My husband needed a new lunch bag so I set out to make one. I found a free pattern at Loving Our Earth at Victoriana Quilters.
My husband thought that I should make it out of some of his old beat up jeans. So that is what I did. I cut up some light denim from a pair of his jeans and some darker denim from an old jacket. I even incorporated the seam from the pair of pants. I thought about adding other decorative elements, but I figured my husband would not really want all of that on his lunch bag.
I picked out some patriotic fabric from my stash to line it with. I was trying to find a fabric he would not mind as the lining. If it were my lunch bag I probably would have picked something else. I think it took about 2 hours to make it..not long to help the environment.