FREE PDF Sewing Pattern Donwload – Easy Lunch Tote

lunch tote 1 I have a FREE PDF sewing pattern download to share with you πŸ˜€ yay! You might have already noticed it from the right column of my blog but I thought I would properly write about it.

lunch tote 3My my lunch is often shoved into a plastic bag last minute before I leave home. It has come to a point that I really needed a nice bag that I can quickly put my lunch in it and grab and go out.

lunch tote 2I won’t bore you with too much mechanics of this bag. Though if I were to mention just one thing about this bag is the contrasting wide gusset which allows you to put a fairly large Tupper Ware (which has your yummy lunch in it). I have used Colourful Japanese Fans (natural) fabric and light loft fusible fleece.

lunch tote 4You can download the pattern directly by clicking here. Enjoy!

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Responses to “FREE PDF Sewing Pattern Donwload – Easy Lunch Tote”

  1. Pili

    That’s such a nice pattern! I can’t wait to see more blogs, Kyoko!

    Have a great new week!! =)

    • kyoko

      Hi Pili!
      You know, I am the worst person when it comes to organising my lunch. After making this bag, all my lunch is nicely organised and things like bananas never gets squished!! Hope you have a great week too πŸ˜€

  2. Rachel

    Wow, it looks amazing here! I’m loving the site and blog! Thanks so much for the lunch tote, this is going on my list! I’ll be linking as well.

    • kyoko

      Hi Rachel!
      Thank you so much. I am happy that you like the tote bag. This bag literally saved my lunch from being completely squished. Thank you so much for linking! I am very excited. Have a great week ahead πŸ˜‰

  3. stephanie

    I noticed this bag when I first stopped by your new site. I’m so excited for this! A pretty lunch bag makes it much more fun to pack a lunch each day. Thanks for the pattern! Enjoy the weekend.

    • kyoko

      Hi Stephanie,
      Precisely! Everyday I was using a plastic bag and my lunch was boring. Now because I have a nice bag I put more effort in making nicer lunch to pack πŸ˜€ Enjoy the pattern. Hope you have a good week.


  4. Tracy

    Hi, Kyoko! The bag is cute…love the shape and size… and endless ways to use fabric! Thanks for a fun creation we can make. :o) Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

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  7. Susan

    What a cute bag! I’m looking forward to making it, thank you for the pattern.

    • kyoko

      HI Susan!
      Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the pattern.
      Have a good week ahead!


  8. Angel

    Cute! It looks like it would make the perfect bento bag! I’ve made some fun ones, but that fabric is very cute.

    • kyoko

      Hi Angel!
      Thank you for stopping by! Yep, bento box would be perfect for the bag! When I was a child, my friend used to have a “double-decker” bento box and I was so jealous, LOL!!
      Enjoy the pattern!

  9. Thank you, thank you! I’ve been wanting to make a lunch tote like this for a long time – just too lazy to make a pattern. Hope mine turns out a cute as yours!

    • kyoko

      Hi Billie,
      Thank you for dropping by! I totally understand. All this time, my lunch was carried in a plastic bag for such a long time. Hope you enjoy the pattern! You can always e-mail me if you have any questions πŸ˜€

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  12. kei

    Hi Kyoko. New web site is great!! And I saw page of “About Cotton&Cloud”. Your vision is very good. Good luck!! (^_^)

    • kyoko

      Hi Kei!
      So nice to see you here. It’s been a crazy September but I am now getting back to the routine. I will e-mail you soon.
      Thank you for checking out the “about” section. So happy that you like the site! πŸ˜€

  13. Mary

    Nice bag. The fabric is fab.

    I’m still interested in asking you to custom make a bag for me. A large one with a zip. Do you remember we saw some nice handles from Loop. Did you manage to take a proper look? Could you bring the sample bag we were talking about last week with you when we go to the Knitting and Stitching Show? This way I can lugg my dance gear and work stuff with me without having two bags.

    Thanks you…

    • kyoko

      Hey Mary!
      Yep, that is the one. I will bring the bag on the day πŸ˜€
      I keep thinking about the bag handles from Loop but I completely forgot the name of it. Do you remember it? I have a yarn which I want to buy from there. May be they will be at the show.
      Have you contacted anyone if they would like to go to the show and meet with us? May be I will put up a notice for it on the site πŸ˜‰
      Chat to you soon!

  14. Mary

    I’ve just remembered what the bag is called….The Smart City Shopper. I will let you know the specs when I see you.

