The Leftover Lunch Bag

Are you heading back to school or have someone in your house that is?  Maybe a lunch bag made of leftovers is a great environmentally friendly option.

The Leftover Lunch Bag was made using a torn pair of my husbands jeans and a child’s belt.  I was inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest, thank you Between the lines for the idea.




LL Bag MaterialsTo make this lunch bag I recommend adult jeans, and not skinny fit, boot cut or straight leg would be ideal.  A child size 4-5 canvas belt is great, they often come with pants or shorts and are not required, at least not in my house.  This project took me less than half an hour with a sewing machine.




  1. Cut pants off just below the knee, or about 16″ from the bottom hem.
  2. Turn the cut off section of the pants inside out
  3. Sew the raw edges closed
  4. Turn right side out
  5. Sew on the belt
  6. Finished

Thanks for reading!  Keep creating, and crafting.

3 thoughts on “The Leftover Lunch Bag

  1. isabella August 31, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    What a cute idea!


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