Today's tutorial I am super duper excited about for a few reasons, it involves a few new techniques for me and it turned out amazingly!
All you need is 2 different cotton fabrics and coordinating ribbon!
First cut 2 rectangles, one of both of your fabrics. They should be your width of the bag you want times 2 and your height. I used 12x18" which is a bit small but perfect for just a sandwich, some chips and a granola bar! I added interfacing to mine to make it a bit stiffer, which is new technique #1 for me. I loved the way the interfacing turned out!
Afterwards, serge the edges, which isn't necessary because they will be on the inside but this is new technique #2 and I wanted to practice!
Place your rectangles right sides together and sew around leaving a small hole on one of the shorter sides so you can flip inside out!
Flip inside out and poke out your corners!
Fold it in half hamburger style and sew one short side and one long side. Don't worry about sewing the hole closed because sewing around will sew it right up! Make sure that the fabric you want on the outside is INSIDE when you sew your 2 sides!
Pin the corners like so, so that the bottom of the lunch bag will be flat. (New Technique #3!)
Sew across to secure.
Trim and serge the edges, if you don't have a serger then zig-zag stitch, use pinking sheers, or use some non-fray glue.
Flip inside out, here is what the bottom should look like!
Now put a ribbon in the middle, make sure it is long enough to tie around your bag. Sew on bottom like shown!
This is perfect for a small lunch that doesn't need to be kept at a certain temperature!
Enjoy and Happy Lunch Bagging!