Tuesday, August 21, 2012

50 Lunch Totes and Bags with Tutorials - The DIY Lunch Collection

Whoever said that there is no such thing as a free lunch was right.  However, here is something that I like even better.  I'm sharing a collection of DIY Lunch Bags and Lunch Totes.  All of them are FREE and include tutorials and/or patterns that are FREE too! 

Why buy a new lunch kit or tote when you can make on as snazzy as these are?  Seriously.  For months now I've been pinning these on my Accessorize, Accessorize Board on Pinterest

I love the Chic Lunch Tote.  Pack your lunch in this and you'll look fabulous while you dine.

Chic Lunch Tote Tutorial on Pinterest

Chic Lunch Tote by Bag'n-telle 

This free combo pattern can be made into a smaller size that fits perfectly for your lunch or a much larger size to carry to the gym. 

Lunch Bag and Gym Bag Free PDF Pattern on Pinterest

Lunch Bag and Gym Bag Combo PDF Pattern from Sew, Mama, Sew!

What a fun Notebook Lunch Bag!  Use a metal clippie as your closure and make it fun with something witty or cute on the front.

Notebook Lunch Bag Tutorial on Pinterest


DIY Notebook Lunchbag by Design Sponge

The details on this bag blend fashion and function.  Running the straps all the way down gives it added strength, and the button closure is handy.  I like the fact that you can use the button and not have to make any buttonholes.

Lunch Bag Tutorial on Pinterest

Lunch Bag by Belly Buttons Boutique

You may think this Juice Pouch Lunch Bag is just for kids.  I would totally make one of these and use it at work for my own personal lunch bag.  Recycling is for everyone!

Recycled Capri Sun Pouch Lunch Bag Tutorial on Pinterest

DIY Recycled Juice Pouch Lunch Bag by Foodista 

Need to keep your stuff hot or cold?  How about this Insulated Lunch Tote?  It is strong, functional, and fashionable.

Insulated Lunch Tote Tutorial on Pinterest

Insulated Lunch Tote by Zaaberry

This Lunch Bag is like some of the simpler bags, but comes with strap handles and a string closure.   It is suitable for kids or adults, depending on which fabrics you use.

Lunch Bag Tutorial on Pinterest

Lunch Bag - tutorial coming soon ;)

Lunch Bag by Pink Penguin

When I saw this hot pink shiny Lunch Bag Clutch I fell in love.  Okay maybe the hot pink is a bit bold for me, but I would love one in red, black, blue, purple...well you get the idea.  It even has a hidden magnetic closure!

Lunch Bag Clutch on Pinterest


DIY Lunch Bag Clutch by just angelina 

This sweet little Lunch Tote is simple and straightforward.  I love the use of grommets with the handles.  Easy peasy! 

 Lunch Tote Tutorial on Pinterest

 Lunch Tote by SerendipitiJoy 

How handy is this Lunch Bag that attaches to the frame of your bike?  I love it!

Bike Frame Lunch Bag Tutorial on Pinterest

Bicycle lunch bag

Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag by Evil Mad Scientist

Sewing with oilcloth is so popular now.  Using it to make a lunch bag would be a great project, especially if you haven't used oilcloth before.  This one is a very basic bag pattern.

Oilcloth Lunch Tote on Pinterest

 Oilcloth Lunch Bag by Skip to My Lou

Here is an Oilcloth Lunch Tote with handles.  It is pretty basic, but the handles make it easier to carry.

 Oilcloth Lunch Tote Tutorial on Pinterest


 Oilcloth Lunch Tote by Zaaberry

 For the dinosaur fans, here is a basic lunch bag tutorial with a Jurassic flair.

Jurassic Lunch Bag Tutorial on Pinterest

Jurassic Jaden Lunch Bag DIY by Hip Hip Hooray

 DIY Leather Lunch Clutch Tutorial on Pinterest

The Lunch Bag Clutch can be made of vinyl or leather, and is one of the more fashionable pieces in this collection.


DIY Lunch Bag Clutch on DDGDaily 

This lunch tote is cute and easy.  The button is just for decoration.  The closure is made with velcro.

Reusable Cloth Lunch Tote Tutorial on Pinterest

 Reuseable Cloth Lunch Tote Tutorial by Memoirs of a Marine Corps Wife

How about a collection of 10 Lunch Bags?

10 Free Lunch Bag Tutorials on Pinterest

lunch11 DIY Lunch Bags: 10 Cute, Simple, and Free Tutorials to Make Your Own Lunch Bags

 DIY Lunch Bags: 10 Cute, Simple,and Free Tutorials to Make Your Own Lunch Bags by Babble

And guess what? There are 30+ more Lunch Bags, Totes, and Accessories here! 

30+ Lunch Tote Tutorials and Free Patterns on Pinterest

30+ Lunch Bags, Sacks and Accessories {Free Pattern} by Tip Nut    

  Have fun and enjoy your lunch!



  1. Really neat lunch bag/tote ideas

  2. Thank you so much for including my tutorial in your post!
    You have shared some great tutorials and ideas!

    Have a beautiful weekend!


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