Wow!

  208. Sally says:

    I had not heard of this book until now. As a teacher, I desperately need a new lunchbox and would love to be able to make myself something adorable.

  209. Jennie says:

    the houndstooth and the monkeys are to die for!

  210. Nicole says:

    Great Timing! Just finishing with pencil and scack bags… looking forward to making a lunch bag for kids and husband.

  211. Lovely lunch bags!

  212. Tong says:

    These are fun! I actually could use a new lunch bag myself!

  213. Tonya says:

    I have been pouring over the net looking at different lunchbags. I would love this book!

  214. jessica says:

    Yummy yummy! This post makes me hungry…

  215. Lindsay says:

    Very cool! Thanks for the tutorial round up AND for the chance to win!

  216. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    I love cute lunch bags. I need to make some of the snack bags.

  217. craftydill says:

    what a great book! thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  218. Liz says:

    I’d love to make one of these for my husband before school begins again for him (he’s a teacher). I’ll add it to my list!

  219. Rebekah says:

    I would love to make one for my girls.

  220. Colette says:

    Lunch Bags would be perfect to make for my 6 nieces and nephews for Christmas! Also perfect gifts to give for bday parties. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

  221. VickiT says:

    What a great book to own and who knew there were so many different styles of lunch bags. What a wonderful resource.
    Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win this book.

  222. Rebecca says:

    What a lovely way to carry lunch! Love it!

  223. Some great patterns here. We trashed our lunch box last year and now I think I’ll just make one rather than buying one. Plus they are so much cuter!

  224. Carrie says:

    Fantastic! I “freehand” sewed a lunchbox/bag for my pre-k daughter a few weeks ago (first day of school is Monday – ack!). Already she’s planning on what colors her next one will be. Oh, it would probably turn out a little better if I had one of those patterns! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  225. Larri says:

    This will be perfect! I was just saying I need a LunchBag for my car on “errand day” so I don’t have to stop and eat. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

  226. Rosemamie says:

    Totally adorable bags! I’ve been searching for a snack bag pattern/tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  227. Amy says:

    Those re-useable lunch baggies are so what I need to make. Would love to win!! Love the site, great ideas and beautiful things to look at! Thank you

  228. Patti says:

    I’ve made a lunch-bag out of oil cloth…very fast, fun and easy to do! But the book…that would be wonderful to have!

  229. Lindsay says:

    Thanks for the tutorial links – these are all lovely! Will have to have a go at making one myself, looks like a great way to make a dent in my stash.

  230. Mary Ann says:

    These are great!I’d love to win the book!

  231. elena says:

    It would be great to make my own lunch bags. Fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

  232. Teresa says:

    These are great tutorials.
    I didn’t know there was a whole book full of lunch bags. Would love to make my own.

  233. titi says:

    I’d like to win, it’s a very nice book.

  234. Heidi says:

    great links to great bags! I see some projects in store!

  235. Claudia says:

    What a wonderful giveaway because lunchbags are quite unknown in Germany and I could make a whole bunch of people happy with it!
    Kind regards

  236. Jill B says:

    This book looks beautiful! I’d love a copy.

  237. Jen M says:

    I love bags and these are all so very cute!!

  238. Kate says:

    School starts back in 5 days … plenty of time to make a few lunchbags I think

  239. Helena Pope says:

    Great tutorials, now which one will I make first?….

  240. Karin says:

    As my sons always take lunch with them, it would be nice to make some in cloth instead of taking a plastic container! But which pattern to pick? K.

  241. Sarah McGrath says:

    Such a gorgeous idea and so environmentally friendly! Love it.

  242. Melody says:

    I would love to win the book..Thanks for the chance.

  243. Evie says:

    I love the reusable snack bags!

  244. Count me in!

  245. Jardel Manalo says:

    Love these lunch bags!!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  246. Jeni says:

    Just in time for school! I know my soon to be first grader would love to have a different bag for everyday of the week! She likes accessories!

  247. min says:

    ya know…I see those cute lunch bags around town and wish wish wish I could make them. BUT I’m a pattern needing kind of gal. This book would make me soooo happy.

  248. Sachita says:

    Yay! I just made Angry Chicken’s snack bags and discovered they double as the perfect holder for my latest sock knitting project too! Would love to move on to something more challenging like a lunch bag to match!

