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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 measure and cut pattern which means that you don’t have any templates (pattern pieces) to print off and match up- Yay! You need a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, and you can cut the pattern pieces straight from the fabric. This is easier than it sounds because the pieces are all simple squares and rectangles. You can transfer the cutting measurements to paper to create your own paper template/pattern piece if you prefer to use them. Cutting labels are included.

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