Getting ready to go back to school can be an expensive time, and this DIY lunch bag tutorial is a great way to save money and make your own personalized lunch bag. With a loose leaf lined paper theme, this lunch bag is ideal for getting back into school mode and encouraging kids to pack homemade lunches.

While this lunch bag may look store-bought, it's actually a really easy homemade craft. All you need is some light blue and white stripe fabric that needs to be cut into a cross shape. To make it really look like school paper, add a red line to create the 1-inch paper margin. After the edges have been sewn together, you can fill the lunch bag up with a nutritious lunch, roll down the top of the lunch bag and use an over-sized clip to fasten the bag shut.