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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Book Review: Lunch Bags- 25 Handmade Sacks & Wraps to Sew Today by Design Collective; C&T Publishing


Brown Bag it in Style

  • Projects include sandwich wraps, baggies, bicycle bags, and totes
  • Quick and easy to make with basic sewing techniques; everyone in your family will want one!
  • Customize the outside with your favorite fabrics and insulate the inside. You can waterproof it with laminated cotton, oilcloth, nylon, or vinyl.
  • Projects are fun, functional, and reusable-make your sack lunches even greener!
  • Bags can be washed in your dishwasher or washing machine

Today's hottest designers share their sewing savvy with 25 projects, from a simple sandwich wrap to a sophisticated shoulder bag. Why shouldn't your lunch bag match your personal wardrobe and eco-conscious lifestyle?

My Review

Wanting to tote that lunch in style? Lunch Bags offers much more than just lunch bags. It also has patterns and instructions for reusable wraps and sacks.


I LOVE using wraps and fabric sacks for the snacks and sides I sent to school with Aidan (and now Adisyn) as well as Adam’s lunch for work. Not only does it keep everything separated but it helps to keep plastic sacks from being thrown away.


You’ll NEVER want to use a regular old lunch bag or brown bag special once you see all the goodies within this book. As a seamstress, this had my creative senses tingling all over!


No matter what your looking for, or who you want to make it for- you’ll definitely find something that peaks your interest! They have eco-friendly wraps for snacks, picnic sized lunch bags, basic lunch bags, insulated lunch bags.. some even include instructions on how to make accessories to go with your lunch bag such as drink wraps!


All of the designs are practical and yet beautiful at the same time. There are a variety of materials; denim, cotton fabric, burlap, lace.. and even plastic drink pouches (kool aid or capri sun pouches).

Each bag is designed by a different crafter, so no two bags are similar. There are some for beginners.. and some that require more experience. They all look very sturdy, durable, and well put together!

The instructions are very clear, detailed, and precise. There are pictures that follow—so it’s easy to flip through and pick which one you fancy! Every ONE of these would make awesome gifts!

BUY IT: Lunch Bags for $15.95

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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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