The kids headed back to school today and I got in some late night sewing last night to make new lunch pouches. I have spent an inordinate amount of time looking for the perfect lunch box, but am now discovering that the kids naturally have different preferences. My older daughter loves her laptop lunch box, but we needed a new case, so of course I sewed one for both kids. My younger daughter prefers her Lunch Sack that I made her last month (you can get the pattern for that one here). But she used this one all through kindergarten last year and loved it too.
Anyway, I made a simple pouch with insulation and waterproof lining and outer fabric. Basically I used the same method that I used for making the Polka Dot Pouch from 1, 2, 3 Sew (pictured below), but basted straps to the zipper before sewing and added Insul-Bright lining between the water-resistant fabric layers. The box fits perfectly with an ice pack. And as much as I dislike waking up early again and making lunches, it’s nice to get back into our school routine and get back to work again. Stay tuned for another quick back-to-school sewing project tomorrow.