Quilted Lunch Tote Tutorial + a FREEBIE!

First off, at your request, I finally made a tutorial for the quilted lunch totes. You can view it over on Sew Mama Sew. Make one! It may seem hard, but they are really simple and fun. And, you can wash them over and over. Never done any quilting? This is a perfect project for experimenting. Thanks Sew Mama Sew for posting the tutorial!
Second, to perfect the pattern and take photos for the tutorial, I had to make a few of them, right? So, I have some to share with you! 

All of the bags are made out of 100% organic cotton fabric, including the batting. Thank you to Harmony Art Organic Design for donating all this great fabric!

All of the lunch totes include a Green Bag Lady stainless steel water bottle. What are you waiting for? Enter to win!

How about this one for a little guy?
The Tiger Tote…
The Sophisticate…
The Purple Lover (in Harmony's NEW fabric)…
This one for a little girl…
The Horse Lover…
The Greenie…
Sorry, we will ship the lunch totes and water bottles to the USA only. Too expensive otherwise.
However, I did make something for our international friends…
Wanna win an organic lunch tote set or an organic cotton shopping bag?

•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (Mountain Time) Wednesday, Sept 4. (winners will be notified no later than Sept 5 via email and here on the blog)

Don't forget to leave us your email!

10 lucky people will be picked at random to win. Please state if you are a USA entry and which lunch tote you prefer.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship shopping bags internationally (not lunch totes or water bottles). You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck and thanks for hopping over from Sew Mama Sew! Teresa

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110 comments:

Eduard Plotnikau said...

Very fun bags! Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

Let's try to win this time. Thanks.
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Lost Reality said...

These patterns are awesome!
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ксения вайнер said...

hi! nice bags!
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Rushana Isamidinova said...

Very nice bags!
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Yakovleva Ekaterina said...

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Where are you, the bag of my dream :)

Irena said...

Very beautiful bags!
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Anonymous said...

Love the horse lunch tote!

Crossing my fingers!!!
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Dereta said...

Very nice bag!
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Tatyana said...

Very beautiful bags!
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Gill said...

Great lunch bag!
I'm in the UK but I shall try to make one!
Thanks for the pattern!
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Yulia Ushakova said...

Very nice bag!
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Galina said...

These bags give a good mood! galina.25.04(at)mail(dot)ru

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

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Tatyana Misharina said...

Very very beautiful bags! Thanks!
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Lilija said...

Very nice bags! Margo884(at)yandex(dot)ru

Beth said...

Thanks for the tutorial, and the giveaway. The holidays are approaching and these lunch bags would make great gifts.

The black and white bag is my very favorite, although the green, purple, and "Oh My!" bags are in a tie for second place--since we don't have little girls at our house, pretty much any of the bags other than the horse bag would be a big hit here.

Thanks much for the chance to enter and for the good you do.

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Anonymous said...

Excellent bags for lunch, it's a pity that I am not from the USA, I should try to make this beauty myself... Today in Russia we celebrate the day of knowledge, congratulations to You too, because You also give people knowledges!
Conventional bags are good as always!
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Irina said...

Nice bags. I wanna win it.
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Lee said...

I love the purple in Harmony's new fabric! The Oh My is a pretty close second. USA MI and thank you and happy Labor Day!
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Tamara Krasnyanskaya said...

Cool shopping bags! I like them. Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

Good Day! Very nise bags!!!!
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Anonymous said...

Very nice bags!
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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Good bags & nice fabrics. Thanks.
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Александр Грызин said...

Very nise bags
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Melissa Graham said...

Love all the lunch bags. I am from the USA. The purple and green are my favorites.

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JLVerde said...

The quilted bags are fabulous. Thanks for making a tutorial.

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Elsa said...

I LOVE the Oh My! bag especially ~ it's so cute!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

I need this bag)
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Anonymous said...

I love that tiger lunch bag! I live in the US. My email address is
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Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! mrsjprince(at)gmail(dot)com

EmileeHope said...

