This quick and easy lunch sack can be made in a snap. The bag is much stronger than a standard paper bag yet its single layer of fabric keeps this project very simple.
Fabric Lunch Bag
By Patti Milazzo
- Ideal for cutting fabric strips or small squares
- Made of 3 mm-thick acrylic for lasting durability
- Lifetime warranty
- Coastal Colors Acrylic Ruler (3" x 18")
- Extra-large mat provides ample space for all your fabric-cutting needs
- Self-healing mat provides a cutting surface that lasts longer than others
- Easy-to-read measuring grid on both sides means you can turn the mat over for double the usage
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree bias lines make creating triangle and star shapes easy
- Store flat away from sunlight, heat and cold
- Clean with warm water and mild soap
- Lifetime warranty
- Self Healing Cutting Mat: Large (24" x 36")
Easy to read and durable.
Extra-large mat give you plenty of room to work.
1/4 to 1/2 yard of fabric
7" of ribbon
Best of all, it's reusable and easy to fold up and tuck away when you're done with it.
1. Cut 2 – 12 inch x 16 inch pieces of fabric. Have the right sides facing each other.
2. Cut out 3 inch squares from the bottom two corners. I used the corner of my acrylic ruler to measure the area.
3. Fold down the top edge twice and press flat to create a finished edge at the bags opening. Do this to both top edges.
4. Pin the sides and machine stitch down each side.
5. Stitch a top seam around the top edge of the opening of the bag.
6. Stitch across the shortened bottom edge.
7. With the bag still inside out, flatten the bottom to make the open edges and the seams from the bottom and side meet on each side. Stitch across each bottom side. The bag will fold just like a regular paper bag.
8. Turn the bag right side out.
9. Securely stitch a looped piece of ribbon to the inside top edge of the bag’s opening.
10. Stitch a large button just below the top edge of the other side to complete the bag.