Insulated Lunch Tote Pattern with pattern pieces to print (UPDATED)

This PDF pattern is written for confident beginners who are confident on their sewing machine and have completed a basic sewing project before. It includes detailed instructions how to make it as well as the pattern pieces to print. (UPDATED)

After this pattern, you will be able to make any tote bag with a top zip closure. You can easily follow the step by step instructions with photos and make a lunch tote that is fully insulated on all sides inside bag including under the top zip closure. It will have an interior pocket for a small ice pack or cutlery, elastic inside to hold a bottle in place and side pockets for water bottles or drinks. You can also just make an everyday tote bag replacing water resistant PUL lining and insulated batting with your favourite lining. Large enough for containers, fruit, a yoghurt, snacks and water bottles.

Completed size is about 9 3/8" (23.81cm) wide, 10 4/8" (26.67cm) tall (excluding handles), 5 4/8" (14cm) deep with 16 2/8'' (41.28cm) long handles

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  • Printable Pattern Pieces either on Letter or A4 Paper
  • For Confident Beginners
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Full Coloured Photos & Diagrams

Materials you need at home:

  • main fabric (30"x35" or 77 x 89cm)
  • lining fabric (PUL or Procare or other water resistant fabric (30"x35" or 77 x 89cm))
  • Insul Bright (insulated batting (30"x25" or 77 x 64cm))
  • interfacing (optional (30"x25" or 77 x 64cm))
  • 14" (35cm) zipper
  • elastic 1/4” (7mm) wide 28” (70cm) long
  • sewing machine
  • general sewing supplies
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