Insulated Lunch Box (w/ video tutorial)

This video will show you the basics of sewing your very own insulated lunch box. Whether for actual lunch or storage for supplies, this box is destined for fame as you or your littles strut around town with this in hand.

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Here is the fabric cut and supply list. If you are making this for a grown up, I would do 10″ x 2″ rectangles for the handles and adjust the Insul-Bright accordingly. 


Here are links to purchase the supplies:

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  1. Mathew Boudreaux

    Dear Matthew,

    Thank you for the lunchbag tutorial and supply list. After watching and reading I still have a question, because there seems tot be a difference between the video and the list of measurements.

    The lining of the big squares is 1,0″ smaller then the big squares of the fabric according to the supply list, however in the video they seem tot be equal in size. Can you help me out?

    Thank you in advance,

    1. Mathew Boudreaux

      They aren’t equal size in the video. They were the same cuts that I shared in the supply list.

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        Esther Drescher

        Thank you for your answer. Workshop in progressieve here! šŸ™‚

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    Barbara Bangert

    Checked out your video on the lunch box, it looked so complicated and difficult to sew I would not attempt it. However, you made it fun and I enjoyed it and I learned how to take care of corners. Thank you. thumbs up!!!!

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  4. Mathew Boudreaux

    The video says private I can’t play it

    1. Mathew Boudreaux

      My YouTube has been hijacked and terminated. feel free to contact YouTube

  5. Mathew Boudreaux

    Thanks so much

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    Evie Kropp

    Hey, I was planning on making this for a friend for x-mas. I have a 28 in parka zipper, how should I change the dimensions?

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    Nina Michaelsen

    OMG! I love your tutorial. You are totally all over the place and excited šŸ˜„šŸ¤©šŸ˜„ (just like me šŸ¤­šŸ˜„) and the noises you make… so awesome šŸ¤©

    I have a question: why is the insul-bright smaller then the fabric? In the video it looks the same size.

    (Sorry if I have misspelled something – Iā€™m from Denmark šŸ‡©šŸ‡° šŸ˜)

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    Nikki Geisen

    What are the interior dimensions once it is fully assembled? I am trying to figure how much I need to increase to put kid’s 9.2″ bento container in this lunchbox.

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