Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lunchbag #1

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Last winter my kids bought me an insulated lunch bag for my new job.  However, we have a very nice employee kitchen with use of a refrigerator.  I find that I put my food into the fridge and I don't need to carry the bulk of an insulated lunch bag every day.

So, because I have been in love with making bags of every sort - such as here,...  I decided I would try my hand at a lunchbag.  

It is simple and in the shape of a paper lunch sack. You can look below and see that the bottom is done the same way that you would do a simple tote bag (or a car trash bag, if you are like me and you LOVE totes).

The lunch sack tutorial uses a button for closure, and I love the look.  You can see the loop here, sewn to the top, used to attach to the button.

I will be making a lot more of these!  But I'm going to make them larger. 

I placed a pocket on the front of mine, mostly for decoration, but I thought it would come in handy for some change for the soda machine! Here it is below with a matching keychain.

I hope you get the chance to be creative today!

ThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 31


  1. What a cute little lunchbag! I love the button closure, so cute!

  2. While it is a lovely bag, I wonder if you shouldn't have named it "avoidance"? Just curious and teasing hehehehe

  3. Thanks, guys, for commenting - and, um, yes, Rhonda, I will name this bag "avoidance" and say it is immediate gratification! lol

  4. very cute:) I am your newest follower from the hop, check me out at whenever you can

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  6. SO cute! Love your blog! We host a linky party "Help a Momma Out Tuesdays" on our blog and this would be a perfect link up! Please feel free to add it on Tuesday ;) We would appreciate it!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!

    I'm your newest follower ;)

  7. Newest follower from the Thrifty Thursday Blog hop... would love for you to consider following me back xo

  8. Love this lunchbag and the matching key chain! :) Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you will join us again tomorrow!

  9. I had been looking for some ideas on making a lunch bag! I am glad I found your blog! I am visiting from J&M's Eye Candy and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have a great week and I see you around my blog soon!

  10. How adorable & practical! Would love to take my lunch to work in that! Thanks for visiting me & I'm following now!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  11. I have never thought about a fabric lunch bag. Such a great idea!!! Not only is it cute but it is also a great way of going green. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

    I found your cute blog via J&M'S Eye Candy

  12. SO much cuter than the ghetto brown paper bags I send with my kids. Plus reusable! Perfect :) Thanks for sharing and linking up with us this week :) Hope you will come and party with us again soon.


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