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15+ Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns

Get ready for on-the-go lunches at school or work with these creative and free lunch bag sewing patterns!

By: Kristen Auletto, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated February 08, 2022
15 Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns

Tired of throwing away all of those brown paper sacks and plastic baggies?

Check out this collection, 15+ 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.

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Fun DIY Lunch Bags

When the summer heat cools off and school supply ads begin to barrage your online searches, it's time to prepare for the 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 below), to owl applique designs, this list has every pattern for every kid's (or your) 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.

DIY Upcycled Milk Jug Lunch Bag

If your family loves to go out on picnics, then you know how difficult it can be to lug around all of your food! No sewing is required to make your own lunch bag using this simple tutorial. This unique bag even comes with its own utensil and napkin holder.

Mushroom or Owl Lunch Sack

How fun are these little sacks? 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.

Colorful No Sew Lunch Bag

This tutorial will show you how to make a lunch box without one stitch of thread. Made completely with duct tape, this DIY lunch box is both sturdy and roomy.

Classy Lunch Bag Ideas

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 below), 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.

Insulated Grocery Bag Pattern

This DIY grocery bag is perfect for bringing home those frozen items or packing a picnic. Learn how to make a bag you will use again and again with this large lunch/grocery bag pattern.

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.

Reusable Lunch Bag

Pack your, or your kid's lunch in a neat and fun way with this DIY lunch bag. Forget about disposable sandwich bags or bulky tin containers and make yourself a reusable lunch bag instead. It's more environmentally friendly, easier to carry, and more fun to make!

Easy 30 Minute Bento Bag

You can use these bento bags for bulk shopping, gift wrapping, a lunch box, and even a camera bag. It's so versatile and incredibly pretty (yet simple). You won't know how much you needed one...or more...of these until you make one yourself.

Reusable Snack Bags & Cutlery Holders

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 below), thereby making breakable plastic forks a thing of the past. Change the way you pack meals with this ingenious lunch gear pattern collection!

Cutlery Zip Bag

How lovely would it be to have a pencil case-shaped cutlery bag, with a beautiful print of a knife and fork? Lined with shower curtain fabric, just in case there is nowhere to wash up.

Snack Bags

Snack bags are always useful when dining on the go. Make your own to use and reuse for a green alternative to ziploc bags. Use this beginner sewing project to get started.

Reusable Fabric Sandwich and Snack Bags

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

15 Minute Fabric Lunch Wrap

Stop spending money on plastic sandwich bags and instead pack lunches in this eco-friendly 15-minute fabric lunch wrap.

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.

Reusable Snack Bags

Sewing reusable snack bags are fun, practical, and crazy easy! This quick and simple tutorial is for cute DIY reusable snack bags that are waterproof, reusable, and food safe!

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