  249. Louise says:

    Great topic for this time of year! Thanks for the useful links

  250. Adrienne says:

    What a great giveaway! I like to do bento lunches for work, and having cute new bags is always a welcome thing.

  251. SoozeM says:

    Such fantastic tutorials, and I would really love to win that book!!

  252. Melissa says:

    These lunch bags are so much cooler than the re-usable shopping bags I use. My kids would love them!

  253. Gabrien says:

    Great giveaway. Thank you!

  254. Michelle says:

    Love the earth friendly way to carry your lunch! I’d love to create my own lunch bag with this book!

    Thanks for the opportunity,

  255. Susan says:

    What a great idea. I want to make the vintage pillowcase lunchbag to take my lunch to work in. Won’t have any trouble locating it in the fridge full of plastic bags!

  256. D'Ann Klaver says:

    I don’t think I can even pick which one I like the best!! they are just wonderful!!

  257. Katrina says:

    great looking “sacks” in there…would love to win! Thanks for all that you do!

  258. Erin Waters says:

    Just bought my daughter a set of reusable snack/sandwich bags for school…would love to win this book to go along with it.

  259. Linda S says:

    What a good idea–I always balk at buying a new lunchbox when the old one is still perfectly good . . .

  260. That would be so fun to make for my family and customize them, to their likes.
    Would make great gifts.


  261. Kate F. says:

    Gorgeous! Does anyone know what the fabric is in the cover image of the book?

  262. Theresa N. says:

    I love the bag they chose for the cover. It’s so-o-o cute! And thanks for the tuts, always appreciated!

  263. This book will beat my plastic Walmart bag!
    my co-workers laugh at my great bag …. LOL
    take care, Leslie

  264. slcbby says:

    Thank you for all the links. I have been planning on making the snack bags for a while and really need to get going on them since school starts in a week!

  265. stacy says:

    These lunch bags are cute! I can’t wait to sew some for me and my coworkers!!!!

  266. Yvonne says:

    I am starting a new job Monday. I would love to win the book so I can go in style!

  267. Nadine says:

    Super cute bags!

  268. sewtara says:

    I’m a teacher and my son starts school this year so these tutorials are awesomely timed!! Thanks so much for gathering them all together. I probably wouldn’t have thought to do it myself.

    Also would love to win a book! Who doesn’t need another craft book!? πŸ˜‰

  269. I’ve been wanting to make the perfect lunch bag for quite some time now. Nothing in the stores is quite right. The book looks wonderful!

  270. Steph W says:

    Awesomw collection of tutorials!

  271. Jenn Mc says:

    What a great giveaway to start out the school year!

  272. Thanks for the links! I still owe my brother a lunch bag–I promised him one for Christmas last year but never got around to it!

  273. Paula says:

    I would love to win this book – I could make special lunch bags for the new job I am searching for! Thank you for the giveaway!

  274. Laura says:

    Can’t wait to use some of these tutorials! I am in desperate need of a new, functional bag for my daily lunch.

  275. Marci says:

    Oooh oooh oooh! I want to make a lunch bag or 12! Pick me! Pick me!

  276. Sharon says:

    Wow! what a great book.

  277. Heidi says:

    What great patterns! I need to make one for my husband for work.

  278. TrishB says:

    What a nice assortment of lunch bags!

  279. Sarah says:

    My son starts kindergarten this year and I’d love to start making bags for him.

  280. Wendy says:

    How cool are those!I hope i win!

  281. Julie B. says:

    I would love to win this book and make some lunch boxes. They are too cute!

  282. Java Jane says:

    Those snack bags look intriguing. Anything to get away from plastics…

  283. Anna Redding says:

    Just finished an art smock for my tot – now ready for a lunch bag! These posts are so awesome!

  284. Marcia W. says:

    Cute lunch bags. Saw some info on this book on the ctpub site. Would enjoy this book.

  285. Tabitha says:

    I love the bag from The Long Thread – already had that one saved and even looked up those cute stacking containers she talked about on her blog! I really want to make some reusable snack/sandwich bags this fall for taking on our field trips. Since we are a homeschooling famliy we don’t need to take our lunch as often, but it’s nice to have fun accessories when we do need them!

