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Oregon Drawstring Lunch Bag

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$9.00 $6.75

Designed as a lunch bag to take to work, but equally useful as a project bag, this drawstring tote will be a fun to sew project.


Combine a square sturdy tote with long handles and a pretty drawstring liner and you get the Oregon Drawstring Lunch Bag. This versatile bag can be used to carry your lunch box and a few extras to work, but also works equally well at home for pretty storage. Use it as a project bag, the drawstring top is especially well suited to yarn crafting. Make one for the kids to store and carry their favorite toys when they go to grandma’s house. 

We love the webbing and vinyl handles in the example bag, but you can sew them with fabric too if you prefer.

Finished Size:
7 ½” wide by 7” high by 8” deep.

Skill Level:
Confident beginner with some knowledge assumed. This bag is a rare zipper-free zone so it is a great place to begin with bag making.

Suggested Fabrics:
Quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needlecord.

Materials needed:

  • ½ a yard of canvas or similar weight fabric for the outer,
  • ¾ of a yard of cotton fabric for the lining, the top and the drawstring,
  • ½ a yard of style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline),
  • 55” of 1” wide webbing for the handles,
  • Scraps of leather or vegan leather for the handle trims. You need ¾” by 24” twice so the scrap can be long and thin,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.

The Pattern:
This is a cut and measure pattern so you do not need to print anything off (yay!). You need a rotary cutter mat and a ruler. If you are a bit nervous about going template free, make your own by transferring the measurements to paper and then using that as your template.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.

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