Love the tiger bag! Thanks for the patten & a chance to win!
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Anonymous said...

Teresa's bags beautiful, as always!
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Anonymous said...

Woooooooow!!!
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Катя Луцишин said...

O new bags! They are sooooooooooo nice! I'd like to get one of them :)

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Sue said...

I would love to win any one of the lunch bags ~ they are all so cute!!! Thank you for the chance AND the free pattern!!!
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JoAnn P said...

I love the new luch totes. I am in the USA. Love everything you make.I would love to be able to make one of these. My favorite is The Sophisticate. Thank you so much.
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proudmommy0f4 said...

Those totes are "tote" ally adorable!! I love the Sophisticate and the Purple Lover but they are all wonderful - proudmommy3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maria said...

I am so in love with those lunchbags, especially the purple one. That fabric is the most gorgeous EVER.

I tried making one without a pattern and it turned out a bit lopsided (most of my projects do. I view ti as a trademark so don't y'all be trying it!!!) :>)

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Lori said...

these totes are so adorable. I love the materials used.
I am a US resident
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Anonymous said...

Love love love the green one and the tiger!!!
Thanks bunches!!

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Anonymous said...

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would love to have black and white, green or purple bag

thank you

Anonymous said...

how awesome are these! love the GBL!

Sara -South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Anastasia said...

beutiful bags!

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Marcy said...

Adorable! I don't even care if I win..i want to attempt to make the bag! Thank you!
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Thank you for the tutorial!

Marcy

Ilya Smirnov said...

I hope that I'll win
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Marina Khrol said...

Very nice bags!
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Galinochka Volkova said...

Hi! Your bags are very beautiful and stylish, and most importantly, environmentally friendly!
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cathie said...

I am from the US and would love to win the purple, green or black and white lunch bag. thanks!
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Mari_Mari said...

Adorable!

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Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Claire--So far we have only given them away during various freebies. I'll let you know if we ever decide to sell them.

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful lunch bags. I am a US entry and love the purple one. jrian(dot)1522(at)gmail(dot)com

Osmium said...

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Thanks

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the tiger bag and the greenie!

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(U.S. entry)

Diane-TN said...

Beautiful bags! And thank you for the tutorial. Fan from USA.

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Anna Crani said...

Great totes )))

I am international friend :)
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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness that cat tote that says 'Oh My!' has MY NAME ON IT! Well, not literally but I want it to! I'm a US'er!
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Jamie Frankum said...

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I LOVE the lunch totes!! LOve them. I am a USA resident and would love the The Purple Lover or The Greenie!! Love those two!!!!!

Thanks for sharing the pattern!!!

labriek said...

Love these lunch bags, what a great idea! I'll be making some this week for back to school. My favorite is the purple one.

labriek said...

Oops... here;s the email... labriekathleen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Cute bags! I love the greenie, the Purple Lover, and Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! jordanandsamsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

debbiekl said...

Very nice! Off to check out the tutorial!
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Ursula said...

Oh my! Never thought organic products could be so pretty and unique! Really would like to own one! Way to go!:)))
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(i am from Lithuania, Europe:))

Anonymous said...

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Love these bags! The Sophisticate is my fave.

Carla said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I want to give it a try!

I love horses, but I think my favorite is the purple! (I am in the USA)

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Sue Haebig said...

Oh boy! It is hard to choose :) The Tiger or Purple Lover!

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Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow. These are amazing. I love the tiger one. So cute and the the others are so pretty. Thanks for the chance to own my very own. Hugs. amy_cj79(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Ar;eia said...

:( Im sure the pink tote with the pony wants to come to Australia and be friend with my ponies :D

Anna McCurdy said...

Very fun bags- your new waterbottle is very nice too- I live north of the American border so I do not qualify for your first giveaway.
However, this Canadian girl loves your bags- I may have to make one of my own. Thanks for the pattern.
Regards from Alberta,
Anna
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Bev Weis said...