  286. Thanks for this chance at such a wonderful giveaway

  287. Citra says:

    I’ve just thought that I need a lunch bag to carry my lunch to office and I saw this ! Definitely love the bags. I’m off to see the tutorials (and hope to win ^_^ )

  288. Jess says:

    My husband is in desperate need of a new lunch bag. So are my son and I.

  289. Sara A says:

    Thank you for the tutorials!!

  290. Anna-Marie says:

    Oooh snack bags!! Love those!

  291. Betty says:

    I take my lunch every day-only way to save money and get good nutrition! I re-use my baggies but these ideas will cut that expense out too! (of course, I have all the materials in my stash already!)

  292. Cathy A says:

    That book looks great! I really like the tutorial from Ellen of The Long Thread. Thanks!

  293. Sara says:

    Can I please just say I want to win this? AND ACTUALLY WIN IT!!! jk:)

  294. Kris says:

    I’ve just discovered that I love making bags! Thanks for these great ideas. I love Ellen’s the best – have to go search for some fabric!

  295. Kristina says:

    Such a great ideas!

  296. SheilaC says:

    This is great!! I do need a new lunch bag for when school starts in a few weeks!

    Thank you


  297. Karen says:

    Fantastic! I think the snack bags are first on my list!

  298. Mary Read says:

    Love it!!!

  299. Holly E says:

    Thanks for the tutes! Especially helpful this time of year with school right around the corner.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  300. Liz says:

    I have been looking for some lunch bag tutorials, thanks!

  301. Andrea says:

    Oh wow, I would love to own that book!

  302. lara says:

    I love them. I have just entered into bag making and I am enjoying it. This looks like a great book to extend my skills!

  303. Tina L. says:

    Would be fun to make a selection of lunch bags, pack and freeze them on the weekend and have lunch ready in a jiffy during the week.

  304. Rebecca says:

    Super cute ideas!! I am going to making all of us one (me included) and I love the snack bag idea.

  305. Jessica Norris says:

    This is so neat! With two toddlers, I will be sure to need lots of lunch bags in the next few years! It would be so fun to make them!

  306. dana says:

    My son’s lunchbox just isn’t cutting it…..I would love to win this book so I can make him a new one….and not just try to figure it out and hope I can piece it together!

  307. Krista says:

    I have three little boys starting preschool, kindergarten, and third grade this year. I am going to make them lunch bags even if I don’t win this book but I would use this one if I won it!

  308. Kristi A says:

    I love this! I was just thinking about how I would love to make myself, and my children each lunch bags, and reusable sandwich bags for this school year! Thanks so much for the hook ups!

  309. Rachel Locke says:

    Love those bags. They would get a lot of use at our house!! What a great idea!!

  310. The lunch bag by Helen at the Long Thread is so cute!

  311. Myra says:

    Wow! I love these. Off to browse the tutorials now.

  312. Anne Marie says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials – oh would I love this book!!

  313. danielle allison says:

    fantastic tutorial links – thanks! and the book is already on my wanted list – that would be fantastic!

  314. Kelly Smith says:

    Wow, so many entries! Well, it can’t hurt to try!

  315. stacy says:

    If I had lunch bags that looked like these, my daughter might actually bring her lunch!

  316. Kelly Stockstill says:

    The snack bags are so cute! That would be really cute to send to school with my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kelly S

  317. Pepie says:

    thanks for sharing these wonderful tutorials with us :).

  318. sarah says:

    Thanks–I’ve been looking everywhere for snack bag tutorials!

  319. Christine G says:

    dreaming of lunch bags… and bags for all sorts of other things… i love bags!!

  320. Munaiba says:

    What a great idea!

  321. bimbi says:

    oh i love bags, i hope i can win πŸ™‚

  322. alison says:

    My 6 year old has just told me he doesn’t want his lunch bag I made him this year he wants a store bought one with his favourite super hero on it! I feel rejected! Maybe I need this book to help win him back on to handmade!

  323. Nicole Balazs says:

    I would love to make these!

  324. SewLindaAnn says:

    Thanks for all the lunch bag tutorials, I’m excited to make a couple along with matching snack bags for gifts. I’d love to win the book, it looks like another great selection. I purchased The Little Birds book and love it.

  325. Vanessa says:

    what an awesome set of tutorials! those snack bags are on my list~ thank you

  326. Christine M says:

    What a great idea the lunch and snack bags are!

