It’s time to head back to school with a delicious lunch in hand! You can whip up several of these easy and useful Quilted Lunch Totes with the PDF pattern and tutorial from the Green Bag Lady, also known as Teresa VanHatten-Granath. Teresa is the wonder behind the Green Bag Lady movement, an eco-friendly art project started in 2008 resulting in over 24,000 reusable fabric shopping bags for people all over the world.

Teresa’s an inspiration to us here at Sew Mama Sew. She worked with us on our Green Grocery Bag Challenge in 2010 and often gives away hundreds of bags in our Giveaway Days. Teresa has a new TeresaMade shop for you to check out. She’s also giving away FIVE organic lunch tote sets and FIVE organic cotton shopping bags at Green Bag Lady! Hurry over to take a look!

Download your Quilted Lunch Tote PDF Pattern + Tutorial from Teresa VanHatten-Granath and use your new tote every day. You can easily throw these in the wash so they’re perfect for school lunches. Everyone will want one for work too!

Looking for more lunch bag ideas? Try our Easy Embroidered Lunch Bag + Napkin, Lunch Bucket Bags and Insulated Lunch Sack.