One Lunch Bag became 2 :-)

It’s a wonder how a person can get addicted to making something.

I had a custom order from a friend to make her a lunch bag… It’s a pretty common pattern, a bit Japanese-y… or perhaps even Chinese-y style… She wanted the bag to fit the Tupperware container about 8″ (l) x 4.5″ (w) x 3″ (h) size. So off I went a measuring and a cutting…

Here’s the outcome 🙂

Lunch Bag - rainbow piglets

Looks great! I love the look when the drawstring is pulled together and the body of bag becomes like it has pleates at the top.
Lunch Bag - rainbow piglets

Then… off I went to make another one…

Lunch Bag - polka giraffes

…this time I made the top cover (drawstring section) a little wider than the previous one. You can see from the photo that when you close the body of the bag it does not pull in so much on the top (no pleats look), and the bag keeps its shape – this way you don’t have to worry about taller stuff like bottle/mugs tipping off when you pull the drawstring.

Lunch Bag - polka giraffes

Bottom square 9″ (l)  x 4.5″ (w)
Height of body 5″
1 pocket inside 7″ (l) x 4.5″ (h)
Straps 15″ end to end

Batting all over the body ~ can keep food cozy.

*In the photo, is my favourite yellow bento containers!!!  The food container is 480ml and the water container is 500ml, pockets for cutleries.
Lunch Bag - polka giraffes

Want one for your kids? Custom order are most welcome!  {I’ll be making the 2nd version with larger drawstring portion}



  1. Silvia | | Reply

    Adorei suas bags, são lindas, práticas. Estava procurando algo pra fazer pra minha filha, porque todas as lancheiras que compro, ela acaba sujando ou estragando, não tem muito cuidado sabe?
    E lancheiras compradas prontas, por aqui, demoram muito pra secar ao sol, mas achei sua ideia muito boa, colocarei em prática em breve.
    Muito obrigada por compartilhar suas ideias!
    Bjs e bom final de semana!!

  2. jacqueline | | Reply

    These are really adorable! I love lunch bags. 🙂 Hope you are having a wonderful sunday! Love to you!

  3. Bev C | | Reply

    Hello Grace,

    A wonderful job on the lunch bag, I adore the giraffe material,very cute.
    Happy days.

  4. Silvia | | Reply

    Voltei pra dizer que fiz uma bolsa pra minha filha, como lancheira para a escola, coloquei feltro no meio dos tecidos, mas meu acabamento ficou horrível!
    Será que preciso treinar mais?!

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