Friday, February 27, 2009

Making a Lunch Bag Out of Old Jeans

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.

lunch bag1My 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.

lunch bag3

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.



  1. I love this! It's fun to find ways to re-purpose things. Janet Hartje

  2. Hi Chris
    This is an amazing idea. Thanks for sharing. Not to say I'll be making one in the future, but the seed of idea has been planted. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Excellent idea Chris. You sure manage to get lots done. These would be handy. Shirley

  4. Great lunch bag, Chris! I hope he loves it - it's a one-of-a-kind. I love reusing things too and have a stack of old jeans set aside for the purpose. I might end up weaving mine, though.


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