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

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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Comments

    • Christel Krahe
    Reply

    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.

    • erica
    Reply

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

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