Have your kids lost their lunch bags yet? Mine have. Not permanently lost, mind you, just lost in the morning when I am rushing to make lunches. My solution: more lunch bags. :) You will be able to make two simple drawstring bags out of one fat quarter and some ribbon in about a half hour. I do have to admit that some lunches are a tight squeeze into these bags, so if you tend to use Tupperware, or pack large lunches, you many want to make your bags larger.
One fat quarter of fabric (18 x 22 inches).
About 48 inches of 5/8 inch ribbon
**If you want to make a wider drawstring bag, cut 1/3 of a yard into two 12 x 22 inch pieces**
Zig zag along the long edges of the rectangle to prevent fraying. I set my stitch length to 2 and my width to 3.5.
Starting at the notch, sew an 1/8 of an inch away from the turned over edge. Back stitch at the beginning and end.
Pin the longest pin you have through one end of approximately 24 inches of ribbon.
Thread the safety pin and ribbon through the open notched side of the bag. Push the pin through until it exits the other side.
Pull the ribbon through until it is even on both ends and knot.