Back to School- Reusable Lunch bag

Posted by JessicaO on Monday, July 30th, 2012

 This lunch bag is easy to make and maintain! Using the Riley Blake Laminates they can be easily sewn, and wiped down with a wet cloth.

Finished Product



Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" outer bage/

Cut 1- 8.5" X 25" lining

Cut Fabric to size


Fold both pieces of material in half with right sides together (each piece should measure 8.5" X 12.5".

Sew up both sides

Sew up both sides to make two pouches

Open the bag and fold the bag so the two new sewn lines are matching.

Measure from the point you just made at 1.75". Mark a line, sew on the line, trim leaving a .25" seam allowance.

Sew and Trim corner

Repeat for other three points.

 Sew and trim edges

Turn the outer fabric right side out, leave the lining fabric wrong side out.

Slide the liner fabric into the outer fabric. Match the seams on both sides and pin.

Pin front fabric and lining together

Sew around the top with at least .5" seam allowance. Trim threads.

Using pinking shears trim to .25" to make a finished edge.

Trim edge with pinking sheers

Instructions for the bag with a handle can be found on my website:

Category: Accessories


  1. well thank you very much. this is just what i was looking for! I had the same idea about one long strip but didn't know how to make it work. i will be making this tomorrow for my grandson's birthday. thanks for sharing. 'grandma wendy'
    by grandma wendy
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:17 p.m.
  2. can this riley blake laminate fabric be located at joann fabrics? * We do not sell to Joann fabrics. On our main page click on store locator and find a store near you or shop online.
    by grandma wendy
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:19 p.m.

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