A Fancy Lunch Bag in Origami Fabric


Sometimes I do something all seamstresses will tell you it’s a no-no. I cut before I measure, I sew before I think stuff through. Many times 🙂 I end up with a mess, other times, I make something surprisingly fun. Every time I learn something from it. I wish I did it more often – just play with fabric and shapes and plan less.

Anyway, this is one of those cut, cut sew – “Ooh! It’s not horrible” times. I always liked this super simple bags and with my latest bias tape passion I finally decided to give it a try.


This pattern is perfect for using smaller pieces of fabric. And if you’re going to make the bias tape from another fabric – you can make this bag from almost any fabric remnant you have that’s larger than 30/40 cm (12/16 in). Or a fat eight, like they call it.

I used a magnetic snap for closure and I fell in love with the clean, minimalistic feel that the snap gives the bag. Velcro would look totally different on this bag. And I’m not even considering using a zipper.

What do you think? Any suggestions of how I could improve it? What about the fabric, what kind would you use?