  327. Joanna says:

    Why were we using paper bags for so long? These are great.

  328. Great timing on the lunch bag round up! Would love to win…

  329. Trudi says:

    Would love to be able to make these for my girls! Fantastic idea and thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!!!

  330. Em says:

    This is so awesome, I was just thinking about how I would love to start making some of those reusable snack bags, and having a lunch bag for my kids without plastic all over it would be great!

  331. Great giveaway, this looks like a fun book!

  332. jill says:

    SO cute! and green…perfect for Christmas gifts!

  333. Beth says:

    Ah – something fun to take back to school!

  334. Deb Cameron says:

    Ooh my neighbourhood sewing group just had a session on sewinng lunch bags so would love to win the book and sew my extended family a bag each, using different patterns and ideas and of course…fabric, fabric, fabric!

  335. Rebecca says:

    I love the idea of reusable lunch bags, but I never seem to get to making them. Maybe winning this book could help that process along πŸ˜‰

  336. Mindy says:

    Oh, my! Can you believe it? Is there anything a sewing machine and a creative mind can’t do?

  337. lisa says:

    Now, I really love these bags!! I was just thinking…how do I make lunch bags??? I hope I win! These are exactly what I was looking for in a bag. Really cute.

  338. Ky says:

    Some of those lunch bags are pretty sweet, I must admit that I have never considered trying to make one of these, I’ve always pruchased my lunch bags. I think it is time to make one.

  339. Perfect timing! I need to get my daughter’s lungh bag made in time for school next month!

  340. Stacey C. says:

    I love the lunch sack from A Lemon Squeezy Home. I ran across it the other day on her blog, and thought it was so cute!

  341. Sarah says:

    I really need to make myself a lunch bag, so this is perfect!

  342. Julie says:

    Wow, I’m so glad I found this site! Can’t wait to try making some of these for gifts. My neices and nephews will love their personalized lunch bags.

  343. Liz Odle says:

    I would so love to win this book I’m always looking for new bag patterns and how fun to make one for my little boy who will be starting school next week.

  344. Adrienne says:

    oh boy. another must have book!

  345. Maria says:

    These are fabulous! I homeschool, but I still think I need to make some of these for field trips and outings!!

  346. Sarah says:

    Oh, thank you for these! I’m getting ready for the school year to start and am happy to have options for a stylish way to bring my lunch.

  347. Pamela says:

    I need to sew some of those reusable snack bags! Thanks for all the tutorials!

  348. Kim says:

    I JUST saw that this book existed and SO wanted it!! Thanks for the chance to win it! How many lunch bags does a family need ?? πŸ™‚

  349. Dorte says:

    Aaaah… these lunchbags are so lovely – I have to start making some! Thanks for posting these!

  350. kim says:

    A different lunch bag for each day of the week. Perfect.

  351. Michele says:

    I tried The Long Thread’s lunch box tutorial today. Fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

  352. Cindy says:

    That book looks wonderful! I am making snack bags for my son this year; my goal is to significantly reduce our use of plastic bags.

  353. Connie says:

    Those reusable snack bags would be fun made of holiday materials and special occasion prints.

  354. Mrs.Pear says:

    Lunch bags are high on my list of things to make right now!

  355. Kimberly says:

    That bag on the cover is too pretty for lunch!

  356. Michelle Balletti says:

    fabulous ideas on reuseable, green, safe for the earth food transportation devices…heeheehee….loved reading them all!!

  357. Deanna says:

    Oh, yes. Lunch bags are one of the last items on my back-to-school list. That would be great!

  358. Amanda H says:

    I LOVE lunch bags! I take my lunch everyday, and I work 6 days a week! I love packing and making lunch and I’m always looking for new and fun ways to make it a little more exciting and visually pleasing.

  359. Brandie says:

    I’ve just found a place locally that sells laminated fabric — I’d love to experiment using it on lunch bags! Although, the one pictured on the front of the book is cute enough to be an everyday purse … hmmmmm … πŸ™‚

  360. Laura James says:

    My 13-year-old wants to make a new lunch bag–this will make it harder to decide which one to make!

  361. Kristy says:

    These are awesome, would love to win this book!

  362. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for this post. Was contemplating buying a lunch bag for my DS, but why buy a cheap generic one, when he can have a personalized one made with love.

