Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags! Use it to pack snacks, paint, zippers, color pencils, or even toiletries for travel. Guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!

DIY Kawaii Animal Lunch Bag

What you need

PDF Pattern (see below)
Clear plastic vinyl
Felt in coordinating colors
Velcro
All-purpose adhesive (such as UHU)



Instructions

Notes:

Please print the Kawaii Animal PDF Pattern without any page scaling. There are 2 options of animal faces in the pattern—a cat and and a bear. For this tutorial we will be using the bear pattern.

Step 1:
003

Cut out felt and plastic vinyl according to pattern instructions.

Tip: Do not pin the pattern pieces onto the plastic vinyl as the holes will remain as puncture marks. Tape it down on the underside or use a marker to trace the pattern pieces onto the vinyl. For the purpose of clarity in this tutorial, we have left our marker tracings visible on the pattern, but you should trim it away when you make yours.

Step 2:

004

Lay out the plastic vinyl in the same order as the picture above: Body, Side, Body, Side. Stitch up all 3 edges that meet between the pieces (do not stitch the extreme left and extreme right edges).

005

Tip: Plastic vinyl can be tricky to sew as it tends to stick to the sewing machine and not glide smoothly through. Use strips of Scotch Magic Tape to line your machine’s throat plate area and also on the underside of your sewing foot, and the plastic vinyl will glide through like regular fabric.

Step 3:

006

Fold over the top edge and stitch down. This will be the opening of the bag.

Step 4:

007

Flip the plastic vinyl over so that the stitches you made in Step 2 are all faced down. Place Body Felt on top, 2 inches from the bottom edge. Stitch to join felt to plastic vinyl.

008
Flip felt piece down so that the stitches will be hidden underneath.

Step 5:

009

Using the pattern piece, mark the spot for the Velcro piece on the Body piece that is already sandwiched between 2 Side pieces.

010
Attach one of the Velcro pieces.

011

Repeat step to attach the other Velcro piece to the Face plastic vinyl.

Step 6:

012

Use the adhesive to stick the eyes and nose (and mouth for the bear) onto the felt Face piece.

Place plastic vinyl Face piece with the Velcro facing down, then place felt Face piece right side up on top of it.

013

Top stitch all around the face to join the felt piece to the plastic vinyl.

014

Pin ears onto the face with the pointy ends facing down. Awww.

Step 7:

015

Lay body piece like the picture above (with the first 3 stitches you made facing down again). Note that the Velcro should be on the left hand side, as it is in the picture.

016

Place the Face on the top edge of the right side’s Body piece (the one without the Velcro). Top stitch to join both pieces together.

Step 8:

017

Fold the left edge to meet the right edge.

018

Stitch all the way down, including the felt as well.

Step 9:

019

Pop it up to see it take shape into a boxy form.

020

Press down the sides of the felt so that it pleats like a fan (or like an “M” shape).

021

Pin and sew across at the bottom to close up the bag.

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Turn the whole bag inside out and you’re done! Now to fill it with some goodies! :D

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Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags! Use it to pack snacks, paint, zippers, color pencils, or even toiletries for travel. Guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!

DIY Kawaii Animal Lunch Bag

What you need

PDF Pattern (see below)
Clear plastic vinyl
Felt in coordinating colors
Velcro
All-purpose adhesive (such as UHU)



Instructions

Notes:

Please print the Kawaii Animal PDF Pattern without any page scaling. There are 2 options of animal faces in the pattern—a cat and and a bear. For this tutorial we will be using the bear pattern.

Step 1:
003

Cut out felt and plastic vinyl according to pattern instructions.

Tip: Do not pin the pattern pieces onto the plastic vinyl as the holes will remain as puncture marks. Tape it down on the underside or use a marker to trace the pattern pieces onto the vinyl. For the purpose of clarity in this tutorial, we have left our marker tracings visible on the pattern, but you should trim it away when you make yours.

Step 2:

004

Lay out the plastic vinyl in the same order as the picture above: Body, Side, Body, Side. Stitch up all 3 edges that meet between the pieces (do not stitch the extreme left and extreme right edges).

005

Tip: Plastic vinyl can be tricky to sew as it tends to stick to the sewing machine and not glide smoothly through. Use strips of Scotch Magic Tape to line your machine’s throat plate area and also on the underside of your sewing foot, and the plastic vinyl will glide through like regular fabric.

Step 3:

006

Fold over the top edge and stitch down. This will be the opening of the bag.

Step 4:

007

Flip the plastic vinyl over so that the stitches you made in Step 2 are all faced down. Place Body Felt on top, 2 inches from the bottom edge. Stitch to join felt to plastic vinyl.

008
Flip felt piece down so that the stitches will be hidden underneath.

Step 5:

009

Using the pattern piece, mark the spot for the Velcro piece on the Body piece that is already sandwiched between 2 Side pieces.

010
Attach one of the Velcro pieces.

011

Repeat step to attach the other Velcro piece to the Face plastic vinyl.

Step 6:

012

Use the adhesive to stick the eyes and nose (and mouth for the bear) onto the felt Face piece.

