30+ Lunch Bags, Sacks & Accessories: {Free Patterns}

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Here is a large collection of free patterns and tutorials for bags, totes and sacks that you can use (again and again) for carrying your lunch. Not only do they cut down on waste, they’re super cute too! There’s also a nice collection of reusable wraps and pouches (for sandwiches and treats) listed at the bottom. Enjoy!

etsy.com

etsy.com

With DIY Recipe Sheet Fabric: Vintage recipes are printed on fabric, such a creative idea!

With Webbing Strap: This is fully lined, insulated and fastens with a magnetic snap at the top.

thelongthread.com

thelongthread.com

madebylex.com

madebylex.com

Recycled: Made with fused plastic, pieces are serged together (or use a zig-zag stitch), fabric handle and velcro closure.

Zipped Top: Features a generous size with sturdy handle made with webbing and zippered top closure.

blissfulbyquenna.blogspot.ca

blissfulbyquenna.blogspot.ca

lemonsqueezyhome.com

lemonsqueezyhome.com

Washable Lining: Lined with PUL or some other kind of plastic fabric so they’re wipeable (and even throw in the wash). Curved top flap with velcro closure.

Felted: This knitted number is adorable! Fold over top with a purse fastener or button closure.

knitty.com

knitty.com

seekatiesew.blogspot.ca

seekatiesew.blogspot.ca

Pretty Linen: Simple project that features a lovely row of fabric patches, fold top with snaps closure.

Square Bottom Hobo Style: Very cute, lined and is tied closed “hobo-style”.

sewingnotions.blogspot.ca

sewingnotions.blogspot.ca

zakkainspired.blogspot.ca

zakkainspired.blogspot.ca

Bento: Customized to fit a bento box and can be embellished with bows if you like.

Apple Printed: Made with old jeans, apple design is stamped on with a cut apple and some paint.

innerchildfun.com

innerchildfun.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Back To School: Cute with fold over flap and button closure. The tutorial is available but if you want the embroidery design, there is a cost to purchase it.

Mushroom or Owl: Very cute characters, nice set of instructions available.

lemonsqueezyhome.com

lemonsqueezyhome.com

sewingdork.blogspot.ca

sewingdork.blogspot.ca

Upholstery Fabric: Sturdier and finished with bias tape.

Bento Box Carrier: Intended for dry goods only.

larkcrafts.com

larkcrafts.com

familyfun.go.com

familyfun.go.com

Reusable Container: Made from an empty plastic milk jug! Secured in place with Velcro Dots.

Insulated With Strap Buckle: Made with laminated cotton, thermal batting, PUL waterproof lining, polyester webbing, 1″ side release buckle, fusible seam tape and double fold bias binding.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com

bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com

Cute Enough To Eat: You’ll need Insul bright, belting and features a button & loop closure.

Oilcloth: Lined with thin batting and plastic fabric (designer used shower curtain material), has a velcro strip closure.

tumblingblocks.net

tumblingblocks.net

instructables.com

instructables.com

Recycled Juice Pouch: Now here’s something that turns “trash” into “treasure”…sew together washed & cleaned juice pouches to make this. Ribbon handle with velcro closure. Cute & colorful!

Insulated: Looks like two separate pieces but the drawstring lining is attached.

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Assorted Pieces

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

Sandwich Wrap: Made with polyurethane laminated fabric and features a velcro closure.

DIY Set: Two quick sets of instructions for making a lunch sack (using old jeans) and a sandwich wrap (fabric napkin with velcro closure).

makeandtakes.com

makeandtakes.com

boltneighborhood.com

boltneighborhood.com

Napkins: This is a great way to cut back on paper and use some fabric scraps.

Sandwich & Snacks: Lined with freezer safe plastic, keeps items tucked inside by a foldover tuck.

soyouthinkyourecrafty.com

soyouthinkyourecrafty.com

wewilsons.blogspot.ca

wewilsons.blogspot.ca

Snack Pouches: These have a velcro closure.

For Sandwiches: Cute! Made using a piece of material and pocket cut from khaki pants and features velcro closure.

noodle-head.com

noodle-head.com

zitzmanfam.blogspot.ca

zitzmanfam.blogspot.ca

With Windows: Made using material from a vinyl tablecloth, has a velcro closure and can feature a “window” so you can see what’s inside.

Sandwich Cozy: Wrap with velcro closure, lined with fusible interfacing.

smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.ca

smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.ca

lisaclarke.net

lisaclarke.net

Napkins: Attach personalized labels to keep track of them (optional).

Recycles Mylar Packaging: These reuse mylar packaging from commercial snack foods.

frenchsleepdeprivationstudy.blogspot.ca

frenchsleepdeprivationstudy.blogspot.ca

progressivepioneer.com

progressivepioneer.com

Zipped: Lined with wipeable plastic table cloth pieces, zips closed.

Zah Pocket: Lined with Insul-Fleece to help keep food warm, finished size measures 6.5″ x 9″.

stashbooksblog.com

stashbooksblog.com

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Published: October 16, 2009
Updated: January 8, 2013

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2 Comments to “30+ Lunch Bags, Sacks & Accessories: {Free Patterns}”
  1. Christel Krahe says:

    I work in an elem. School lunch program, and while these are all GREAT! We find half of that in the garbage, including retainers. Not knowing who they belong to they are left there. I would like to know if you have as great a pattern for fanny packs. Thanks.

  2. erica says:

    i wish i found these in the garbage all the time! thanks for the links :)


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