  363. Anya says:

    Great tutorials and great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  364. Lesley says:

    Now I know what I want to sew with my Alexander Henry apple and pear fabric!!! Yeah!!!

  365. Vickey Harris says:

    OMG~!!! these lunch bags are awesome. I am desperate need of one these and would love to make one for my daughter and coworkers!!!!

  366. Kristy says:

    I have to spend some time checking these out.

  367. Codecrafter says:

    So many cute lunch bags!!! I really need to make some before I have to start packing lunches for the kiddo!

  368. I would love to win this book, please me enter me

  369. miktha says:

    They are so cute, i never want to make lunch bag before, but seeing those cute lunch bags.. make me to whip up a lunch bag for my kids.

  370. mamabird says:

    I’m already thinking of what I could make for my niece!

  371. Tracey says:

    So wish I had these links a few years ago! πŸ™‚

  372. Sandra :) says:

    When your kids are 20 and 21 and both work on construction sites, you don’t get to make cute little lunch bags, even in “boy” fabric. You get to make fabric bags shaped like plastic grocery bags, but in camoflage fabric ;). Fortunately I have other recipients for whom I can sew the pretty stuff πŸ™‚

  373. Trish says:

    There are so many pretty lunch bags to choose from. Of course a girl can never have too many lunch bags πŸ™‚

  374. Susan says:

    I’ve been on a big lunch bag kick lately, and love the links to the lunch bag tutorials! I’ve made the Vintage Pillowcase Lunchbag, in purple and yellow, for my 8-year-old. I’ve made the Lunchbag Based on a Grocery Sack from the first link collection, as well as several of the Easy Lunchbags from Cotton & Cloud’s website. I give them as gifts and have donated them for fundraiser auctions – they are always a hit. I like making matching fabric napkins and cutlery rolls to go with each set. I add a layer of InsulBrite batting to increase the cold retension.

  375. Alyssa says:

    Thanks for the round up! I need to get some of these made!!

  376. danielle says:

    that pillowcase bag is to die for . . . going to see what I have in my stash right now!

  377. Wow! I love this post! I’m putting it in my favorites!

  378. Jenna Z says:

    Ooh, that is an awesome looking book!

  379. Karly says:

    I’m definitely going to be making some re-usable snack bags!

  380. Adorable lunch bags – so much cuter than back when we brought our lunches to school!

  381. Molly says:

    Give me my own unique lunch bag. I want to stand out! What a great book to own. :o)

  382. Andria says:

    These lunch bags are incredible!

  383. Sally Williams says:

    this is fantastic. I have been looking for a new lunch back pattern to make for every one for fall

  384. Mama Urchin says:

    I’ve made a bunch of snack bags for my kids’ lunches and they are great. The kids really love them too.

  385. Deb Praus says:

    Exactly what I needed for today! You were reading my mind with this post, maybe the heat and humidity are a good conductor for great minds thinking alike. I am headed to the sewing room now.
    Oh and please enter me for the giveaway, I would adore owning this book! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!

  386. Erin says:

    ooh, I love the yellow and brown one — adorable!

  387. Busymom says:

    I love the idea for the reusable snack bags! My 3 kids will all be in college starting later this month. I am going to have time to sew now and I will be making some of the bags.

  388. AnnaLyon says:

    I need to sew one of those to tote my bento box!

  389. Gill says:

    I’d really love to win a copy of this book!!
    It’s not available in the UK until October and I can’t wait that long!!!!!

  390. Kayse says:

    I was just looking for a pattern for these!! Thanks so much for posting this!

  391. Sandra says:

    Perfect timing – I was just looking at oilcloths today and thinking about sewing lunch bags.

  392. kate C. says:

    This reminds me that I have been wanting to make lunch bags for myself and my husband for a while! Maybe I’ll get to that before school starts in the next couple of weeks… Looks like some really neat tutorials here and the book looks awesome! Thanks for the reminder!

  393. Bethany Hannafon says:

    I have been needing a lunch bag and hadn’t found just the right one, now I can make it!

  394. duff says:

    just in time! Thanks, ladies, for all the free, professional pdf’s! I always thought I needed PUL for the snack bags, but I see that both of these are simply heavier inner material. fabulous!

  395. Sherry Rinaldi says:

    These are sooooo cute! I want to make a few right now!!