Place plastic vinyl Face piece with the Velcro facing down, then place felt Face piece right side up on top of it.

013

Top stitch all around the face to join the felt piece to the plastic vinyl.

014

Pin ears onto the face with the pointy ends facing down. Awww.

Step 7:

015

Lay body piece like the picture above (with the first 3 stitches you made facing down again). Note that the Velcro should be on the left hand side, as it is in the picture.

016

Place the Face on the top edge of the right side’s Body piece (the one without the Velcro). Top stitch to join both pieces together.

Step 8:

017

Fold the left edge to meet the right edge.

018

Stitch all the way down, including the felt as well.

Step 9:

019

Pop it up to see it take shape into a boxy form.

020

Press down the sides of the felt so that it pleats like a fan (or like an “M” shape).

021

Pin and sew across at the bottom to close up the bag.

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Turn the whole bag inside out and you’re done! Now to fill it with some goodies! :D

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Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags! Use it to pack snacks, paint, zippers, color pencils, or even toiletries for travel. Guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!

DIY Kawaii Animal Lunch Bag

What you need

PDF Pattern (see below)
Clear plastic vinyl
Felt in coordinating colors
Velcro
All-purpose adhesive (such as UHU)



Instructions

Notes:

Please print the Kawaii Animal PDF Pattern without any page scaling. There are 2 options of animal faces in the pattern—a cat and and a bear. For this tutorial we will be using the bear pattern.

Step 1:
003

Cut out felt and plastic vinyl according to pattern instructions.

Tip: Do not pin the pattern pieces onto the plastic vinyl as the holes will remain as puncture marks. Tape it down on the underside or use a marker to trace the pattern pieces onto the vinyl. For the purpose of clarity in this tutorial, we have left our marker tracings visible on the pattern, but you should trim it away when you make yours.

Step 2:

004

Lay out the plastic vinyl in the same order as the picture above: Body, Side, Body, Side. Stitch up all 3 edges that meet between the pieces (do not stitch the extreme left and extreme right edges).

005

Tip: Plastic vinyl can be tricky to sew as it tends to stick to the sewing machine and not glide smoothly through. Use strips of Scotch Magic Tape to line your machine’s throat plate area and also on the underside of your sewing foot, and the plastic vinyl will glide through like regular fabric.

Step 3:

006

Fold over the top edge and stitch down. This will be the opening of the bag.

Step 4:

007

Flip the plastic vinyl over so that the stitches you made in Step 2 are all faced down. Place Body Felt on top, 2 inches from the bottom edge. Stitch to join felt to plastic vinyl.

008
Flip felt piece down so that the stitches will be hidden underneath.

Step 5:

009

Using the pattern piece, mark the spot for the Velcro piece on the Body piece that is already sandwiched between 2 Side pieces.

010
Attach one of the Velcro pieces.

011

Repeat step to attach the other Velcro piece to the Face plastic vinyl.

Step 6:

012

Use the adhesive to stick the eyes and nose (and mouth for the bear) onto the felt Face piece.

Place plastic vinyl Face piece with the Velcro facing down, then place felt Face piece right side up on top of it.

013

Top stitch all around the face to join the felt piece to the plastic vinyl.

014

Pin ears onto the face with the pointy ends facing down. Awww.

Step 7:

015

Lay body piece like the picture above (with the first 3 stitches you made facing down again). Note that the Velcro should be on the left hand side, as it is in the picture.

016

Place the Face on the top edge of the right side’s Body piece (the one without the Velcro). Top stitch to join both pieces together.

Step 8:

017

Fold the left edge to meet the right edge.

018

Stitch all the way down, including the felt as well.

Step 9:

019

Pop it up to see it take shape into a boxy form.

020

Press down the sides of the felt so that it pleats like a fan (or like an “M” shape).

021

Pin and sew across at the bottom to close up the bag.

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Turn the whole bag inside out and you’re done! Now to fill it with some goodies! :D

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Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags! Use it to pack snacks, paint, zippers, color pencils, or even toiletries for travel. Guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!

DIY Kawaii Animal Lunch Bag

What you need

PDF Pattern (see below)
Clear plastic vinyl
Felt in coordinating colors
Velcro
All-purpose adhesive (such as UHU)



Instructions

Notes:

Please print the Kawaii Animal PDF Pattern without any page scaling. There are 2 options of animal faces in the pattern—a cat and and a bear. For this tutorial we will be using the bear pattern.

Step 1:
003

Cut out felt and plastic vinyl according to pattern instructions.

Tip: Do not pin the pattern pieces onto the plastic vinyl as the holes will remain as puncture marks. Tape it down on the underside or use a marker to trace the pattern pieces onto the vinyl. For the purpose of clarity in this tutorial, we have left our marker tracings visible on the pattern, but you should trim it away when you make yours.

Step 2:

004

Lay out the plastic vinyl in the same order as the picture above: Body, Side, Body, Side. Stitch up all 3 edges that meet between the pieces (do not stitch the extreme left and extreme right edges).

