Lunch to Go Bag

Lunch to Go Bag

Create this easy, Zakka style inspired lunch bag to go! The piecing is easy breezy with no corners to match up!  Big stitch quilting highlights the patchwork.

Finished size: 9” (23cm) x 8”(21cm)x 4” (11cm)

Supplies:

Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose sewing thread

Coats Bold Hand Quilting Thread

Fabric required:

1/2 yard (.30m) Linen (Fabric A)

5/8 yard (.57m) Blue Print (Fabric B)

1/8 yard (.11m)Yellow Print (Fabric C)

1/8 yard (.11m) Red Print (Fabric D)

1/8 yard (.11m) Aqua Print (Fabric E)

Cotton Batting ½ yard (.46m)

Safety pins

Decorative buttons, one 1” (2.54cm), one ¾” (1.90cm), one ½” (1.27cm)

4” (10.16cm) of 1/8” (.32cm) wide ribbon

Optional:

¼” piecing foot

Dual Feed/Walking foot

Cut:

From:

Fabric A:

3 strips 2 ½” x 23” (6.35cm x 58.42cm) for bag

3 strips 2 ½” x 8” (6.35cm x 20.32cm) for flap

1 strip 2 ½” x 12” (6.35cm x 30.48cm) for handle

Fabric B:

10 squares 2” x 2” (5.08cm x 5.08cm)

Two strips 2 ¾” x 23” (6.35cm x 58.42cm) for bag

1 rectangle 14” x 23” (35.56 x 58.42cm) for bag lining

1 rectangle 8” x 9 ½” (20.32cm x 24.13cm) for flap lining

1 strip 2 ½” x 12” (6.35cm x 30.48cm) for strap

 

Fabric C:

10 squares 2” x 2” (5.08cm x 5.08cm)

 

Fabric D:

10 squares 2” x 2” (5.08cm x 5.08cm)

Fabric E:

10 squares 2” x 2” (5.08cm x 5.08cm)

Batting:

15” x 24” for bag (30.10cm x 60.96cm)

9 x 11 for flap (22.86 x 27.94cm)

1 strip 2 ½” x 12” (6.35cm x 30.48cm)  for strap

All seams ¼” (.635cm) unless otherwise noted

 

Sew:

  1. Stitch thirty of the 2” x 2” (5.08cm x 5.08cm) squares right sides together, into two strips each containing 15 squares. Alternate the different prints.
  2. Stitch the remaining 10 squares into two strips each containing 5 squares. Alternate the different prints.
  3. Press the seam allowances to one side.
  4. Stitch the 15-square patchwork strips in between the 2 ½” x 23” (6.35cm x 58.42cm) fabric A strips.
  5. Stitch the 5-square patchwork strips in between the 2 ½” x 8” (6.35cm x 20.32cm) fabric A strips.

2 thoughts on “Lunch to Go Bag

  1. Janet Reply

    Are there more instructions about how to put the bag together? This just tells me how to make the strips!

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