Waterproof Lunch Bag Tutorial

If you resolved to lessen your carbon footprint in 2021, this tutorial is a great place to start. Ditch those brown paper lunch sacks for a reusable fabric option.

How to waterproof fabric and sew a lunch bag

Not only does this tutorial leave you with an adorable, reusable lunch bag, but you also learn how to waterproof your fabric. Waterproofing the fabric results in a longer lasting bag and a bit of protection from accidental spills or leaks.

DIY reusable lunch bag tutorial and video

Choose fun fabric prints for kid’s school lunches or paint your own design. Once you learn the waterproofing technique, you can apply it to makeup bags, grocery sacks or travel totes.


Canvas Fabric
Iron on Vinyl (Matte Finish) or Iron on Vinyl (Glossy Finish)
Fabric Paint
Sewing Machine
Coordinating Thread

Learn how to make some adorable and handy zero waste DIY items for your kitchen to help reduce single use plastic! The video below includes ideas for a beeswax wrap, a reusable snack bag, and a reusable bowl cover.

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