DIY Brown Lunch Bag

What you see here is not a brown paper bag, but a waxed canvas bag to use for bringing lunch to school/work! It’s very stylish; the best lunch bag design for me. 🙂

DIY Brown Lunch Bag

The wax makes it water resistant which is good for preventing liquid from dripping out to wet other things inside your bag (if you put your lunch bag inside your bag). Isn’t it nice?


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You’ll need these materials:

  • Brown Canvas (duck canvas)
  • Matching Brown Thread
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Beeswax
  • Old Pillowcase
  • Old clean can
  • Pot with water

And these tools:

  • Dryer/Hair Blower
  • Basic Sewing Tools
  • Brush

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DIY Brown Lunch Bag

Fold the fabric in half and mark a 16 x 14-1/2 inch rectangle with your chalk. Cut along the line so that you cut through both halves.

DIY Brown Lunch Bag

Pin along the longer sides, making sure that the good side of the fabric are facing inwards.

DIY Brown Lunch Bag

Iron a margin of at least 1/4 inch for an inseam on the sides you have pinned together.

DIY Brown Lunch Bag

Then sew them. Do an overcast stitch especially for the rough edges to prevent from fraying.

DIY Brown Lunch Bag

Then turn the fabric inside out so that you have the good sides. Fold the longer sides at about 2 inches from the edge, just as how a real brown bag looks, and iron them.

DIY Brown Lunch BagDIY Brown Lunch Bag

Fold the bottom by following the pictures. You can also watch this video to guide you better.

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