  396. Juanita says:

    I just wish that such lunch bags would have even been thought of back in my school days! They look great and like they would be such fun to pack.

  397. Suzanne says:

    I really have to make these this year! And some snack bags. Thanks for all the links!

  398. Jan says:

    Lovely selection of lunch pack goodies. Food seems to taste nicer if it’s come out of something equally as yummy!

  399. I can never have enough books. Hoping I win.

  400. Oh my gosh! this just reminded me of the perfect thing to make for my friend’s kids for back to school!
    Thanks, I would love and (wear out) the book immediately!

  401. JJ says:

    I’ll have to check out these link!

  402. Jenny says:

    i love the idea of gift giving lunch bags!!!

  403. Joanna says:

    Seriously?!? No one else wants this book? How is that possible, when I want to make everything I’ve seen from it…?

  404. Natacha says:

    We homeschool, but lunchbags are always useful for field trips, or for my food allergic son’s meals.

  405. Wendy says:

    Very cool–I especially love the one from The Long Thread, and now I don’t have to go search for a tutorial on snack bags. Thanks!

  406. thursday says:

    This book looks like so much fun! I would love to add it to my crafty library.

  407. Susan says:

    I love the look of all these alternatives to the plain brown bag and plastic disposable bags.

  408. Becky says:

    My husband has been using the SAME plastic Barnes and Noble sack for 10 months. It has a small hole so we are careful to wrap his silverware in the napkin before placing it in the bag. He just got a new job and I am determined to make him a manly lunch bag to carry each day. This will fit the bill. I’ll pick a masculine fabric and go for it!

  409. Kara says:

    How cool! I need a new lunch bag…

  410. carrie says:

    i’d love to win this book. may just have to buy it if i don’t win. i love lunch bags. i had planned to make some for my teacher friends as going back to school gifts. but my sew machine had to go in for repairs. maybe it was meant to be so i could get new ideas first.

  411. Jen says:

    Those look fabulous! I would love to win a copy!

  412. Stephanie says:

    I love lunchbags. I bring a lunch from home every day to work. It would be great fun to make up a bunch of these. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  413. What a brilliant giveaway! I’ve been wanting to make lunch bags for some time now!

  414. Shelly says:

    These lunch bags are lovely! I am wishing I hadn’t already ordered my kids’…. I still need to make one for me and the hubs, though. πŸ™‚

  415. Erin says:

    oh that will be such a fun day when i get to make my 15 month old a lunch bag…cute!

  416. QSOgirl says:

    great selection of tutorials πŸ™‚ I’ll be bookmarking these!

  417. Tonnia Williams says:

    would love to make some lunch bags. I plan to go one step futher and recycle some chick starter feed bags for the out side. It is waterproof material with the cutest chick on it.

  418. Amy calahan says:

    We have been searching for the perfect lunchbox. Something both she and I can agree on….so far nothing. I hadn’t thought of trying to make one.

  419. Rachel says:

    Those are really cute. My son needs a new lunch bag, those are great inspiration.

  420. Joy says:

    Looks like a neat book!

  421. Courtney says:

    I love the lunch sack.

  422. Katie says:

    This book would most certainly help me accomplish a long list of “to do’s”.Thanks for the opportunity!

  423. bruinbr says:

    SO many cute designs and I love the reusable snack bags! Have to whip up a few for my dd!

  424. Deb DeChurch says:

    I’m still carrying my lunch to work in icky plastic grocery bags! I’d love to win the book and make myself something cute to carry lunch in.

  425. Christine says:

    I LOVE the lunch bag concept! maybe if I owned this book, I wouldn’t have such a hard time sewing them (wink wink)

  426. Lisa Ann Alexakis says:

    This book looks cool! I would love to win a copy.

  427. Hannah says:

    Yeah for personalized lunch bags!

  428. Barbara says:

    oooohh! I’ve been wanting to make myself a pretty new lunch bag for ages now! This may be JUST the motivation I needed to finally do this project! LOL

  429. Robin E. says:

    Oh, I love bags, and free tutorials are even better. That book thought… Oh, I’d love to get a copy of that book!

