Lunch Bag #1 | 18" X 10-5/8" | Beginner Level Sewing Pattern



Sew your own lunch bag with Rain City’s Lunch Bag #1 PDF Sewing Pattern!

This is a really exciting pattern for a new sewist to try because it’s going to come out perfect! 

Best of all you can carry your lunch in a unique reusable bag that no one else will have!


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a digital product, not a finished garment, and cannot be returned/refunded. This is a beginner level PDF sewing pattern for knit fabrics.

What you get:

A zipped file containing all the files for this pattern (a zipped file is simply a collection of files, think about it like this: 1 folder containing 5 files.)

To unzip your file:

  • Windows 10 you'll < right click the file and select "extract all" < select the location your files should extract to (desktop is a great location) < then select "extract".
  • MacOS Catalina: Click on the zipped file and it will open, revealing all the files.
  • Google "How to open a zipped file on _____" fill the blank with your operating system (example: Chromebook, iPhone, android, etc.)

Instruction File

  • Vivid, clear and high quality illustrated tutorial depicting each step.
  • Easy to understand language and definitions.
  • Video tutorials for sewing, picking fabric, taking body measurements and pattern page assembly.
  • Full Bust Adjustment Written Tutorial
  • Lengthen/Shorten Adjustment Written Tutorial 

A0 paper size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at a store.
  • Layers Feature

Trimless (no cut) Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at home.
  • Pages do not need to be trimmed to assemble.
  • Layers Feature 
  • US Letter and A4 paper compatible

Trim Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at home.
  • Page require trimming to assemble.
  • Layers Feature 
  • US Letter and A4 paper compatible

Optimized Projector File

  • Layers Feature
  • 1" grid layer for calibration. 
  • 4 cm grid layer for calibration.
  • Big and bold readable text.
  • Large margins for easy scrolling.
  • Unfolded and Folded File Options

Access to Rain City's inclusive sewing support and community Facebook Group

  • Human Rights are not up for debate in Rain City's sewing group. In this group: Black Lives Matter, science is real, no person is illegal, love is love, trans rights matter. While you may not agree with what Rain City stands for to be a member of this group you must be mindful to respect the beliefs of this group.
  • Join us in our Facebook sewing group! Share your creations, ask questions, be the first to know about tester calls and more!

    Skill Level:

    Confident Beginner - Able to sew a stretch and straight stitch with a sewing machine.

    Variations & Sizes:





    One Size - Finished bottom is roughly 5" x 5"

    Sew Time: 

    1 hour

    Tools & Materials:

    Required Tools & Materials:

    Adobe Reader for Desktop + Printer + Paper + Tape for printing at home (go to Appendix B to learn how to print the pattern pieces) 

    or Adobe Reader for Desktop + Projector for projecting(see Appendix D)

    Woven Fabric 18” X 10-5/8” (quilter’s cotton or other light to medium weight woven fabric. Thicker fabrics make it hard to cinch up, take the risk if you want! Also, I haven’t made this with knit but you can! Take care to use stretch stitches as you begin.

    Tie Material (shoe laces, lace, yarn, be creative) 56” Long

    Iron (bonus if you have spray starch)

    Fabric Chalk/Marker or other method to mark the fabric

    Straight Edge Ruler 

    Sewing Machine + Needles (use what your sewing machine’s manual recommends...if you don’t have it, search for your machines user manual on the internet, you really need to have it, also, read it) + Thread

    Pins or Clips

    Scissors or Cutting Mat with Rotary Cutter


    Optional Tools:

    Serger (overlock) Machine

    Pinking Shears

    Seam Ripper (you never know)

    Terms of Use:

    Files are locked. You are not purchasing editable files. 

    File sharing of the PDF pattern, including the instruction and pattern pieces, is prohibited. However, it's totally fine to sell what you've made using this pattern. Just remember no file sharing. 

    To purchase a pattern you are required to create an account. This is so that you don't need to worry about losing your pattern because it will be safely stored in your account here at Rain City. In addition to that whenever there is an update to a pattern you've purchased you will have direct access to it in your account. How great is that, right? 

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