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14+ Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns

Get ready for back to school season with these DIY lunch box ideas!

By: Kristen Auletto, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
14 Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns

Tired of throwing away all of those brown paper sacks and plastic baggies? Check out this collection, 14+ Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns, to be environmentally friendly and carry your lunch in style. These free sewing tutorials are easy, useful, and so much more affordable and adorable than buying a generic, overpriced lunch box from the store. A DIY Lunch Bag is a great way to get your kids ready to go back to school.

They will love carrying their food in customizable, adorable sacks, which will eliminate the need for expensive plastic baggies. Not only are these sewing solutions budget-friendly, but they're also eco-friendly! Even your sandwich bags can be reusable with these great patterns. These reusable lunch bags aren't just for kids, though. You can make one for yourself too! Make yourself a pretty lunch sack that is so chic and unique, no one will believe that you made it yourself. Learn how to make a lunch bag to make lunchtime the best part of the day.

DIY Lunch Bags for Back to School Season

Colorful No Sew Lunch Bag

When the summer heat cools off and school supply ads begin to barrage your online searches, it's time to prepare for back to school season. The best way to do it? By learning how to make a lunch box, of course! With lunch bag patterns these stylish, your kids will never forget their lunches on the kitchen counter.

From brilliant duct tape creations, like the Colorful No Sew Lunch Bag (shown), to owl applique designs, this list has every pattern for every kid's personal style. Customize each design with monograms, hand-selected quilting patterns, and fabric type. Your kids will be the stars of lunchtime with these reusable bags!

  • Clear As Day Vinyl Lunch Bag

    Whether you make this DIY lunch tote for a grade-schooler or an adult, it's incredibly helpful. Not only can you save a boatload of cash by substituting disposable paper bags with this one, you can easily control messy spills thanks to the vinyl body of this bag.

  • Snack Time DIY Sewn Bag

    Moms who want to be eco-conscious are going to absolutely love this sewn bag pattern. These insulated little wonders are the perfect addition to a DIY lunch bag pattern and are easy to make.

  • Mushroom or Owl Lunch Sack

    The kids will love this adorable sewn craft. For a fun way to enjoy lunch, make this whimsical lunch sack. It's a great way to go green and save all those plastic bags.

  • Mini Quilt Lunch Sack

    Since you can turn a lovely mini quilt into anything, why not create something beautiful and useful? This project requires little fabric and time but delivers a lunch tote that's great for your midday meal on the go.

  • Insulated Bag Tutorial

    This fabulous tutorial is a great way to sew your own lunch bag. A reusable lunch tote is an easy, inexpensive way to ensure that your children go to school or to play in style.

Lunch Bag Ideas for Adults

Insulated Grocery Bag Pattern

DIY lunch bags don't just have to be for kids. In fact, with lunch bag patterns this elegant, sleek, and stylish, any adult would love to tote them around wherever they go! Bring these easy-to-carry creations to work and save bundles of money on eating out, or take them along on day trips to keep anti-hangry snacks at the ready.

These DIY lunch sacks aren't just for taking your lunch with you, either. Ingenious patterns, like the Insulated Grocery Bag Pattern (shown), can even be used to carry perishables and chilled foods from the supermarket without melting in the back seat of your car! Learn how to make a lunch bag, and you won't believe how much easier your life will become.

  • Stylish Lunch Sack

    The next time noon rolls around, you'll be happily debuting your new, stylish lunch sack! Check out this tutorial and find out how to make a lunch bag that's reusable, eye-pleasing, and easy to make.

  • Oilcloth Lunch Tote Tutorial

    Instead of bringing a new bag every day, reuse the same lovely one you've created. This tutorial will lead you through all the steps of making this awesome sewing project.

  • Reusable Lunch Bag

    If you want to help the environment, consider swapping plastic bags for this reusable lunch bag. All you need is this free sewing craft pattern to get you started.

  • Lunch Tote with Handles

    This simple fat quarter tote bag is a great and practical project for just about anyone, and it is an easy tote to make. To create your own, simply download the PDF pattern and scale it to whatever size you want.

  • Lunch Sack

    Pack your kids a lunch they'll love in a lunch sack they'll love even more. Now you can put TLC in their lunch box too, when you use this free, easy sewing pattern to make going back-to-school just a little easier.

How to Make Reusable Snack Bags and Other Lunch Gear

Cutlery Zip Bag

Though it's important to have a full-sized bag to carry your homemade sandwiches, apples, and sweet treats, what about your other lunch gear? Whether you're looking for a bite-sized reusable snack bag or a Velcro-fastened lunch wrap, this list has patterns for you!

You'll be able to individually wrap all of your lunchtime snacks in eco-friendly reusable bags so that you won't have to spend a fortune on disposable plastic baggies. Can you imagine the savings? You can even make a pouch for your cutlery using patterns like the Cutlery Zip Bag (shown), thereby making breakable plastic forks a thing of the past. Change the way you pack meals with this ingenious lunch gear pattern collection!

  • Reusable Fabric Sandwich and Snack Bags

    These are not only good for the environment, but they're also adorable and budget-friendly. Follow this tutorial to learn how to make reusable snack bags that will add smiles to lunchtime.

  • Ultimate Reusable Snack Bag

    This reusable snack bag tutorial will teach you how to make an awesome machine-washable snack bag that you can use over and over. Whether you're packing a sandwich lunch or need a place to store your snacks, this snack bag is the perfect size.

  • 15 Minute Fabric Lunch Wrap

    With just 15 minutes you can make this sewn project that's good for the environment and your wallet! Stop spending money on plastic sandwich bags and instead pack lunches in this 15-minute fabric lunch wrap.

What type of bag patterns would you like to see on AllFreeSewing? Let us know below in the comments!

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