Sew your own lunch bag

Difficulty level Beginner
Time to Complete Evening


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Sewing instruction and sewing pattern for the “basic” lunch bag



31 x 16 x 12 cm

Cutting out

2x outer fabric and lining as per drawing above.

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Basic instructions

Embellish bag, and depending on closure type, attach closure at this point. Place bag sections together with right sides facing and close side seams and base seam. Sew base corners with side seams and base seams meeting up precisely. Sew bag lining in the exact same way. Press seam allowances inwards on top edges of outer fabric and lining. Place one section inside the other with wrong sides facing and stitch top edges together with the edgestitch foot.


Here are some ideas for your creativity

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Pintuck lunch bag

Pintucks and assorted sewn-on ribbons lend a playful and romantic touch to this lunch bag. The pintuck and decorative-stitch foot with clear sole lets you sew accurate pintucks quickly and easily. Thanks to the presser-foot guide, the decorative stitches in between practically sew themselves.

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“Break & lunch” bag

A real eyecatcher! The new BERNINA Embroidery Software Version 7 “puffy” 3D fonts make it a breeze to sew simple but striking appliqués. Talk about working up an appetite…

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“Hook & loop” lunch bag

Your break-time snack will be ready to go in no time  flat with this practical hook-and-loop variant. Wipe-clean oilcloth makes the ideal lining.

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“Rustic” lunch bag

The genuine-leather handle makes carrying this lunch bag a breeze, whilst the decorative topstitching lends it a rustic look. Also suitable for him!

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“Statement” lunch bag

Designing your own stamp and making a statement is simplicity itself with the DesignWorks Software and the PaintWork Tool. With its smart toggle closure, this lunch bag also makes a nice little gift.