    • kyoko

      Hi Jen,
      Thank you so much for featuring the pattern on your blog!
      I will be linking your site this weekend πŸ˜€

  15. Sarah

    Wow Kyoko – the new site is amazing – great work! Thanks for this pattern and many congratulations for the birth of your nephew.

    • kyoko

      Hi Sarah,
      Thank you πŸ˜€
      There will be loads of baby knits, I think for this winter. I can’t wait to see him!

  16. This is indeed a nice simple tote pattern. Thank you for giving us one more in the arsenal.

    We already have several tote patterns posted on our blog, but none is as simple as this, and well, we’re not all ‘very advanced seamstresses’… most of us are … mere toiling mortals. This is befitting, so, thanks a lot!

    • kyoko

      Hi Rose!
      Thank you for your kind comment πŸ˜€
      Sometimes simple is the best πŸ˜‰ Since I made this lunch tote, I have been having no problems with organizing my food and they do not get squished.
      Hope you enjoy!

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  19. Mandy

    Hi Kyoko, thanks heaps for the pattern, I now think I have Christmas presents in the bag!!!! Just looking over the pattern though, am I missing something or should there be pattern templates?
    Thanks again

    • kyoko

      Hi Mandy!

      Thank you so much for letting me know. I don’t know what happened to the pattern template. It was originally there!!!
      Now I have corrected it and when you download the pattern you can get the pattern template too.
      Enjoy sewing!


  20. Lia

    Kyoko, I truly love your choice of fabrics for this bag πŸ™‚ great work! will definitely try and make one for me πŸ™‚

    • kyoko

      Hi Lia!
      Thank you πŸ˜€ I really like the fabric (it’s kokka fabric). It’s so colourful and a little retro. I’m so sad because I only have this fabric in black.
      Hope you enjoy the pattern! Would love to see it when you make it! πŸ˜‰

  21. I got an error when I try to link to the pattern>< is the link correct??

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • kyoko

      Hi Joanna,

      Thank you for linking the tutorial. I think the code is written so that pdf can only be downloaded directly from my site. If you use this code:


      It should direct to the post from where you can download the pattern.
      Let me know if this works!

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€

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  26. Jules O

    Thank you so much for a really well written & FREE pattern in my fave format PDF. I have just made one & love the size of it, though I have used so far to the markets, & it was a great size. I added a button on for closure & it works really well. You can see mine if you like…

  27. amateri

    Someone recommend me to visit your blog, I found the this what I looked for . Thank you

    • for sure this project is my next one for the sewing class i hold each saturday at my office πŸ™‚

  28. Thyri

    Hey Kyoko from Australia! I’m trying to find the PDF for this cute tote for my daughter- I want to make her one for christmas- she’d just love it! Its just so cute! I might make myself one- I have some cute foody prints I’d love to use up!

    But the PDF is no longer there! How do I access it? I couldn’t work out how to download it!

    I can’t wait to make a matching pair of these for my daughter and I!

  29. Thyri

    Never mind! It seems to be working now! Must have been a glitch. Thankyou! What a wonderfully written tutorial! Brilliant! My daughter is going to love it!

    • kyoko

      Hi Caca,
      I am thrilled to see the coin purses! They are so cute πŸ˜€ and you have made them so perfectly too!
      Thank you-!

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    • kyoko

      Hi Christina!
      Thank you so much for your message! You have made it so beautifully!! ;D Love the fabric too (sushi fabric – so cute). I have linked under “press” page, FB and tweeted about it, hope that’s OK!
      Love the sushi lunch tote ;D
      Hope you have a great week ahead.

  31. leeh108

    Thank you for your pattern.
    I’ll try to make it although my sewing skill very bad and I finish unpacking my equipment after flood in Thailand ^^.
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

    • Kyoko

      Thank you for your comment!
      I am sorry that you have been affected by the flood. I hope you are OK.
      I have a lovely weekend (lots of knitting) thank you. The pattern is fun to make and so useful to carry your lunch!
      Hope you enjoy πŸ˜‰

  32. kaat

    hi! where can i find the link to download this pattern? x

    • Kyoko

      Hi Kaat!
      The link should be updated now and should be able to download the pattern. Any problems, please let me know!

  33. Katzimausi

    Thanks for your nice pattern, it looks really pretty and seems to be very useful. And of course I like your knitting videos very much. Thank you very much for teaching me the “wrap & turn”!

    Greetings from Kristina

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