Love Aesthetics

August 13, 2012

Foil Lunch Bags

I’m a big fan of making the disposable undisposable. Like Maison Martin Margiela did with hospital bracelets, plastic and paper bags and wallets that look like paper envelopes. Then Raf just followed up with leather lunch bags at Jil Sander.

When I saw this cheap, faux metallic leather that looked more like the foil they wrap your take-out dinner in I knew it was time to make some bags. After analyzing a brown paper bag, I copied it on a slightly bigger scale, putting thin seams where the folds should be and finishing off with a zig-zagged cut edge.

102 responses to “Foil Lunch Bags”

  1. Filipa says:

    this is so great, I will try to do something similar. I just have to find out where to buy faux metallic leather.

  2. These are amazing but where to get the leather?! Where do you find all of your materials for your DIY things, they are amazing.

  3. Daphinitly says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! You’re so creative! You should open a shop or something. And btw, I actually like your design way better than the bag from Acne. xo

  4. Lisa says:

    Super! Heel gaaf!

  5. Fashiable says:

    Als je er meer maakt, zou ik meer dan graag de zilveren willen kopen hihi. Wauw, wat zijn ze goed gelukt zeg! Ik wil zelf ook nog zo’n paperbag, maar dit noem je pas eens origineel! Petje af weer X

  6. Sousan says:

    i like!

  7. Helene says:

    Love it! 🙂


  8. love this – i seriously need to do this xx

  9. These are amazing – you did such a great job!

  10. denise says:

    heel erg mooi zeg!

  11. Kristin B says:

    Such a clever and creative idea! I love these!
    x K

  12. Rini says:

    Those bags are great! You should sell it… I would buy it 😉

  13. Isabelle says:

    You do miracles with a thread and a needle!

  14. Chanel-Lilly says:

    i am smitten with this bag, what i would do to be abe make my own one! i’m praying you start selling some soon. you’re so creative!

  15. Heather says:

    OMG i love this! This is adorable and so crafty! Make me one 😉

  16. d.h.e.r. says:

    now these are lunch bags to remember. such a great idea. i also love how they look together. the silver and gold is giving me r2d2 & c3po vibes.

  17. Melissa Hope says:

    This is bomb! I need to find this amazing fabric in NY. Thanks! You always post great DIYs.

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  19. Laura says:

    These are amazing! x

  20. Jacqueline says:

    this is such a great idea and it looks amazing!thanks for sharing this Ivania!

    xoxo, Jacqueline

    Mannequin de Vitrine

  21. i love this. would love to try this out too but it wouldn’t get so well done as your version! love it

  22. Michele says:

    Ah love it! Ik wilde dit ook gaan doen met bruin leer maar vind dit veel leuker!

  23. Mat says:

    best thing i’ve seen diy-wise in ages

  24. Sharon says:

    Love it!

    Where do you buy those gorgeous leather fabrics? I want to know!

    I want to make a DIY leather paper bag but can’t find the perfect tanned leather for that.


  25. Travelle says:

    You have my heart. <3

  26. Camilla says:

    this is perfection!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  27. Therese says:

    They’re so cool!

  28. oh yes!!!! I just want to carry this around everywhere!!

  29. These foil handbags look so unique! Love the golden one!

  30. Megcz says:

    so cool!
    I am obsessed with shiny gold stuff!!!<3

  31. Bec says:

    I seriously think you’re genius; I love how your mind works. And how I wish I could have had one of these to reuse when I was little and in school.

  32. these are just stunning! I want to make them too

  33. Marta Mas says:

    What a nice blog, I love your posts!

    I follow you

    xx 🙂

  34. Victoria says:

    Brilliant! They look great!

  35. Charli says:

    the gold is nicer than the Jil Sander… sell them please!!

  36. Aves Gry says:

    The bag look super simple and easy to make. My only concern is finding a fabric store that sells faux leather. I would love to attempt at this.

  37. Kitty Hawk says:

    not only have you just stunned me with how professional your diy looks. you’ve also made me come to the simple conclusion what professionality is: when a great and intelligent idea teams up with proper material and perfect workmanship to become something even greater than the sum of those three.

    thank you very much for being so generous to share your genius! reading your blog makes my life richer.

  38. Kitty Hawk says:

    p.s. i imagine the hardest part was to cut the zig zag so neatly? my granny gave me zig zag scissors for fabric some weeks ago and i cut felt with them. it was pretty tiring to achieve the perfect alignment of the little triangles – but what shall a perfectionist do? did you use any tricks on that part? 🙂

  39. Lola Jaro says:

    oh my god, great minds think alike I did the same exact D.I.Y months ago, but mine was all black!!!


