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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Need to keep your stuff hot or cold? How about this Insulated Lunch Tote? It is strong, functional, and fashionable.
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.
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!
This sweet little Lunch Tote is simple and straightforward. I love the use of grommets with the handles. Easy peasy!
How handy is this Lunch Bag that attaches to the frame of your bike? I love it!
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.
Here is an Oilcloth Lunch Tote with handles. It is pretty basic, but the handles make it easier to carry.
For the dinosaur fans, here is a basic lunch bag tutorial with a Jurassic flair.
The Lunch Bag Clutch can be made of vinyl or leather, and is one of the more fashionable pieces in this collection.
This lunch tote is cute and easy. The button is just for decoration. The closure is made with velcro.
How about a collection of 10 Lunch Bags?
And guess what? There are 30+ more Lunch Bags, Totes, and Accessories here!
Have fun and enjoy your lunch!