  430. Stacey says:

    those look awesome!!! i sure would love to win a copy of that book, thank you

  431. Dawn A. says:

    Need to make some new lunchboxes for my kids and these are some great ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

  432. Amy says:

    I would love this book! I love making lunch bags and would enjoy some new ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  433. Danielle says:

    Wow, I never knew there was a book just about lunch bags! Since my lunches generally require a backpack to hold it all this book would be a wonderful thing!

  434. Amy says:

    Oooh… I’ve been thinking I should make a reusable sandwich bag. Perfect timing! Thanks!

  435. katie b says:

    would love to have this! What a great gift idea!

  436. Meghann says:

    The lunch bag by Ellen of The Long Thread is so cheery, I think I want one for me. I work from home but I think the dog will be jealous.

  437. Julie W says:

    Cute lunch bags!!

  438. Veronica says:

    These pics make me want to go back to school!

  439. Mama Lusco says:

    Thanks for the links! The book looks like a fun addition to my sewing collection.

  440. Narelle says:

    Me please!! πŸ™‚

  441. Cary says:

    I made a lunch bag last year, and have loved using it. It’s so much better than the old plastic grocery store bag I used to use! πŸ™‚

  442. Somer says:

    I have been wanting to make lunch bags for my girls.

  443. Gina says:

    Only today I was thinking how much I need a new bag for my actual crochet project.

  444. Jaime B says:

    Sweet – what a great idea as summer comes to a close and we’re all busily preparing for the kids to go back to school

  445. amy says:

    so fun! and practical, too!

  446. Sherpa says:

    Lunch Bags! I’ve been meaning to make one for a while!

  447. Ooooh, I love bags and all these look fabulous! What a stylish way to brown bag!


  448. Kat Mew says:

    I recently found an oil cloth covered with the cutest spaceships and little boy astronauts…Can’t wait to make a lunch bag or two for the kiddies. oh yeah!

  449. kim says:

    just want i needed for the upcoming school year!

  450. PeachRainbow says:

    They all look lovely!

  451. deborah says:

    please enter me! thank you. this is a great post…

  452. Love the lunchbags – good idea for Christmas sewing! Thanks.

  453. Gina F says:

    I love the reusable snack bags–look forward to making some for my snackers.

  454. This is such a great idea… thank you for sharing the tutorials and for the chance to win. I posted on FB so my friends can see too.

  455. Susan C. says:

    These are prettier than the brown paper sacks I used to use as a child, and just way, way better than the grocery store sacks I’m currently reusing!

  456. Krystina says:

    Ahhh I was looking for that snack bag pattern! Thanks.

  457. Megan says:

    Very nice.

  458. Addy says:

    Fun! I’d love to try some of these!

  459. Evelyn Dalton says:

    thank you for such wonderful tutorials!! i can hardly wait to make these!!

  460. Melanie says:

    So cute! I’ve been wanting to try some snack bags for my son’s lunch box. Thanks for the inspiration!

  461. Suzanne says:

    What lovely tutorials. I’m so intrigued by the snack bags. I might have to make some for my own lunch!

  462. sharmie says:

    wow! i love all these bags. i can’t wait to make one–i’m getting really into making my own bags, it’s suprisingly easy to do. thanks for sharing this great giveaway!

  463. Kate says:

    Now this is something I want to make for school!

  464. sy says:

    the lunch and snack bags are so cute. i want to make one so i can stop using the large grocery bag for lunch bag. thanks for the tutorials.

  465. Shannon H says:

    I have two preschoolers and a 1st grader that would love for me to put this book to use! Thanks for the links to the other tutorials!

  466. Jennifer G says:

    I’ve never heard of this book before! What great and useful projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

  467. Jeanne W. says:

    These are darling lunch bags. I have to admit, I’ve never made one before. But with 3 grandchildren taking their lunches to school, I think I just might!

  468. Jeannette Hatos says:

    I love ideas that incorporate great flair with earth saving. Thank you for bring these ideas to us.

  469. pia says:

    Great!!! I was desperately trying to find hoy to make a lunck bag for my daughter, one that she can carry in her bike… I think I have found just what I need here!!!

  470. Kristin says:

    what an interesting book – I can think of lots of uses for lunch boxes other than lunch!

  471. Ange says:

    I’ve been trying to decide if I should make lunch boxes for my four this year – this book would solve that problem!!

  472. so we added chickens says:

    I remember carrying a fabric lunch sack modeled on a paper bag to school when I was young. It was seen as quirky then; little did they know that I was just ahead of the times!

