what’s better than glittery pink elephants?

We had to replace our old insulated lunch bag that I use for Emily, it was so gross.  I found this pattern from ginia18’s etsy shop.  I ended up using oilcloth from and insulated batting.   It was fun to finally make it and I’ll be making another one for Natalie since she insisted she didn’t like the green check lining. 

I just think it’s pretty darn cute!  I did mess up on the gusset part by not reading the pattern piece (you’re supposed to add an extra few inches for wiggle room) and so it made the whole lunch bag a little shorter than it’s supposed to be.  It still works well and I hope it’ll last a long time.  Another cute little feature is the little side pockets on each side.

pink elephant fabric was purchased at Crafty Planet and the oilcloth from

28 thoughts on “what’s better than glittery pink elephants?

  1. KennaWilde says:

    I love it! Its way cute!

  2. Marta says:

    is wonderful! like all your work, as always it’s all explained very well, I love your blog!

  3. Vanessa says:

    Love it! I’ve been eyeing that pattern for a while but we don’t have a need for lunch boxes just yet. I think I like your shorty version better.

  4. Amy says:

    It’s very cute. Is it easy to wash out though? My son has a Landsend one and it is so hard to really get clean. Can you throw this in the machine? I have to think of something better for next year.

  5. Anna says:

    You are so talented. thank you for sharing this idea and the fabric sources too! Some of us dont know where to begin to find such cuteness! Ive had my purses and zippy wallets cut out and ready to sew. Its on my list for today…. again!

  6. Leslie says:

    this is so cute!!! i love that fabric….so adorable. i want one!!!

  7. Care says:

    ADORABLE! I love that fabric!! :o)

  8. Chris says:

    There isn’t much better than pink elephants. I’m sure your little one will LOVE to bring that wherever she goes.

  9. Very cute. Imagine taking your sandwiches out of such a lovely lunch bag. I’d go for it, for sure!

  10. inday_adin says:

    That is so darling! 🙂

  11. M would love pink Elephants! Now I just have to get to Crafty Planet! It’s even closer to me than it is to you!

  12. Mary says:

    Very cute! Nice job Anna!

  13. alissa says:

    I love the lunch bag Anna! Heck, I might even take my lunch to work in one of those bags. I’m going to check out the Etsy shop for the pattern. Thanks!

  14. naomi says:

    love it! Looks like it would have been tricky to sew though? You did an awesome job.

  15. Michele says:

    Would you think me awful if I made one for myself instead of for my kids… because IT… IS… SO… CUTE. And to answer your question: What’s better than glittery pink elephants? A glittery pink elephant bag.

  16. OMG too cute….my daughter will definatly need one of those. Thanks for the link to the pattern, I’m gonna go buy one of my own!!

  17. Dahlia says:

    This is way cute! I like the pattern – it’d make a good scripture case for the girls (when they’re responsible enough to carry that to church) 🙂
    And I LOVE your new haircut – perfect for summer and it’s just so cute on you! Beautiful!

  18. jess says:

    i LOVE the fabric! too cute. nice job!

  19. by night says:

    It is just too cute! I love it!

  20. Vicky says:

    Thats a gorgeous little lunchbag. I hate the poor choice of lunch boxes/bags that are available at the mo’ but that is really cute and would make a nice change from insulated Disney princesses!!!

  21. sneezerville says:

    it is very cute. the lunch bag that i made for my son just got sidelined for a commercially bought nickelodeon bag that grandma bought him 🙁

  22. I LOVE IT!!!!! Super cute. How can she not like the gingham???? It’s adorable.

  23. Ashley Ann says:

    That is ADORABLE. 😀

    I personally love the green checks. Great job!

  24. Deanna says:

    Just adorable! LOVE the fabric! I’ve seen these bags and been thinking I’ll just have to make some for my girls. 🙂

  25. Yep. VERY CUTE! Nothing is cuter than the glittery pink elephant.

  26. Jeannie says:

    Nothing is cuter!! that looks so fun! I think I have about all her patterns and I need to get to making those lunch bags. I bought cute oilskin tableclothes on sale and they should work great.
    You did an awesome job!

  27. dana says:

    funny that she cares about the lining!
    It’s adorable. I’ve been meaning to make lucy a lunch sack-ish thing. This is much cooler than what I had in mind though!

  28. sewtakeahike says:

    Anna your lunch bag turned out fabulous! It’s such a cute pattern!

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