I am a USA entry and my fave is the green lunch bag, though they are all very appealing. Great job!
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Neldajay said...

what a beautiful tote bag...I would love to have one with the water bottle :)
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Валентина Дмитриу said...

Ilove this bag? nice bags
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Ира Дидковская said...

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Фрида Ф said...

Very beautiful bags!
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Loveyourwork said...

As always, am loving your designs
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Claire Pfendler said...

Oh-Em-geeee!!! Where can I get one of those water bottles??? Do you sell them? Love love love them!

I would love the OH-My bag if I get chosen :-)
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** I apologize for posting again. I have deleted my previous comment since I forgot to add my email :-(

Nataliya Chernenok said...

Amazing bags!!
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Patricia said...

I am a USA resident. I prefer the Purple Harmony bag...It is lovely!
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Anonymous said...

These are awesome bags!!!
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Olga Saveljeva said...

Fantastic!!! Very very beatiful bags!!! Thanks ;) :*

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Osage Bluff Quilter said...

These lunch bags are adorable!!!
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Yasuko said...

I definitely love the Tiger Tote~!!!

NATHAN JACOBS said...

USA
Black and white bag
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Julia said...

LOVE these bags! You really inspire me Teresa! <3

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Noemy said...

From USA
I love them all but the one that caught my eyes was the tiger one, soooo cute... Hope I can win one!!!
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Sam Breen said...

These lunch totes and water bottles are great! You do wonderful work!

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Alina said...

Nice bags!

kim t. said...

perfect for this time of year!

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usa entry

no preference - I'd be happy with any of them. ;)

Юлия Дан said...

hello! nice bags!
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Anonymous said...

I need one of these so baby. They are beautiful. Love them all, especially the black and white one.

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Sara said...

Oh Oh OOOOhhh!!!! My 8th grader really wants the purple one to help her start the school year off right! We're in NY at ssnarr(at)gmail(dot)com.

Brenda Turner said...

Love the purple bag!
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Anonymous said...

You have a very beautiful bags, this is a great work to do this beauty!!! I am glad that there are such talented people like you !!! I am very pleased to be with you friends !!!I wish great success and many new victories!! you will succeed !!! Thank you!!!!With respect to you Elena !!!

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Sue D said...

Great bags. I like them all but I think my favorite is the tiger bag.
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Laurie said...

Love every single one of them and the bottles are great as well! Thanks for the great give away!
Proud to be from the USA!

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Lia*s Handmades said...

From Germany here, and since I'm not illegible for a lunch tote and water bottle, I would love to win one of the other totes :) love the blue one with white circles!

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Anonymous said...

These lunch bags look great and very useful! I'll have to add this to my "to sew" list. The tiger one is very cute. Fingers crossed for the give-away...


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Emilia said...

My favorite totes are the tiger, green and white, and black and white with flowers!! I love these bags! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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I'm in the USA

Becky said...

I made a bag today from your tutorial and gave you props on my blog. If I win, you can email me from there!

Anonymous said...

Cute bags

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Anonymous said...

Very cute bags! I am in the USA. LOVE the purple! Thanks!

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Good luck to all!

Марина Шо said...

This is a super prize! I really want to win!

Olichka said...

Amazimg!
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Helen Gentz said...

The tiger tote would be so fun for one of my children! But I LOVE the purple lover! Thank you!

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US entry.

AngieLynn said...

Love the bags! Going to have to make a couple myself.
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Helen said...

These lunch totes are just too darn cute!!! I am an USA entry and my favorite is The Sophisticate. Keeping fingers crossed that I'll be a lucky winner! Thanks for another great freebie!

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Mary Hughes said...

I love the Stornetta!! And, Graceland. Purple & lavendar are my colors!
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Sherry's Blog said...

love all the lunch bags!
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ANNA said...

Hi, all your lunch bag are very beautiful and above all very comfortable
I hope to have an opportunity to have one. Thanks
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