    I like the foil colored ones you made, great idea, I’ll have to do that next.

    Love your blog!!


  40. im convinced that you’re a genius..

  41. I love these! Talk about being the most stylish girl at lunchtime… xx

    Kate {Modette}

  42. lia says:

    SO great! Now I just have to find similar material! ugh i hate material shops in Germany they are so frustrating!

  43. Mira says:

    That looks so cool. Wish I could make one too 😀

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  44. Hanna Holmes says:

    wow, that is SO cool! 🙂

    xo, Hanna

  45. Michele says:

    Heb je toevallig een patroon voor de liefhebbers? Want ik snap nog niet heel goed hoe de onderkant dicht gaat hihi

  46. I love all your DIY’s. Always so creative and cool

  47. looks awesome, great idea!

  48. Nathan Niche says:

    Very beautiful DIY, I find this SO much better than the Jil Sander leather ones, these got personality (with a lil’ bit of LOVE AESTHETICS magic by Ivania) haha!

    xx nathan.niche

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  49. Elisa says:

    This is such a great idea.
    Wjen I saw this fabric in the fabric store the other day I thought to myselfe that I wouldn’t know what to do with it…but now I see 😉

  50. Cecilie says:

    So beautiful! I want one <3

  51. Talitha Palomo says:

    Hey Ivania! 🙂

    I was looking at the winter collection of Zara and I saw a coat that reminded me of you/your blog. I’ll post the link here so you can see it. I thought that maybe you’d like it.

    Veel succes met je blog!


  52. Coralie says:

    So great idea ! I love it ! cheap and chic ! And it has to be so great to have a bag make with your own hands.

    Bisous bisous.

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  54. nuray says:

    these are great!

  55. KAIIWONG says:

    supercool. I will definitely wear something like this to fashionweek !!


  56. Daisy Nguyen says:

    ADORE these!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  57. I’m a bit obsessed with this new look!

    Δ lauren gabrielle

  58. Helen Glory says:

    So awesome! Do you know the brand Antiatoms? They make really awesome “permanent disposable” products such as leather lunch bags and leather paper bags.

    Two of my favourites are these:

    They look so buttery and wonderful!

    Claudia Helen x

  59. soooo cool! love the silver version!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  60. So these ones on the photo are selfmade? That’s absolutely amazing! By far my most favourite DIY of yours, they’re so perfectly sewed I never would’ve thought about a DIY!

    Lovely greetings,

  61. katecrackpot says:

    Absolutely lovely!
    I am a BIG fan of your DIY’s!

  62. omgsh i saw some other blogger holding one and i was so happy to see your DIY!! i don’t know if i can get a hold of metallic leather but i might spray paint some other material

  63. Rhea Dillon says:

    This is so great! Please do a step by step to this I would love to try it!

  64. Alex says:

    INSPIRED. Its amazing how you come up with projects and they just work, every time. xox

  65. Lini says:

    Such a cool idea! They look great 🙂

  66. Duck says:

    Really great idea! Although I still want a Jil Sander…

  67. Fey says:

    Perfect! I plan to do mine also 🙂

  68. Safe to say i like your version much better.

  69. I did one some days ago, in black.
    I really love it! 🙂


  70. geweldig idee! je hebt echt de mooiste blog OOIT, wauw

  71. Leah says:

    love love love. Seriously the best thing ever!!

  72. Chesney says:

    Your creativity is fueling!

  73. parasola says:

    i LOVE it!!! You are so creative! I also make some DIY projects, so I know how hard it can sometimes be 😉 congratulations 🙂

  74. Natashakm says:

    Seriously, you should sell these because I would buy one of each! Do you have an etsy account?

  75. alice says:

    is there any amount of money i could give you in exchange for PLEASE making me one of these?

  76. Anonymous says:

    amazing! ik vraag me af waar jij je stoffen koopt in amsterdam? want als ik op de albert cuyp ben zie ik dit soort dingen echt niet!

  77. Viola says:

    I really love this one! You’re really creative! I just found your blog and i already love it! Can you please make a guide about how you made it? 🙂


  78. Viola says:

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  79. Anonymous says:

    Hi, this looks too good not to try, but I’m new to the Netherlands, and was wondering where you buy your faux leather scraps from. It’d be really great if you could give a few tips. Thanks!

  80. Jo Moxie says:

    I am a little annoyed that you did not either tell anyone where you got the fabric, tell anyone that you don’t want to tell or that you didn’t tell us if you plan to sell these and if so, where.


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