One our way to work recently, we found a tear in the simple plastic bag we usually throw our packed lunch into and realized that some of our snacks had fallen out! We decided right then and there that it was time to re-strategize how we get our food to work. Sure, we could just buy a lunch bag at a store, but why not make one ourselves since sewing is one of our favourite things in the world? We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for great adult lunch bag tutorials ever since.
1. How to sew an insulated lunch bag
We’re huge fans of the idea of sewing an insulated lunch bag because lining it with some type of insulation helps keep your cold items cool and your warmer items warm! E-How shows you how to do it using a contrasting colour or pattern of fabric on the outside for character. It even shows you how to make a matching miniature lined snack bag that closes with a flap!
2. Velcro flap lunch bag
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY bags that close with a simple flap because you find them the easiest to both make and use? In that case, we have s feeling you’ll get a real kick out of the way Ginia18 made this wonderfully patterned version that flaps closed and fastens in place with Velcro. This pattern would look great in any colour, if you ask us.
3. Drawstring style lunch tote
Perhaps you’re looking for something that will simultaneously hold your food inside the bag a little more steadfastly than you’ve seen so far but that will also look quite stylish and be easy to use? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Craft Passion made this drawstring style lunch tote that’s a little more challenging on your sewing skills but not too hard in the end.
4. Easy lightweight zippered lunch bag
Perhaps the lunches you take with you are quite small and you really just need a simple sac to put things in that’s easy to carry and close and light to carry? Well, we’re not sure you’ll have to look much further than this light zippered lunch bag outlined step by step on Dream A Little Bigger! Their pattern is shockingly simple to do and very well laid out.