If we all made just one lunch bag to give this holiday season think of how many brown bags (trees) we’d save! Think of all the lunches made just a bit better with a bright, cheerful bag! Kids love these but adults do too. Do you know anyone who’d like extra incentive to pack a lunch (and save a little money in the process)? Forget just one… Let’s all make several!
Oilcloth Lunch Bags
Tracy from Jumilla Bugs used both oilcloth and vinyl-coated fabric to make these lunch bags. She shares her technique with you in her Lunch Sack Tutorial.
Back to School Lunch Bags
This is not really a tutorial (!) but the idea was so great we had to pass it along. Bookmark it and use tomorrow’s tote tutorials as the starting point for Quenna of Blissful‘s great approach: Back to School Lunch Sack Idea. Quenna adds that she’s a life-long crafter, a stay-at-home mom of two girls, an obsessed wallet designer with an Etsy shop and a “major fabric hoarder!”
Lunch Bag Based on a Grocery Sack
Mary Beth of Supa Fine wanted a lunch sack that was roomy, accommodating and reusable so she designed this to suit her (and possibly your?!) needs: Lunch Bag Based on a Grocery Sack Tutorial.
Oilcloth Lunch Bags
Dorie from Tumbling Blocks made this lunch bag with a lot of hope (see her blog entry) and passed her approach onto you with this Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

In Town Bags

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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