Hungry as a Lion! Lunch Bag

By  Sandy Rollinger 

size: 6"x9-1/2"


  • Recycled oval-shaped tissue box
  • Kunin Rainbow Classicfelt: 9”x12” Baby Blue; scraps: French Vanilla, Cashmere Tan, Copper Canyon, Black
  • Red alphabet stickers
  • Yellow rick rack, 12” lengths, two
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • Cording, 16” length


  • Large-eye embroidery needle and brown floss
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, sponge scrap, ruler, toothpicks, clothespins

Pattern - Hungry as a Lion! Lunch Bag

  • 1. Cut top from tissue box. Use sponge scrap to apply glue on sides of box. Press blue felt sheet on box, overlapping edges on back. Use clothespins to hold in place until dry.
  • 2. Measure and cut two 12" rick rack lengths. Adhere rick rack around bottom and top edges of bag. Let dry.
  • 3. For casing, cut slits 1" from top of bag, about 1" apart. Measure and cut 16" length of cording. Weave cording in and out of slits; tie ends together.
  • 4. Print out and cut out patterns. Cut 1/2" slits on edge of mane.
  • 5. Use needle and brown thread to sew blanket stitch around edge of face; knot ends.
  • 6. Adhere nose, bottom nose, and wiggle eyes on face. For eyebrows, sew two small pieces of brown thread above eyes; knot ends. For mouth, sew smile below nose; knot ends.
  • 7. Adhere face and ears on mane. Adhere mane on bottom of bag.
  • 8. Press "Hungry As A" alphabet stickers above lion. Use toothpick to spot glue to secure.
  • Tip
  • 1. Substitute heavyweight canvas for a sturdier lunch bag. Omit alphabet stickers and use fabric paint for a washable project.