  473. Sarah says:

    I would love to win this!

  474. Morgan says:

    Oh what a great idea! I could make lots of manly ones for my hubby too, so he wouldn’t keep using the same icky plastic bag over and over and over.

  475. Zulema says:

    Thanks for posting these great tuts! Ò˜º

  476. EK says:

    I LOVE BAGS! Any kind of bag that is cute and practical. I also love making bags (although I haven’t mastered it yet)!

  477. Aberdonian says:

    I’m bookmarking this entry as I need to make myself a lunchbag for the new year.

  478. Amy Sp says:

    I think I might want to try Ellen’s tutorial. Thanks for the link!

  479. laura says:

    I love lunch bags! Those are so cute πŸ™‚

  480. Tammy says:

    Just too cute, all of them!

  481. Christine says:

    I love these! I am always saying that this will be the year I make my kids a lunch box….

  482. Karen says:

    Love!!! So many cute lunch bags!

  483. erinmalia says:

    Just in time! My lunch bag is coming apart. Now, which to make?

  484. Katie B. says:

    Cute ideas! Love the Lemon Squeezy one.

  485. Samina says:

    That sounds like a fun set of projects. I’d love to win the book.

  486. Kristin says:

    How fun! I could definitely use some of those patterns!

  487. Starjumper says:

    I have the perfect Elmo/lunch fabric that I’ve been wanting to make a lunchbag out of, but I hadn’t found the right one! Thank you so much!

  488. Patty says:

    I would love to win the book, Lunch Bags!. I’ve always wanted to make my own lunch bag but was afraid they were too complicated.

  489. Wendy says:

    I love lunch bags! I’ve been eyeing the idea of making some for awhile. Came across some super cute fabric the other day and this might be perfect.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  490. Liz says:


  491. Amy says:

    This book is making me wish I worked outside of my home. I’d love to take a lunch bag like this to work with me. Would it be wrong to start packing my lunch and bringing it upstairs to my office with me?

  492. Anne Gaber says:

    how cute are these! I love them all.

  493. Jennifer says:

    I’m going to make one of these lunch bags for my little kindergartener this weekend! She needs one and we can’t find one she likes.

  494. Brooke says:

    My son starts all-day preschool this year. It would be great to have a lunch bag like this for him that I can pack his lunch in.

  495. HopiQ says:

    Love the lunch bag tutorials! What cute ideas. The book looks fab!!!

  496. Shanea says:

    I have making a lunch bag on my ever-growing to do list!

  497. Sonja says:

    What a great give away, this would be fun to make.

  498. Megan says:

    Eeek! I’ve made some snack sacks for my kiddos
    but I really want to graduate to full-on lunch bags and these are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

  499. lucy says:

    Love this opportunity! If I don’t win the book, I will ask my library to buy it! I am planning to make my aunt a lunchbag for Christmas — just have to find the right pattern!

  500. Keri says:

    What a fun idea! I love the lunch bags, and I would have never thought of the reusable snack bags!

  501. Katy Yo says:

    I would love to get (or make!) some of those reusable snack bags. Throwing out plastic bags is so hard for me.

  502. Kate says:

    I love the reusable snack bags. Such a good idea instead of reusing ziploc bags. I also love the idea of choosing your own fabric design to make a custom lunch bag! How great is that?

  503. Jamie says:

    Super cute ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  504. Michelle says:

    I made Elizabeth’s pillowcase lunchbag last year for my daughter, and it’s been just great. Need to make some snack bags this year, and fast, because school starts in a week and a half!

  505. Linda Fecht says:

    This would be so awesome.

  506. MeganAnne says:

    That book would be perfect! I’m in much need of a new, snazzy lunch bag.

  507. Regina says:

    Thanks for the great roundup of bags -now I need to pick the best pattern to send my little guy off to Kindergarten with a new stylish lunch bag!!!

  508. Maggie says:

    I have been stuck on a lunch bag pattern for a while. Hopefully these tutorials will help! Thanks!

  509. Heather H. says:

    They are all super cute! Which one to make first??

  510. Kati says:

    I have those reusable snack bags on my list of things I want to make! I must find time to sew!!!

  511. Tina says:

    Thanks so much for this! Definitely helpful this time of year!!

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