005

Tip: Plastic vinyl can be tricky to sew as it tends to stick to the sewing machine and not glide smoothly through. Use strips of Scotch Magic Tape to line your machine’s throat plate area and also on the underside of your sewing foot, and the plastic vinyl will glide through like regular fabric.

Step 3:

006

Fold over the top edge and stitch down. This will be the opening of the bag.

Step 4:

007

Flip the plastic vinyl over so that the stitches you made in Step 2 are all faced down. Place Body Felt on top, 2 inches from the bottom edge. Stitch to join felt to plastic vinyl.

008
Flip felt piece down so that the stitches will be hidden underneath.

Step 5:

009

Using the pattern piece, mark the spot for the Velcro piece on the Body piece that is already sandwiched between 2 Side pieces.

010
Attach one of the Velcro pieces.

011

Repeat step to attach the other Velcro piece to the Face plastic vinyl.

Step 6:

012

Use the adhesive to stick the eyes and nose (and mouth for the bear) onto the felt Face piece.

Place plastic vinyl Face piece with the Velcro facing down, then place felt Face piece right side up on top of it.

013

Top stitch all around the face to join the felt piece to the plastic vinyl.

014

Pin ears onto the face with the pointy ends facing down. Awww.

Step 7:

015

Lay body piece like the picture above (with the first 3 stitches you made facing down again). Note that the Velcro should be on the left hand side, as it is in the picture.

016

Place the Face on the top edge of the right side’s Body piece (the one without the Velcro). Top stitch to join both pieces together.

Step 8:

017

Fold the left edge to meet the right edge.

018

Stitch all the way down, including the felt as well.

Step 9:

019

Pop it up to see it take shape into a boxy form.

020

Press down the sides of the felt so that it pleats like a fan (or like an “M” shape).

021

Pin and sew across at the bottom to close up the bag.

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Turn the whole bag inside out and you’re done! Now to fill it with some goodies! :D

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DIY Kawaii Animal Lunch Bag

Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags! Use it to pack snacks, paint, zippers, color pencils, or even toiletries for travel. Guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!

DIY Kawaii Animal Lunch Bag

What you need

PDF Pattern (see below)
Clear plastic vinyl
Felt in coordinating colors
Velcro
All-purpose adhesive (such as UHU)



Instructions

Notes:

Please print the Kawaii Animal PDF Pattern without any page scaling. There are 2 options of animal faces in the pattern—a cat and and a bear. For this tutorial we will be using the bear pattern.

Step 1:
003

Cut out felt and plastic vinyl according to pattern instructions.

Tip: Do not pin the pattern pieces onto the plastic vinyl as the holes will remain as puncture marks. Tape it down on the underside or use a marker to trace the pattern pieces onto the vinyl. For the purpose of clarity in this tutorial, we have left our marker tracings visible on the pattern, but you should trim it away when you make yours.

Step 2:

004

Lay out the plastic vinyl in the same order as the picture above: Body, Side, Body, Side. Stitch up all 3 edges that meet between the pieces (do not stitch the extreme left and extreme right edges).

005

Tip: Plastic vinyl can be tricky to sew as it tends to stick to the sewing machine and not glide smoothly through. Use strips of Scotch Magic Tape to line your machine’s throat plate area and also on the underside of your sewing foot, and the plastic vinyl will glide through like regular fabric.

Step 3:

006

Fold over the top edge and stitch down. This will be the opening of the bag.

Step 4:

007

Flip the plastic vinyl over so that the stitches you made in Step 2 are all faced down. Place Body Felt on top, 2 inches from the bottom edge. Stitch to join felt to plastic vinyl.

008
Flip felt piece down so that the stitches will be hidden underneath.

Step 5:

009

Using the pattern piece, mark the spot for the Velcro piece on the Body piece that is already sandwiched between 2 Side pieces.

010
Attach one of the Velcro pieces.

011

Repeat step to attach the other Velcro piece to the Face plastic vinyl.

Step 6:

012

Use the adhesive to stick the eyes and nose (and mouth for the bear) onto the felt Face piece.

Place plastic vinyl Face piece with the Velcro facing down, then place felt Face piece right side up on top of it.

013

Top stitch all around the face to join the felt piece to the plastic vinyl.

014

Pin ears onto the face with the pointy ends facing down. Awww.

Step 7:

015

Lay body piece like the picture above (with the first 3 stitches you made facing down again). Note that the Velcro should be on the left hand side, as it is in the picture.

016

Place the Face on the top edge of the right side’s Body piece (the one without the Velcro). Top stitch to join both pieces together.

Step 8:

017

Fold the left edge to meet the right edge.

018

Stitch all the way down, including the felt as well.

Step 9:

019

Pop it up to see it take shape into a boxy form.

020

Press down the sides of the felt so that it pleats like a fan (or like an “M” shape).

021

Pin and sew across at the bottom to close up the bag.

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Finished Kawaii Lunch Bag

Turn the whole bag inside out and you’re done! Now to fill it with some goodies! :D

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Comments

  1. it is really very nice but vinyl is not available in our city ..is there any other matereail we can use…?

  2. This project is very beautiful and useful. Thank you for your good ideas.

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