Lunch Bag

Size: 30cm (top opening width), 18cm (bottom width), 12cm (height), 12cm (depth)

This lunch bag is made of a fabric designed with lovely hedgehogs that remind you of a Scandinavian toy. Mioko Sugino, a famous blogger who is also known as komihinata is here again to introduce her creation. The bag is cute with a ribbon and secured with a zipper. It is a bag filled with many ideas!

Design & work : Mioko Sugino(komihinata)

Fabric shown for this sample:
(Front/outer fabric)P29700-701 (B)

□ Fabric: (Front/outer fabric) 40cm×20cm
(Front/outer fabric – bottom) 40cm×30cm
(Lining fabric, Ribbon) 60cm×40cm
□ Zipper (Flat knit): One piece (30cm length) cs63_lunchbag

We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Mioko Sugino (MS): A line drawn hedgehog is so lovely. I immediately thought of making something for little kids. A toned down color is not too cute and feels just right.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
MS: While the zipper helps keep the bag closed securely, adding a ribbon makes it look lovely. The tied ribbon also works as a handle, making it portable.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
MS: The zipper is cut to a desired length by cutting off the stopper. Please be careful not to pull the slider all the way accidentally. The piecing of the sides need to be well aligned. Make sure to put them together securely. Use pins before sewing for a clean finish.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
MS: A matching drink bottle holder and place mat could make your lunch moment more fun♪

KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

How to make a lunch bag

Cut the fabric – Front/outer side, bottom, lining fabric and ribbon.

Piece together the front/outer fabric and bottom fabric. Press the seam open. Make sure that hedgehogs are facing the same direction.

Cut off the zipper at both ends, as close to the stopper edge as possible. It should be 30cm in length. With front/outer sides facing each other, put together the pieced fabric from Step 2 and lining fabric, sew them together with a zipper in-between. Make sure to align the center of the fabric and zipper.

To attach the zipper on the other side, repeat the same process as Step 3.

Align the stitch lines of the front/outer fabric and lining fabric. Sew the sides, leaving an opening for turning for 7-8cm on the lining fabric. When sewing the sides, make sure to leave the zipper open. The opening should not overlap the gusset that will be adjusted later.

Make a 12cm gusset. Cut off the excess fabric and finish the edge with zigzag stitches.

Using the opening, turn the bag inside out and close up the opening. Place the lining bag inside and align the shape.

Score the ribbon with an iron. Wrap the ribbon around the edge of the zipper and sew together.


Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)