I don’t know about you, but the reusable lunch bags you can buy aren’t made for healthy lunches — they are the size of a sandwich and a bag of chips. I like to take a big salad for lunch and wanted a bigger and cute lunch bag! Here is how I made a DIY lunch bag that fits what I like to take for lunch.
I wanted to draft my own pattern, that I’m sharing with you. It really came together quickly and I’m ready to make another!
What materials are best for an insulated lunch bag?
There are several ways to use this DIY lunch bag pattern. You can draw just the lining fabric pattern. Layer two pieces of fabric at least 2-inches larger on all sides than the pattern with one layer of insulated batting in between the fabrics. Remember to make the fabric sandwich big enough to place the pattern on the fold! Quilt this sandwich of fabrics and batting. Then cut out the bag and put together as outlined above. This would make an insulated lunch bag.
How do I make a lined lunch bag?
Follow the directions above. Have some fun with the lining. I was kinda boring with this bag, but you can use all kinds of different prints or colors to bring a smile to the persons face who is opening the bag at lunch time!
How can I make a lunch bag a different size?
Feel free to adjust the measurements for you! This pattern makes a lunch bag that is about 12-inches wide by 3-inches deep and 7-inches tall.